Wasp Nest Removal
Firstly, do not try and remove the wasp nest yourself. Wasps are known to be aggressive and territorial. Unlike bees, wasps can and will sting multiple times if they feel threatened.
A wasp sting is incredibly painful because they inject venom with each sting. Depending on the species, their sting can be a 4 out of 4 on the sting-pain scale, also known as the Schmidt’s Sting Pain Index. A wasp sting can cause “blowtorch-like” pain. Getting stung is very likely if you were to remove a wasp nest yourself. If the nest feels threatened, then the swarm will attack.
Even if the wasp nest appears inactive – with only one or two wasps flying in and out – the hive may be more populated than you think. A wasp nest usually contains hundreds or thousands of wasps socializing, building, and reproducing and only sends a few out a time as foragers or gatherers.
If nature is close enough to your home or business, these little buzzers may intimidate you, seemingly buzzing right up to your ear canal, and be a nuisance pest to about any living creature that comes close to their colony.
Before Wasp Nest Removal
Before wasp nest removal, remember that wasps do serve a purpose in nature. Like bees, they are excellent pollinators. They benefit your garden. Wasps feed on plant-destroying insects’ larvae and feed them to their young. If the nest is far enough away, it is best to leave the nest alone and let nature do its job.
Where Would You find A Wasp Nest?
Trees are the natural setting for a wasp nest. Dangling from a branch. Often confused with a bee hive. To a wasp, there is no difference between a tree close to your property or not.
On your property, wasp nest removal is commonly needed in warm dry areas: lofts, in the eaves of roofs, between fenceposts, under decks, and in attic space. If you see a couple of wasps on your window sill, this is a key sign that a nest may be close to your property. Your exterior lights are likely nesting areas as well. They are drawn to the heat and vibrations.
It is unsafe to keep wasp nests around your home or business. If you give us a call, our pest removal experts will give a thorough inspection for any wasp nests and remove them safely and promptly.
Do not disturb the nest until our professionals arrive.
Wasp Nest or Bee Hive
Most people who come upon a wasp nest think it is a bee hive thanks to cartoon beehives drawn to look more like wasp nests. If you see a large cardboard-looking football, it is not filled with lovable honey bees. It is probably full of generations of wasps ready to protect their family’s nest. Wasps swarms generally stay inside of the nest while honey bees are seen swarming outside the comb. Both beehives and wasp nests are dangerous to remove yourself. Beehives can get out of hand like just recent incident on Hollywood Blvd.
Removing the Wasp Nest
DIY wasp nest removal can be very dangerous if not done safely. Our experts wear safety gear and use specific tools for each situation. DO NOT SPRAY CHEMICALS INTO THE NEST! It would not be smart to just spray and hope harmful chemicals will take care of removing a wasp nest – this is not the answer – and if used improperly can severely harm people and the ecosystem.
A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. will be happy to give you relief and take care of your wasp nest removal quickly and safely.
Future Wasp Nest Prevention
Install a decoy wasp nest. A decoy is an excellent deterrent. Installing a fake wasp nest on your garage or patio, wherever your wasp problem reoccurs, will cause the wasps to not move in next season. They are intelligent enough to know that they don’t want a war with a rival nest (a wasp nest battles will end in one hive completely killing another hive.) But they are not intelligent enough to know the hive is fake.