Wasps are flying pests that have a very painful sting. Wasps usually live in large colonies, so finding a wasp nest on your property or seeing numerous wasps flying around can be quite stressful. If you notice a lot of wasp activity or see a nest, it is important to take action and be proactive in dealing with the problem. The sooner you act, the faster you will be able to get the issue under control, while also minimizing the risk of stings to you, family members, or pets. Some of the ways to deal with a wasp problem on your property include the following.
Spray the Nest
Ideally, you want to take care of a wasp problem while the nest is still small and before the colony grows. One way to do this is by spraying the wasp nest with an insecticide that is specifically designed for wasps. This type of insecticide can be purchased at big box and home improvement stores, and it usually includes a hose or a high-powered sprayer so you can drench the nest with the insecticide without getting to close to it. If you opt to spray a wasp nest, take proper precautions and wear safety gear just in case the wasp colony swarms.
Invest in Baits
When you see an increase in wasp activity on your property but you have not found a wasp nest, you may want to consider setting out wasp baits. Wasp baits are designed to attract wasps and then trap them inside where they will die. Wasp baits are affordable and can be effective, but they may not work as well if you have a wasp infestation or a large colony of wasps living in the vicinity. Depending on the number of wasps you see, you may need multiple baits that will need to be set up around your yard.
Contact a Pest Control Company
If you find a very large wasp nest with numerous wasps swarming around it, don't take the risk of trying to deal with it on your own. In this type of situation, your best bet is to contact a reputable pest control company for assistance. Pest control technicians will have the appropriate safety gear to wear so they can safely remove the wasp nest without any issues. After removing a wasp nest, a pest control technician can spray powerful insecticide along the roofline, in corners, and near doorways to help prevent wasps from coming back and building another nest.
For more information, contact a residential pest control service.