Finding a wasp nest can be alarming, especially if you’re not sure what to do. The first thing you should do is remain calm. Acting quickly or rashly could make the situation worse. Secondly, you need to assess the situation and determine if the nest poses a threat. If the wasps are not aggressive and you are able to keep your distance, then you may be able to safely observe the nest.
Once you’ve calmed down, look at the nest and determine where it is located. If the nest is in an area that poses a threat to humans or animals, it’s important to take emergency action.
How to Identify a Wasp Nest
A wasp nest is a teardrop-shaped structure made from a paper-like material. The nests are usually grey or brown, and they can be found in a variety of locations, including trees, bushes, under verandah steps, and in attics.
Wasps build their nests by chewing wood fibres and mixing them with saliva. This process creates a strong, water-resistant material that the wasps use to construct their nests. The nesting process typically begins in the spring, when a queen wasp emerges from hibernation and starts building a small structure for her eggs. A mature wasp nest can contain thousands of insects, and it can be quite dangerous if disturbed.
One of the most common wasp species found in Maitland is the paper wasp. The combination of diverse food sources, shady nesting sites and a lack of predators has created the perfect conditions for these insects to thrive. As a result, paper wasps are now one of the most common pests in the area. While they are not typically aggressive, paper wasps can become aggressive if they feel threatened. Their sting is painful and can cause severe reactions in some people.
DIY Wasp Nest Removal
So, you’ve found a wasp nest on your property. Now what?
You may be tempted to try and remove the wasp nest alone. A common do-it-yourself tactic for removing wasp nests includes using a soapy water mixture to kill the wasps. Unfortunately, this method is rarely effective and can actually be extremely dangerous.
First of all, wasps are highly protective of their nests and will attack anything that comes near it. Second, DIY methods often involve the use of toxic chemicals that can be harmful to humans and animals. Finally, wasps are attracted to light and movement, so trying to remove a nest can actually make the problem worse. If you find a wasp nest on your property, the best thing to do is to call a professional for help.
Professional Wasp Nest Removal
If you find a wasp nest on your property, it’s important to call a professional for removal. Here are three reasons why:
- Safety: Wasps are aggressive creatures and will not hesitate to sting if they feel threatened. A professional pest control operator has the training and equipment to remove a wasp nest safely, without putting themselves or others at risk.
- Effectiveness: Wasps are tenacious insects and will quickly rebuild their nests if given the opportunity. A professional will have the knowledge and experience to remove the nest completely, preventing the wasps from returning.
- Peace of mind: Wasp removal can be a stressful process, especially if you’re dealing with an infestation. Hiring a professional will allow you to relax and enjoy your summer without worrying about those pesky wasps.
So if you find a wasp nest on your property, don’t hesitate to call Maitland Pest Exterminators. We’ll have the job done quickly and efficiently, ensuring that you and your family can enjoy the summer without any buzzing interruptions.