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How to Get Rid of Wasp Nests?

There is no quicker way to ruin the excitement of finally getting to enjoy the outdoors and warm temperatures then finding a wasp nest in your yard. However, these pesky little creatures are much harder and scarier to control than mosquitos. Therefore, we want to provide you with a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to getting rid of wasp nests around your home.

DON’Ts

Below is a list of materials to avoid using when it comes to removing a wasp nest. These things will only make the situation worse and increase your changes of getting stung.

Water

Using water to get down nests will not only infuriate the wasps, causing you to get stung, but it may also cause property damage in situations like your attic.

Baseball Bat

Using a baseball bat or any other object to try and knock down the wasp nest will put you at risk for receiving multiple wasp stings, which, in turn, could result in a visit to the emergency room.

Fire

Fun Fact: Wasps build their nests by chewing wood into a pulp. Therefore, they create a home that is highly flammable. By lighting the nest on fire, you are likely to cause property damage to your home.

DOs

Hands down the best way to get rid of a wasp nest is to contact a professional who will get rid of the nest safely and effectively. However, here are a few other plans of action when it comes to removing a wasp nest.

Have a plan

If you decide you are going to remove a nest on your own, make sure you have a plan of action and escape.

Safety Equipment

Secondly, we recommend wearing some level of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep yourself sting-free. This is another reason we recommend calling a local pest control service to remove the nest. Doing so means you won’t even have to think about having to protect yourself from wasp stings.

Professional Experience

Once again, we highly recommend calling a professional. Whether it is to seek advice or have them remove a nest, a pest control company can identify instincts and behavior in wasps helping to remove them as effectively as possible.

Call Dustin Pest Control today to seek professional help on the wasp nests in your backyard!

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