Wasps are a pain, aren’t they? Especially yellowjackets and hornets, the aggressive ones can cause harm to the residents of home. Wasp stings are dangerous. It can paralyze the body and in certain cases can also cause death. Experts have categorized wasps’ behaviour based on their types so that you know how to deal with them. It has been observed that yellow jackets thrive on foods like sweets and meat. That is why during autumn, they are seen around garbage cans and dirty dishes. They also look for high protein sources of food such as ripe fruits. If you have wasp infestation in your home, it is most likely that you might have thought of removing the wasp nest on your own for wasp control rather than calling a wasp exterminator. But is it a good idea? Find out here.
Retail shops that sell pest control supplies often keep readymade lure traps for wasps. Their biggest plus point is that they are so easy to use. You can use them during spring and later months of winter. These traps are hardly useful if the wasp nest is huge. It comes with a chemical that has the capability to attract yellowjackets. If you want to attract more wasps, you can add some proteins to the trap as well. In spring, the chemical requires changing every 6 to 8 weeks. During summer, you have to change it more frequently- every 2 to 4 weeks. Also, you have to keep checking the trap and remove the trapped wasps. If you are prepared for all these exercises, then you can think of buying readymade traps.
Trap Them in Bucket:
You can build this trap on your own. Fill a bucket with 5 gallons of soapy water. Now suspend some protein food like fish, meat 1 or 2 inches above the water level. For removing that protein, wasps will fly down and drown in the bucket. This trap works wonders in spring.
Just Knock the Nest Down:
If it is the early season, you can simply knock the paper wasp nest down. However, it is most likely that the main female of the nest may go to some other nest and start working as an ordinary worker over there. You have to keep an eye on their activities and see whether a new nest is being built up in your house or not.
Is Using the Wasp Nest Spray Safe?
Most people use aerosol formulations to get rid of wasps. You have to be very cautious if you are planning to do this on your own. Wasps have a tendency to attack if they feel some poison is being sprayed on their nest. You are prone to sting even if you have covered your whole body and face. Experts suggest that you should spray the insecticide at night. Don’t be surprised if you find intoxicated wasps in your home a few days after spraying the insecticide.
Preventive measures outweigh curative measures. First of all, you should ensure that wasps do not build a nest in or near your residence. This will save you from all the hassles of removing a wasp nest. But if you do find a wasp nest in your home, it is best to call a wasp exterminator rather than doing it on your own.
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