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How to Remove A Wasp Nest Safely

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Wasps can be helpful as they kill small pests that destroy plants, vegetables and fruits. unfortunately, wasps may build nests near homes posing danger to people and pets. There is hence the need to get rid of the nests as soon as possible. It is only people who are not allergic to wasps stings allowed to do the work of removing the nests. Keep in mind that it would be best to hire a professional exterminator to do the job. The following is informational.

The first step in removing the wasp nest is to locate it. Presence of a nest is indicated by presence of wasps flying around the windows and doors of the houses. The path of a wasp flying from or to a nest is a straight line. This can help find the nest by following the straight path. An expert is needed to remove nests that are build under the ground or inside walls with ease.

Secondly, the best time of the day is chosen when all the insects are in and not active. The best time is at night when the wasps are sleepy and sluggish. During the day, the heat of the sun makes the insects more active and threatening. Some bright light shining on the nest is needed while working to remove the nest. Since wasp stings are dangerous and painful, someone needs to be in protective clothing. Legs can be protected by wearing tight pants or sealing off the cuffs. Sturdy gloves and long sleeved shirt with sealed cuffs are worn on hands. A thick hat and good eye protection material are needed to protect the head and eyes respectively.

After the above steps, there are two ways that can be used to remove a wasp nest, these are, pesticide and non-pesticide ways. Use of pesticide is the easiest way and involves spraying the nest with a commercial pesticide to kill the wasps. After all the insects are killed, the nest is trashed away. It is important to follow the instructions on the pesticide can to protect people and other livingĀ  organisms. Non-protective method involves gently wrapping the nest with a plastic bag. The opening of the bag should be closed well to prevent wasps from escaping. The bag is then filled with water to kill the wasps, and then thrown in a trash.