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The presence of a wasps’ nest often leads to property owners taking matters into their own hands and trying to remove a wasp nest themselves. This is something we here at Rentokil strongly advise against, as more often than not, DIY attempts to remove a wasp nest can only just aggravate these stinging insects, leading to painful stings, which can be quite dangerous if you are allergic to them!
There are countless articles online, as well as numerous videos on YouTube advertising best DIY methods to remove a wasp nest. Wasps are aggressive creatures who require little to no aggravation to attack, so trying to remove a wasp nest yourself can cost you both financially and physically.
DIY wasp nest removal is not advised!
Using fire to remove a wasp nest is a very dangerous task and is not a successful way to get rid of wasps.
Wasp nests are made from a thin papery substance. Wasps create this by chewing wood into a pulp, which makes it extremely flammable. Because of this, burning a wasp nest can often lead to not only your property catching fire, suffering from burns yourself.
To add this, setting fire to a wasp nest will not successfully kill all the wasps inhabiting the nest. Any surviving wasp will quite become extremley annoyed at you for burning down their owb, resulting in them starting to attack not only yourself but any bystanders.
Using water is often thought to be another DIY solution to remove a wasps nest by flooding it.
The truth is, flooding a wasps nest isn’t an effective method at all. This is because:
Destroying a wasp nest with a bat/racket is another talked about DIY solution. To be honest, this is the least intelligent idea for removing a wasp nest yourself.
Trying to remove a wasp nest by destroying it with a baseball bat will put you at direct risk of getting stung, not only once but multiple times. This can be particularly dangerous if you are allergic to wasp stings as you could go into anaphylactic shock.
This method of DIY wasp nest removal puts you in close proximity to the hive, which is often enough aggravate them to trigger an attack.
The best way to remove a wasp nest is contacting a pest control professional. It may seem like an easy job, but a pest control technician is professionally trained to handle and remove wasp nests in a safe and efficient manner.
If you are still adamant that you can and want to remove a wasp nest yourself, it is highly advised that you:
If possible it’s a good idea to have a full can of insecticide handy to spray on the nest before removing it.
It is important to note, that if the wasp nest is in a hard to reach place such as underneath your gutters, or up high in a tree, you should NOT try and remove the nest yourself as this could lead to severe injuries.
You should NOT attempt DIY wasp nest removal, if you are, or think you might be, allergic to wasp stings!
Following the steps below can help prevent wasps from building their nest in your home and/or garden:
Found a wasp’s nest in your home or garden and need help removing it? Get in contact with Rentokil today.
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