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How to deter wasps

Prevention is key if you want to avoid problems with wasps, especially during the summer months when they are most active.

It is always easier to prevent a problem before it happens, rather than to wait for wasps to invade your home or garden. 

If a nest is located in close proximity to a home or building, people can be at risk of wasp stings which can be painful and require hospitalization in some instances.

Wasp deterrent tips

An early treatment of a wasp nest will help to keep you safe from painful stings.

You can actively and regularly check your property for signs of nests, to enable early treatment.

You can also make changes to your behavior and how you handle food and drink outdoors to help deter this stinging pest.

  • Check for nests - Check your property in early spring for nests, early on they will be walnut or golf ball in size - early small nests have fewer wasps and are easier to treat quickly. Look for nests in lofts, garages, sheds, cavity walls or under eaves.

  • Secure bins - Ensure outside bins have tightly fitting lids. Keep bins at a distance from doors and windows so wasps are not attracted to the contents.

  • Keep windows and doors shut - To prevent wasps entering inside your home.

  • Keep safe - If you have spotted a nest, make sure you keep children and pets away from the area.

  • Get early nest treatment - To keep you and your family safe from painful stings. 

Although high numbers of wasps in your property almost certainly means there is a nest nearby, getting rid of a nest may not always be a possible solution.

  • If the nest is not on your property, you will have very limited control on what you can do to remove it.
  • Nests located in confined, hard-to-reach areas (such as cavity walls) will also be more difficult to treat.  

Need a professional solution for your wasp or hornet nest?

For peace of mind, and to be completely safe from stings, it is safer to let a professional Rentokil technician treat the nest for you.

  • Guaranteed, safe wasp nest treatment within 2 working days.
  • Qualified, local technicians

Call Rentokil at 1-877-690-2215 to arrange a visit by your local technician or book online today.

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