Do you have a wasp nest on your property? If so, you’re likely thinking of all the ways to get rid of it. It’s important to take care of nests or hives of any stinging insect to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. To help guide you, here’s what not to do when it comes to wasp nest removal.
- Use Water – You may have heard somewhere that using water on the nest will flood out the nest. However, this method isn’t recommended because the water will make the wasps defensive and could initiate an attack on you.
- Burn the Nest – It might be tempting to burn a wasp nest considering that the nest is made up of highly flammable wood and it seems like an easy way to get rid of your wasp problem. However, attempting this method can be very dangerous and leave you with burns on your body, or setting your property on fire. Additionally, burning a wasp nest doesn’t get rid of the wasps necessarily — it likely will make most of them angry and attack you.
- Damage the Nest – Have you ever seen someone attempt to get rid of a wasp nest or a beehive by swinging a baseball bat and hoping it destroys the nest? It never ends well. Attempting to damage the nest will only anger the wasps and could leave you with several wasp stings that could be deadly.
- Attempt to DIY – If you have never had an experience with removing a wasp nest or beehive, don’t start today. When dealing with a stinging insect’s home, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Always call a professional to handle your wasp nest removal.
We hope this information has informed you on what not to do with a wasp nest. If you have any questions regarding wasp nest removal or other services we provide, please contact us at BeeMan Stan today!