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How to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest

Wasps are particularly aggressive flying insects. Every September their numbers seem to balloon and these annoying bugs can ruin just about any outdoor event. Worse than being simply a nuisance, wasps carry a painful sting.

In extreme cases, this sting isn’t just painful it can cause a serve allergic reaction. Some of the symptoms wasp sting reaction include swelling of the face, throat and lips, hives on the skin and itchiness. A wasp sting reaction can even result in breathing difficulties. In some rare cases, a wasp sting can be fatal. With this in mind, it’s important to consider wasps a health threat rather than just an annoyance. A large number of wasps in an area usually means a nest is close by. If left undisturbed, a wasp nest can balloon to 3000-5000 individual wasps. Their aggression means they will likely attack playing children, animals and anyone near their nest. If a wasp nest is close to your property or worse, on your property, you have no choice but to have it removed.

 

IDENTIFYING A WASP NEST

Wasp nests are usually made of dried timber and bark. Wasps chew these materials into a paste-like substance which they use to build the nest. Wasp nests have a beige/grey colour and look like paper mashed into a dry pulp. Sometimes, you may not be able to see the nest, but a large amount of wasp activity in a small area is a sign that you have discovered a wasp nest entrance.

Some of the more common places you’ll find a wasp nest include:

- Cavity Walls

- Trees

- Sheds

- Roof Spaces

The nest collapses in early autumn, which is why you typically see more wasps around September and October.

 

HOW TO REMOVE A WASP NEST

Never attempt to remove a wasp nest on your own. Wasp nest removal is a specialist job that requires the correct protective equipment. If you want a wasp nest removed or suspect a wasp nest is close to your property call ES Pest Control immediately.

Our wasp nest removal experts, wear protective clothing that has been designed to prevent wasp stings. They use treatment products that have been approved for wasp nest removal. This treatment works within one hour, effectively killing the nest so it’s safe to remove. Our experts then dispose of the nest in the most responsible way possible.

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT A WASP NEST

To summarise there are a few fundamental things to keep in mind when dealing with a wasp nest.

- Wasps are aggressive and will sting when you approach their nest

- An allergic reaction to a wasp sting can be fatal

- Never attempt to remove a wasp nest yourself

- Once a wasp nest is discovered on or near your home call ES Pest Control immediately

For effective pest control in Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick and Laois, contact ES Pest Control today.

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