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Professional Wasp Extermination

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 | Mid-Cities Pest Control

Summer Wasp Extermination

This time of year, wasps and other critters make their way around and into homes, businesses and other areas, claiming their spot to make their nests. Wasp nests can be dangerous to remove, as many wasps carry disease or a painful sting. If you are allergic to wasp stings, consult a professional before attempting wasp extermination or before removing a wasp nest.

The best way to deter wasp nests is to knock them down as soon as you find them. This will encourage the wasps to build elsewhere and the nests will be less populated. Insecticide is another option to remove the wasp nest. Find a product that is designed specifically for wasp extermination. Be sure to wear proper clothing, covering all skin areas and especially the eyes. Wasps are less active at night, making it the perfect time for wasp extermination. It is also important not to stand directly under the wasp nest. Most sprays say to wait overnight before trying to take down the nest. This will allow any wasps that are away from the nest an opportunity to return and be killed at the sprayed nest. Another option is to carefully wrap the wasp nest in a heavy plastic bag and knock the nest down. This is the most dangerous and definitely poses the greatest risk for stings.

If you happen to discover a wasp inside your home, chances are a hibernating female found her way into a safe crack or crevice in an attic, chimney, or in the eaves of the house over the winter and found her way in when the weather warmed. The easiest way to deal with this kind of wasp extermination is with a vacuum cleaner, fly swatter, or broom. To inhibit this from happening again, spray your eaves with insecticide in the spring and then again in the fall.

Overall, use caution when dealing with any kind of wasp extermination. Wear proper clothing, know your species, and if there is concern, call a professional to do the job.

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