How NOT to Remove Wasp’s Nests

Wasp’s nests are one of the most easily visible and disturbing kinds of pest infestation a homeowner will have to face. Founded by queens during the autumn months, nests lie dormant during the winter before developing quickly in the spring and becoming a major nuisance in the summer.

Removing a wasp’s nest is difficult, not least because they will aggressively defend themselves even if the nest itself is destroyed. You should almost always call in the professionals at Hastings Pest Control rather than trying to remove the nest yourself, especially if you or anyone nearby are at risk of anaphylactic shock from wasp stings. This post has a few tips on how not to do it.

Water – flooding a nest might seem like a good idea, or breaking it up with a high-pressure hose, but bear in mind that wasps tend to build their nests in sheltered areas and you risk flooding vulnerable parts of your house that would otherwise be protected by the roof. This also won’t get rid of the wasps themselves, and they’ll quickly rebuild – and go after you and anyone else nearby in revenge.

Fire – Satisfying, but not very effective and quite dangerous to whatever building you’re in. Wasps nests are built from wood pulp, which is quite flammable, and as such fires can quickly spread throughout the infested building. Worse, even immolation won’t kill all the wasps, so you’ll still get stung.

Impacts – Wasps’ nests make juicy targets for a cricket bat or thrown brick, but this is the worst way of dealing with them – you’ll get stung repeatedly whether you’re successful or not, and you’ll rarely kill all of them anyway – and they’ll often repair the damage you do quickly enough.

To avoid floods, painful stings and setting your house on fire, contact the wasp nest removal specialists at Hastings Pest Control for a professional solution