Get Rid of Wasps This Summer

Summer is the season when you get to truly embrace the outdoors. Kids are off of school for three months and parents are probably tired of the stuffy office. The season allows you to truly embrace the outdoors and to go out and see new things. However, there are a couple of hindrances that keep many people from going outside when it’s nice out.

Bugs and insects are one of the primary reasons people don’t go outside in the summer, even if they’d like to. Pests like mosquitoes can be incredibly annoying, and they leave itchy bites in their wake. Sometimes mosquitoes even carry diseases.

Additionally, there are more seriously threatening pests out there that people want to avoid. Even some of the smallest creatures, like wasps, can be dangerous to you. If you want your yard to be wasp or pest free, read along to learn how to get rid of them.


Are Wasps Really Dangerous?

Many people aren’t aware, but wasps can actually be very dangerous. This is because these insects are incredibly territorial. Once one wasp decides to nest, they all follow suit. Additionally, once a wasp decides to attack, it can potentially be fatal. 

Wasp nests tend to be pretty intricate. They are made from a sort of papery material that is actually chewed wood. They can form on trees, under your deck, in windows and door frames, as well as in plenty of other places in or around your home. These wasp nests can vary in size, and some can grow to be as big as a basketball. 

Unlike bees, which sting once, wasps can sting multiple times. These pests are very easily disturbed, and they will not hesitate to attack anyone who tries to encroach on their territory. Wasps are also known to attack in packs, which can be very dangerous and sometimes even deadly. That’s why it’s important to get rid of any wasps around your home, especially if you find a nest on your property. 

wasp nest

What to do When You Spot a Wasp Nest

You will definitely want to take precautions when you set out to get rid of a wasp nest, especially if you aren’t working with a professional. Safety is the number one priority when it comes to removing these pests.

While it is certainly possible to get rid of a wasp nest on your own, it’s generally not recommended. Whatever you do, you should not disrupt the nest by throwing rocks or sticks or any other object at it. It’s more likely that the wasps will target you and attack if you disturb their peace. 

Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a professional, there is a right way to get rid of wasps. It’s important to prepare to take down the nest rather than impulsively provoking the wasps. The most important thing is your protection. 

This means that you’ll need safety gear, also known as personal protective equipment. The right personal protective equipment will ensure that you are protected from wasp stings. 

What NOT to do When You Spot a Wasp Nest

It’s important to note that there are many don’ts and few dos associated with wasps. Because they can be so brutal in protecting their nest, you should not provoke the wasps in any way. You should especially make sure that any children know not to mess around or play in the affected area.

Burning a wasp nest is not a great idea. In theory, these nests are incredibly flammable, but then again, so is your home. Additionally, burning a nest doesn’t get rid of the problem because it doesn’t kill all the wasps. In fact, you could end up worse off with aggravated wasps resettling somewhere else close by.

Another myth that has pervaded throughout the years is that water can get rid of a wasp nest. This claim is completely untrue. Throwing water on a wasp nest doesn’t do anything at all to get rid of them. All this will do is get the wasps angry and ready to attack you. 

How to Get Rid of Wasps

If you are determined to get rid of a wasp nest on your own, here’s our guide to doing it safely:

First, you’ll want to wait until it’s nighttime. Then, once you have your protective gear on, you should slowly approach the nest, making sure to be as quiet as possible. 

You’ll want to take a garbage bag and slowly cover the nest, then you should detach the nest from whatever surface it is connected to. Once you’ve sealed the garbage bag, put it in a trash can with a tight lid away from your house. 

The best way to get rid of wasps, however, is to hire a professional. Due to the severity of the risk, you take in getting rid of wasps, hiring a professional is well worth the money. 

wasp on nest

Wasp Repellent Strategies

Don’t risk your current health and potentially your life to get rid of these annoying pests. Hire a professional and save yourself some time and the burden of removing the wasp nest yourself. Getting rid of wasps is no easy task, so leave it to the professionals, and we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the results.

If you are in need of wasp or general pest removal, Skeeter Beater can do the job so that you don’t have to. We’re located in Hawthorne Woods, Illinois, but we service many other areas in Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. We proudly serve Cook County, Lake County, and McHenry County in Illinois. In Wisconsin, we serve Kenosha County. 

If you have any questions or concerns about wasp removal, direct them to our employees by contacting us today. Whether you have questions about wasps specifically or other pests, our staff will be happy to give you more information on our services and ways you can prevent pests in or around your home. Visit our website and peruse our different services and packages. 

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