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Wasps

How to get rid of Wasps?.Once the nest is located, it is easy with either dust insecticide or injection dust into the wasp nest itself to make sure you have full control on how to kill or remove it.

Many properties across Melbourne and the rest of Australia have wasps and these insects build nests just like bees do. One of the first things people do when they see a wasp’s nest on their property is to attempt to dislodge it from the spot it is attached to. Keep in mind that attempting to remove a wasp nest can be very dangerous.

If you find a wasp’s nest in your home, garage, shed or any other area of your property, you must know how to remove it very safely. Here are a few steps and tips on how to do this without being stung badly. First let’s understand a little more about these creatures.


About Wasps and their Nests

Wasps look very similar to bees, but the former are slimmer at the rear & shinier than bees. The latter have more hair and thicker legs too and the nests of both these insects are different. A wasp nest is much more circular while bee’s nest is made of wax hexagons and has an elongated shape. Wasps build their nests in hidden spaces while bees may build their hives on trees or any part of a building or house structure (like the underside of a ledge).


Things to Do

Wasps build their nests of wood & plant fibres. These are gnawed & made into a paper-like substance. They use this substance to build elaborate, 6-sided spaces where they lay eggs & keep their young. They breed in springtime & literally thousands of wasps build colonies in walls, attics and trees. If their nests are disturbed, the wasps can sting and are especially dangerous to people allergic to wasp-stings. If you find any wasp nest in your home or on your property, there are certain things you can do to clear it:

#1 Discourage Them

The one way of avoiding the problem is to prevent the wasps from building the nests in the spring. If you have noticed the beginning of a nest anywhere, you will also notice that it is less-populated at that time and it will be easier to remove. It’s easy to knock down the nest at this point. However, if you find too many wasps in the nest, it’s best not to knock it down

#2 Aerosol Insecticide

You will find a number of aerosol insecticides that are effective in getting rid of wasps. You will find them at hardware stores and on supermarket shelves in the pest control products section. Spray the insecticide into the nest. After a day, knock down the nest & ensure that there are no live wasps in it. If you do not knock down the nest, other insects such as ants and beetles will make it their home

#3 Manual Removal

In case you find a very small nest with very few wasps in it, you will not find it difficult to remove and will not require an insecticide either. Approach the nest after dark with an open, sealable, heavy bag. Wrap the wasp’s nest in that bag & cut the nest off the tree. Leaving the nest in the sun or freezing it will kill the insects. Be careful while you are using this method as any wasps that get free may sting you

#4 Prevent them From Returning

Wasps are attracted to garbage heaps as well as cans & bags. It’s important to seal all the garbage cans properly and do not leave any leftover food around the trash cans. When you cut-up any fruit, throw out all the rinds and peels all leftovers should be tied up tightly in a plastic bag and thrown out. Wasps are attracted to the sweet smell of fruits and these steps will prevent them from infesting your property

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