There is a Wasp’s Nest Outside My Door! Now What?
Wasps are a nuisance to have near the home as they pose a direct threat to humans and pets. There are two types of wasps: solitary and social. Solitary wasps do not share a nest with other wasps and instead travel and live on their own. Social wasps are those that live together in one nest.
If you locate a hive outside of your home, you should be able to take care of it on your own, unless you are allergic, and in this case, you should call in a Los Angeles exterminator. You may also need an exterminator if you have recurring problems with wasps. Otherwise, one nest can be taken care of effectively by following these simple tips.
First, purchase a can of wasp/hornet remover from your local hardware or home improvement store. Make sure to read the instructions that are printed on the can, which generally tell users to wear protective clothing and eyewear and to use the product at night when the wasps are in their nest.
When approaching the nest, stand near it but not under it. Also have some type of escape route planned if the wasps were to come swarming out. Make sure that pets and small children are away from the area as well. Spray the pesticide onto the hive, and when the can is finished, be sure to leave the area immediately. Most pesticides instruct users to wait overnight, which is best for your own protection. If the nest was near a door, choose another way out of the home.
After waiting the recommended period of time for the Los Angeles pest control, you may check on the nest and see if there is any activity. If you detect humming or buzzing, repeat the pesticide again. Otherwise, knock down the nest and throw it away in a sealed garbage bag. Make sure that you wear protective clothing and eyewear during this process as well.
Although this is the most effective way to remove wasps from the home, there are other types of pest control in Orange County that can be used. For instance, if the nest is not near the home, you may light the grill or a small fire underneath the hive and let the rising smoke suffocate the wasps. You may also take the hose of a shop-vac and vacuum out the wasps. There are also other products that are less hazardous than traditional pesticides, including mint-based sprays and adhesives. Whichever method you choose, make sure you put your safety first by dressing properly and following instructions.