wasp hornet nest types and their control
Wasps and bees are beneficial insects, although they are generally considered to be pests because of their ability to sting. . They are beneficial because they prey on many insects, including caterpillars, flies, crickets, and other pests. Some wasps may become aggressive scavengers around human food and may be common around outdoor activities where food or drinks are served. Wasps & Hornets are dangerous. Some people are extremely sensitive to the protein material injected by these insects, and such people may become extremely ill or may even die as a result of being stung only once.
The first step in wasp hornet nest control is to correctly identify the insect and locate its nesting site.The best time of the year to control wasps hornet nest is in June after the queen has established her colony and while the colony is still small. But because nests are small, they are also harder to find. The best time of the day to control wasp nests is at night, when they are less active.
Exposed wasp hornet nest
Wasp nests that are visible but are not near your home or areas of human activity do not need to be treated. If they are not disturbed, the wasps won’t bother you. Nests that are near human activity can pose a potential problem. If there is a concern about stings, you should eradicate the nest. Apply a ready-to-use aerosol “wasp and hornet spray” into the entrance of the nest during late evening according to label directions. If no activity is observed the next day, the nest has been successfully exterminated. If live wasps are still observed, repeat the treatment at three-day intervals until they are all dead.
Ground wasp hornet nest
When yellow jackets are found nesting in the ground, first try pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance. Many types of soap will work, including dish and laundry soap.If that doesn’t work, apply an insecticide into the nest opening. Be sure you use a product that is cleared for use in lawns or soil. Dusts are more effective than liquid insecticides because liquids do not always reach the nest. After you are sure all the wasps have been exterminated, cover the nest entrance with soil.
Concealed wasp hornet nest
The most challenging wasp hornet nest to control are those that are concealed in voids behind walls or in attics. Often, the only evidence of the nest is wasps flying back and forth through a crack or hole in the home. Aerosol insecticides usually do not work very well against hidden nests. The best method is to apply a small amount of insecticidal dust (dusts are less commonly available in stores than aerosols; be sure any dust you plan to use is labelled for use in homes). You may need to drill small (about 1/8 inch) holes to deliver the insecticide into the wasp hornet nest area. If the product you are using does not have a built-in applicator, you can use a plastic container with a tube tip or spout, such as an empty liquid detergent bottle, to “puff” the product into the void. Do not seal the nest entrance until you are sure all wasps are dead. Closing the nest too early can force survivors into your home. When the wasps are dead, seal the entrance with caulk or something similar to prevent a new wasp queen from using the same entrance to build a new nest next year.
Old wasp hornet nest
Wasp nests found during winter or early spring are old nests from the previous summer. There are no live wasps in the nest; they have already left the nest or died inside it. The nest can be safely removed and disposed of if desired. Old nests are not reused by wasps, so there is no risk if one is left. However scavengers, such as carpet beetles, are attracted to an old nest and may become a nuisance if the nest is in your home.
When a bumblebee nest is a nuisance, treat it with the same insecticides and methods as described for ground-nesting or concealed wasp nests.
If you would rather hire someone experienced to exterminate a wasp nest, talk to a reliable pest control service.
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