How to Deal with Wasps Nests on Florida Properties

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What to do if you find wasps nests on your property.

Given the fact that wasps look extremely scary, pest control services that concentrate on wasp removal immediately become a necessity when a nest is found. Wasp control can be a little tricky, and many people don’t really have any idea what they should do when they see one on their property.

Today, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to deal with wasps nests and why hiring a professional is the best course of action.

The Dangers of Wasps Nests at Home or the Office

The biggest problem with wasps as opposed to bees are that wasps are typically a lot more aggressive. For the most part, if you leave them alone then they’ll leave you alone, but it’s definitely a risk. If you get stung by a wasp, the pain is something you’ll remember! If you have an allergic reaction, you could go into anaphylactic shock.

Simple Tips to Follow

If you discover a nest on your property, there’s no doubt that you’ll be immediately concerned. The important thing is to not panic. Instead, follow these three simple guidelines to keep you and your household safe:

  • Steer Clear of the Nest — Most of the time, a nest will be out of the way, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to avoid. Yes, it might look cool, but now’s not the time to learn about nature by examining it close up.
  • Inform Everyone — As soon as you spot a nest on your property, you need to let household members or employees know about it. You especially want to make a point of telling children to avoid the area until you can get rid of the nest.
  • Keep Your Pets Indoors — Pets are always curious creatures and they may not realize the danger of wasps. Disturbing a nest or irritating wasps that are flying around could result in painful stings, so keep them indoors whenever possible.

Letting an Expert Deal with Wasps Nests

Even if you’re well-versed on how to deal with wasps nests, your best course of action is always to leave it in the hands of professionals. Enlisting pest control services will help ensure that the job is done right and that you and everyone else remain safe throughout the process. Although you might be tempted to look up do-it-yourself instructions on how to deal with wasps nests, making a mistake could be very dangerous.

What You Should NEVER Do

As with all things, there are certain actions that you should never take against a nest, no matter how good of an idea it seems at the time. Avoid these methods of wasp nest removal at all costs:

  • Knock It Down with a Stick — You may think that the wasp nest hanging in the tree or on the side of a building looks like the perfect opportunity to practice your pinata skills, but please don’t. Hitting it with a stick or anything else will do nothing but infuriate the wasps and get you stung.
  • Burn the Nest to a Crisp — Wasps can’t fight back if they’re burning to death, right? Not only is this a terrible way to eliminate them, but nests are basically like paper. Set one on fire and it could spread very quickly to your property.
  • Flood the Nest with Water — Flooding a nest may seem like a good idea, but it won’t kill all the wasps and the ones left standing will be extremely upset. Plus, if the nest is close to your home or office, it could wind up with water damage.

McDonalds Pest Control Will Remove Wasps Nests from Your Property

The experts at McDonalds Pest Control know how to deal with wasps nests, cockroaches, termites, ants, bed bugs, rodents, and other harmful critters. If you have any questions about pest control in Clearwater, reach out by calling (727) 734-0963 for a no-cost consultation.