Stop! How NOT to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest

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Wasps are common summertime pests. Their stings are not only painful but can cause allergies in some people and so it is necessary to get rid of wasps. One way to protect yourself and your family from wasps is to keep your home free from hives and nests. Regularly, walk around the exterior of your home and look for nests on the underside of porches, decks, overhangs, eaves, shrubs, trees, sheds, and other structures. If you find a nest, you should be able to identify it to determine the risk it may pose to your family. The following list is going to make you stop in your tracks and sit up and listen.

DON’T BURN A WASP NEST

Using fire to remove a wasp nest is not only ineffective but also dangerous. The nests are made of a papery substance which is extremely flammable. The fire will not kill the wasps but make them violent, resulting in them attacking you and others. The fire can also damage your property.

DON’T STAND ON A LADDER TO REACH THE WASP NEST

If the nest is somewhere high up, don’t use a ladder to reach. Get professional help.

DON’T TRY TO KNOCK DOWN A LARGE NEST

You may succeed, but you will make the wasps violent, and they will start attacking you.

DON’T POUR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS INTO A GROUND NEST

It’s ineffective, and it also will pollute the groundwater.

DON’T FLOOD THE NEST WITH WATER

Water can damage your property, especially if the nest is your attic. And in response to the water attack, the wasps can get defensive and may sting you.

DON’T DESTROY A WASP NEST WITH A BAT

Trying to destroy the wasp nest with a bat or racket will put you at risk of getting stung, not just once, but multiple times. This can lead to anaphylactic shock if you are allergic to wasp stings.

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