Are you living with a lot of wasps? We understand how frustrating it can be to come home to a deck where you are instantly swarmed by wasps. Even worse is not feeling comfortable to send your children to the backyard to play because you are afraid they may be stung by a wasp. While wasps do not put most people at a great risk for danger, some people are allergic and even if you aren’t it really does hurt to be stung by a wasp. We have some ideas where there may be so many wasps living in your yard and what you can do to help remove them.
Where are they nesting?
One of the first things you can do is determine where they are nesting. Wasps like to live in dark areas where they feel secure and away from danger. They like to be in shade and in areas where it stays relatively cool. Knowing this information, you can go on a wasp hunt to determine where they are building nests in your yard. Once you have found where they are nesting it is much easier to get rid of the wasps.
One of the first instincts you are going to have is to knock down their nest. Removing the nest is necessary in order to get rid of the wasps, but you are going to want to do it carefully. When wasps are angry they will go into attack mode. You want to be sure that you are not too close when the nest is removed and that you have the proper clothing on. We would also suggest spraying the nest with a wasp killer before you knock it down. Wasp killer can be purchased from most pest control services and will work very well.
Once you have located all of the wasp nests and removed them, you are going to need to be sure that the wasps do not return the next day and start to build a new nest. You need to fill in the area so they can not come back. These nests are often build inside trampoline pipes, in corners of your decks, and understand secure coverings. If you can get rid of the opportunity for them to come back you will likely be more successful.
If you are not finding a lot of nests in your yard but are still seeing a lot of wasps you need to start looking for their food source. If wasps aren’t living in your yard they have to be looking for food there. Old, smelly garbage cans are one of their favorite places to lurk as well as some particular plants. Relocating your garbage should be your first line of attack. After that, you can do research about the plants that are in your yard and see if any of them may be the drawing factor for wasps coming back to your yard.