Wasps can become a danger for a home, especially with children. Wasps will sting anything that appears as a threat to me. These stings can be extremely painful, and getting stung by multiple wasps is not uncommon. This can be very bad if you are allergic to wasps. Here are some tips on how to get rid of them…
The first step is to locate the nest, which is what is housing these things. In order to completely get rid of the wasps, you need to get rid of the nests. Nests can vary in size and host a massive amount of wasps. It’s not a good idea to go near the nest without being covered up. Once the wasps think that their nest is being attacked, they will swarm out and start to sting. It’s also important to know that nests can be underground or hanging.
Do not forget to wear the proper clothing! Beekeepers wear those huge suits for a reason; wasps can easily sting through a lot of common materials such as cotton. Don’t forget about your face either, that’s the one place that you don’t want them stinging the most. The suits are important because it’s not good to be stung many times in a row.
Build A Trap
This is a common method that takes some time, but is efficient. Once you know where the wasp’s nests are. You take a soda bottle, cut after the curving under the top. Put something that will attract the wasps inside of it. Wasps love sweet things, such as pieces of sliced up fruit. Then flip the cut piece, top down, into the soda bottle. This creates a funnel type of effect in side of the bottle. This type of method works well on most flying insects because they have a hard time finding their way out. You should place these around the nests or hang them near the nests.
If you find a wasp nest that is located underground, you can dump kerosene into it, which will destroy their home and kill the wasps inside. In order for this method to work, you have to cover the area right after you put kerosene in it, with something such as a board or heavy blanket, etc. This is best done at nighttime when the wasps are all asleep in their nests. Lighting the kerosene on fire is not necessary. The smell of the kerosene is enough to kill them with the fumes.
They sell wasp spray at the store that will kill the nest. You can usually spray these from a far distance away, which will keep you at a decently safe distance. This is usually best done at nighttime when the wasps are asleep in their nests.
You can also try to completely eliminate the nest. This may be a harder task to do. Be sure to put the proper clothing on because you will be getting really close to the nest and hundreds of wasps. Get a bag and put it over the entire nest and remove it. You can put a substance inside that will kill them or you can submerge the entire bag under water for a few days and the wasps will eventually die.
If you are outdoors you should try not to wear perfume or anything that is scented. That will attract wasps to you because they will be interested in the smell. Especially for women who wear fruity smelling scents, this will definitely attract a wasp to you, if not many wasps.
Wasps don’t like having other wasp nests or hornets near them. You can put up fake nests near the wasps nest, you can buy these or make them yourself with paper. This will cause them to leave the area.