Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

Three Steps To Take If You Have A Wasp Nest On Your Property


Seeing a wasp every once in a while isn't always an indicator of a problem, but if you start seeing a lot of wasps near or inside of your home, it may be time to start doing some investigating. Wasps can cause painful stings, and for some people can even have severe allergic reactions to stings. If you have small children, if you are afraid of wasps, or if you have a stinging insect allergy, you'll want to take steps to get rid of the problem. Here are a few things you can do to get rid of these pesky invaders:

Look For The Nest

Wasps can build there nests above doorways, near windows, or near the top of your roof line. In some cases, they may also have nests in a shed or rarely used garage. Their nests tend to be gray or brown, and they can take the shape of a sphere or dome. It's important to distinguish a wasp nest from other types of nests, such as a beehive, so you can take the appropriate steps when removing the problem. If you discover you have a honeybee hive instead of a wasp nest, contact a beekeeper to see if it can be humanely removed and taken to another location.

Secure Your Home

If you have holes in screens or doors that don't close properly, take this opportunity to seal off potential entry points that wasps might be able to use as an entrance to your home. Remember that as the weather gets cooler, they will look for someplace warm, and your house might be just the place to start building a new nest for the winter months. You may also want to check for damage to the flashing near your roof, as this can sometimes provide a way for wasps and other pests to get into your attic.

Avoid Direct Contact

A single wasp can sting multiple times, so imagine what an entire nest filled with wasps can do. For this reason, you'll want to avoid direct contact with the nest. If you do plan to remove the nest on your own, you'll want to do this at night when the wasps are inside and less active. Approaching the nest during the day can be unsafe, and it doesn't guarantee that you will eliminate the problem, as some may be out and about in your yard. If you notice wasps in the fall, you may want to simply wait until the temperature drops, and the wasps die out. You can then remove the nest completely without worry.

You don't have to contend with a wasp problem on your own. If you aren't comfortable dealing with the nest on your own, you can contact a pest removal service to handle the problem for you. The service can remove the wasp nest and look for any other signs of pest infestations as well. You can even have your home inspected to look for ways to prevent insects, animals, and other pests from invading your home.

Contact a company like Alliance Pest Management, Inc. for more information and assistance. 


8 December 2017