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Home Remedies for Removing Wasp Nests

Bidisha Mukherjee
Growth of wasp nests can be bothersome as well as dangerous. Therefore, wasp nest removal is a must in order to ensure proper wasp control. There are many home remedies for removing wasp nests.
Wasp nest is really a big hassle in urban areas. Wasps have a tendency to build their nest at the corners of roofs of any building. There are a wide variety of wasps found with various types of appearance, size and behavior. You feel the urgent need to remove its nest mainly because stings causes severe pain and swelling.
It can have more serious effects on those people who tend to get allergies from its stings and they may even need medical help to control it. Therefore, it becomes necessary that suitable measures are taken for wasp nest removal.

Home Remedies

When you have wasp nest around your house, the first thing you want is to prevent them from entering your house. An effective method of controlling wasps is to trap them.
You can use some of the discarded materials of your house to prepare a trap for the wasps. You must know that these insects are attracted towards sweets and sugary foods as well as raw proteins.
Take any old container like a plastic milk bottle or any jar. Fill it up with fruit juice and put a few pieces of raw meat into it and place it in the garden or near any of the windows.
An unpleasant odor emitted by fermentation of fruit juice and spoiling of the meat actually attracts the wasps towards it. As soon as the wasp enters the container, it will get drowned into the juice and eventually die. Select the size of the container as per your requirements.
Keep replacing the components with fresh ones after regular interval of time to achieve the best results. In this way, you can keep a check on the wasps that enter your house or office.
Wasp nests are made of wood fiber. So, many people make the mistake of putting fire into the nests or flooding them with water. These methods will spare some of the wasps and they will attack you more aggressively. For this reason, you should use safer techniques.
Before you undertake the potentially risky task of wasp nest removal, you must protect yourself with appropriate protective gear. Wear clothes that have a number of layers. Then, wear a protective jacket made of leather or rubber so that the sting cannot penetrate your body.
Protect your face with facial mask and your eyes with goggles. The ideal time to remove these nests is during the dusk or the dawn. This is because these insects become somewhat inactive in the dark and at low temperatures. Moreover, around this time, all the wasps will be present inside the nest.

Ground Wasp Nest Removal

Observe carefully the ground nest, to find the exact place where the wasps are moving in one straight line. It is most likely to be the entry point of their nest.
Place a large size bowl over the entrance for some weeks. Many of the wasps will be killed by then. Some wasps can dig out another entrance for escape, so, pour a solution of soap and water into the nest. Finally, seal the entrance with soil and bury the surface under a heap of soil to ensure that the remaining wasps die.

Aerial Wasp Nest Removal

Aerial nests are those which are seen under the eaves or in the branches of trees. During nighttime, go close to the nest and cover it up with a large plastic bag and detach the entire nest from its point of attachment and tie up the open end of the bag instantly. 
Tie a stone to the bag and put it into a bucket full of water so that the bag is drowned in it. Thus, all the wasps will be killed. Alternately, you can also keep the bag under sunlight.
These are two of the most safe yet effective methods that can be used to get rid of wasps and prevent their infestation. There are some nests that are built inside the house walls or under the floor or other such difficult to reach areas.
Do not try to remove these nests on your own. Rather, you should take help from professional pest control services who are well equipped to handle this task.