If you’re experiencing wasps buzzing in your home or garden, there’s a high possibility that there is a nest nearby—on your property, in your garden, or the surrounding area.
A mature nest in the summer may contain hundreds or even thousands of wasps. You must address the nest immediately before the wasps breed and become more aggressive. You do not want to be stung by a wasp because it is very painful and may cause a severe allergic reaction.
How to Identify Different Wasp or Hornet Nests
Similar to an upside-down umbrella, paper wasps build open and exposed nests. Some wasps build new nests over the old nests, which may give the wrong impression that they’re reusing their nest. Nests may get a little bigger later in the year. Adult wasps are also very aggressive and may sting if they sense danger nearby.
Bald-Faced Hornets and Mud Daubers
They build nests that are masked in papery shells. On the other hand, European hornets build their nest in natural cavities or cavities within buildings. As for the Mud Daubers, they construct nests using mud or clay. These nests are small and tubular, which are built-in existing cracks or crevices in masonry.
You can usually see them within wall voids or cavities in the ground. They build nests that are bordered by a paper-like material. They’re also known to be most aggressive during the late summer.
How Big Is a Wasp Nest?
A wasp nest is usually tiny in the beginning. The Queen wasp will start to build a nest near the size of a golf ball or walnut. As summer comes, the nest will get bigger and bigger, and the number of wasps will increase. It can become the size of a basketball and even bigger in some cases. You must remove the nest immediately early in the year before it progresses into something huge.
How to Remove a Wasp Nest
To find the location of the nest, observe where the wasps fly. If you locate the nest near your house, keep your windows closed. Some common places to find wasp or hornet nests are under roof eaves, behind shutters, and garden sheds. If you think the nest is inside your attic, be careful in opening and going into the attic space. If the wasps feel danger in your presence, they might attack you with great force and in great numbers.
Removing wasps is very complex and dangerous. It is very risky to take care of it alone and without the help of professionals since you might get attacked by these wasps. If you don’t know how to handle wasp nests, call for professional help immediately. Please do not touch or go near it since it might harm you and cause an allergic reaction.
There are different kinds of wasp nests. Regardless, they’re all still very dangerous to be around. A nest can start from the size of a walnut and grow to the size of a basketball. If it’s near your home, it’s best to close your windows, doors, and any opening. Removing wasp nests are dangerous, so it’s always best to call for professional help.
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