Wasps on your property? There’s likely a wasp nest around. The best thing to do here is to remove it. You can remove the nest on your own, but it’s not recommended.
Before you hire wasp nest removal services, here’s everything you need to know about wasp nests.
How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?
Wasps love the warm weather, which is why they build their nests during the warm seasons—the spring and the start of summer. They can last for 3-4 months as long as their queen doesn’t move or a predator does not attack them. There is also the possibility that the nest can last throughout the summer.
How Long Do Wasps Live?
This depends on the type of wasp. A female one, known as the social worker wasp, can live for 12 to 22 days. On the other hand, the males or the drones and queens can live up to a year.
Where Do They Build Their Nests?
Here’s a surprise: wasps can build a nest almost anywhere as long as the structure can support the weight of their nest. Wasps choose high and hidden locations. You can find wasps in lofts, basements, attic areas, gutters, roof linings, cracks, gaps, wall fissures, and even in your garden shed.
Do Wasps Return to the Same Nest?
When the wasp season is over, the wasps will abandon their nest, and the queen will hibernate. If you’re wondering if the wasps will go back to the same area of your property, yes, it’s possible.
This is because wasps love areas that provide them with a secure shelter, and if their nest on your property is pretty much stable and secure, don’t be surprised if they come back.
Should You DIY Wasp Nest Removal?
As mentioned, you can remove a wasp nest by yourself, but it’s not recommended. There are many dangers to this because you could anger or disturb them, especially if you have no experience dealing with wasps.
The possibility is high that you get stung by the wasp while removing its nest, and that sting shouldn’t be taken lightly. The pheromone in the venom will alert other wasps and will also cause them to become more aggressive. In turn, you could end up attacked by a swarm, and when this happens, that’s when things can become life-threatening.
Have a Wasp Nest Removed Professionally
Instead of DIYing a wasp nest removal, it’s better to hire a professional to do it for you. They know what to do to ensure the proper disposal of the wasp nest. Another important thing is they know what to do after the removal to prevent the wasps from coming back.
If you have a wasp nest on your property, don’t attempt to remove it by yourself. Instead, hire a professional company to do it for you. They are well-equipped to do the job, saving you the stress and the potential risks of handling the removal yourself.
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