Wasps can burrow into your home and create nests that are difficult to remove. They may also attach their nests to the outside of your home. Here’s how to remove them.
When your home has a wasp nest on it, the problem may be more than just a nest attached to an eve or overhang. Wasps can actually burrow into wood and vinyl and build nests inside the home so that their nests are hard to get to. This not only puts your family at risk of wasp stings, it does damage to your home.
Perhaps the simplest way to deal with wasp nests is to call in an exterminator. However, this is also by far the most expensive solution. An exterminator will be able to get to even the most hidden nests and remove the entire colony from your home.
Exterminate Wasps Yourself
To avoid an exterminator and the fees they bring along with them, use your own tools to extract the nest. If you have a ladder, or can borrow one, you can climb to the nest and spray poison into any holes bored by the insects. This will kill wasps that have been residing in the nest.
However, this method requires protecting yourself from the wasps who will try to defend their nests. Use eye protection, arm protection and protection for your head. You may have to spend a significant amount of time near the nest to eradicate it, particularly if the nest is separated from you by an outer wall. Make sure that you have no exposed flesh as you spray the poison. If you are adequately protected, you can kill the wasp colony and save yourself hundreds of dollars in wasp extermination costs.
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