Wasp Nest Removal – Don’t DIY It

A wasp nest near your home or business can be outright dangerous. After all, the last thing you or your family need is being attacked by some aggressive wasps. And while mother nature is not always aggressive, it is best to have the wasps removed by a professional pest control service.

So, why shouldn’t you try to tackle wasp removal on your own? And what are some of the methods that should never be used to remove a wasps nest?

Why You Should Never Attempt To Remove A Wasp Nest Yourself?

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The answer to this question is quite simple. Wasps can be incredibly aggressive when they believe you are a threat. There are also new varieties of wasps that could pose a much serious threat compared to the average wasp colony. So, unless you have training in the removal of wasps nests, you should never attempt to do it yourself.

What Methods Should Never Be Used To Remove A Wasp Nest?

There are plenty of videos online that show some DIY methods for wasp nest removal. However, these methods can be outright dangerous and cause severe physical or financial harm.

One of the methods that have been discussed a lot online is burning wasp nests. Not only is this a dangerous method, but the fire could also easily spread to your home. Remember, wasp nests are made from a wood pulp, which catches fire very easily.

The fire method is also a cruel way to remove a wasps nest. On top of that, the fire method will not remove all the wasps, which means the remaining ones will turn on you.

Another method that has been tried by DIY’ers in the water method. However, the water method is not effective at all either, as, like fire, it does not remove all the wasps. As a result, the wasps will turn on you and attack.

Then there is the third, and arguably most dangerous method, the baseball bat. The internet is filled with videos of DIY’ers attempting to remove a nest with a baseball bat, causing the wasps to retaliate. NEVER attempt this method, as you may end up in the hospital because of wasps stings. Even worse, if you have an allergy to wasp stings, you could go into anaphylactic shock.

Why Should I Choose A Professional For Wasp Nest Removal?

There are numerous reasons why professionals are always best when it comes to wasp nest removal. Firstly, a professional will be wearing personal protective equipment, so he can protect himself against potential wasp stings and other dangers that accompany wasp nest removal.

Another reason to hire a professional is that they are trained in wasp nest removal in a variety of environments; this includes small spaces such as attics. They also have the required knowledge to predict wasp behavior and adapt removal methods accordingly.