One wasp or even two wasps flying by are uncritical. But nothing disturbs the summer barbecue or the cozy afternoon coffee more than a full-grown wasp nest in the immediate vicinity.
When it comes to their nesting sites, wasps are definitely creative: in the attic, in the roller shutter box/blinds, in cupboards and drawers or near entrances and terraces. And it is not always possible to avoid the flying and most likely undesirable neighbors.
Do you Remove Wasps’ Nests Yourself?
Some landlords like to take things into their own hands. Often out of over-zealousness or motivation to save costs, the plan to remove the wasp nest yourself is quickly drawn up.
We, as pest experts, strongly advise against removing wasp nests ourselves, but to rely on professional help right from the start.
Wasps can attack as soon as they feel threatened. Attempts to disrupt wasps’ nesting sites often result in financial and physical damage. For allergy sufferers or small children, wasp bites can even pose a life-threatening threat. Consult a professional to remove the wasp nest, so that accidents (as recently read again) are spared.
In addition, the removal is only permitted in exceptional cases, i.e. if there is a reasonable reason. Unauthorized removal is generally not permitted.
How to NOT Remove Wasps Nests
Set Fire To A Wasp’s Nest
Lighting a wasp nest is not only a dangerous measure, but also one that is not suitable for successfully eradicating wasps.
Wasp nests consist of a thin paper-like substance, more precisely chewed, salivated wood fibres. Wasp nests burn very easily and igniting a wasp nest can quickly and uncontrollably turn into an overarching fire.
Flaming a wasp nest is neither an animal-friendly treatment, nor is it efficient because the wasp problem is not eliminated. It does not kill the wasps, but only leads to a highly aggressive counter-reaction of the wasps. The wasps are now threatened in their habitat and in search of protection and food. It cannot be ruled out that people in the vicinity of the nest may have to reckon with wasps stinging.
Remove Wasp Nests With Water / High Pressure Jet
The use of water is completely unsuitable for the removal of wasp nests.
- The water attack will not remove the wasps. On the contrary: an aggressive counter-reaction of the wasp swarm is to be expected. The risk of being stung (several times) is high.
- Depending on the location of the wasp nest, the use of water can lead to further damage. If, for example, the wasp nest is located in the attic, the quantities of water can damage the plaster as well as waterproofing and insulation materials or cause wooden beams to swell.
Wasp Nests Smashed
The most daring tried to solve the problem of the wasp’s nest with a baseball bat, an iron bar or similar tools. Due to the direct proximity to the wasp swarm, however, you must reckon with the risk of being stabbed several times. If wasps feel threatened, a sting can also occur before the actual strike.
This is the Right Way to Remove Wasps Nests!
Wasp nests and waspsRely on our more than 90 years of experience when we say: Have the wasp nest removed by a professional pest expert.
Even if it looks like a harmless task, a professionally trained pest controller will remove wasp nests quickly, routinely and safely, in an animal-friendly manner and without damaging the structural conditions. And the best thing is: you yourself are not exposed to any danger.
Professional Wasp Nest Removal
A pest controller shall have access to special personal protective equipment. It protects him from wasp bites and allows safe removal of the wasp nest.
Pest controllers are trained to ensure successful removal of the nest even in hard-to-reach areas (such as narrow attics).
The trained pest expert knows wasps, their behaviour and the best treatment methods in detail.