Getting rid of wasps can be a little bit tricky, especially when they decide to become aggressive. There are pesticides that are meant to make your work easier, but even these come with their own problems. Most of them are not only unfriendly to the environment but can also end up affecting your health. Here are tips that can help get rid of your wasp problem without creating an environmental mess.
Fake paper nests
This is a wasp control method that takes advantage of wasps' territorial nature. All that you will have to do is buy a fake wasp nest and then put it close to an existing nest. The wasps will move. This is a cheap and eco-friendly way to get rid of the wasps without killing them. It also has the added bonus of not exposing you to the risks that come with trying to destroying a wasp nest.
Proteins and sweet-tasting fruits/juices are a wasp delicacy. Therefore, if you leave your garbage exposed, your pet's food outside or fruit juice cans in the open, you are practically extending an invitation to wasps. And since it's not in their nature to miss a party, they will show up with the full intention of staying. To prevent a wasp infestation, make sure that your pet food is covered, any food remnants are disposed into properly covered bins and that any rotting fruits are properly disposed.
If you must make a direct attack on a wasp nest, it is advisable that you time your attack properly. Hot summers are the worst attack-times. This is because wasps tend to be more active and aggressive in hot weather. Trying to remove their nest at this time will simply increase your chances of getting injured. It is therefore advisable that you pay attention to the weather before arming yourself with soap water and a garden hose and soaking that wasp nest.
Inverted water bottle top traps
To make this trap, you need a plastic water bottle, a knife, jam, water, tape and dish soap. Use the knife to cut the upper part of the bottle – preferably at the shoulder level. Apply jam to the outer neck of the top part, turn it upside down and then use the tape to stick it back into the bottle. Add water into the bottle, add a few drops of dish soap to it and then sit back and wait.
Every time a wasp will come in search of the jam, it will get trapped inside the bottle. And when it drops into the water, it will drown – the few drops of soap ensure this because they reduce the surface tension of the water.
For help dealing with hard-to-remove wasps and other flying insects, contact a professional company such as Anthony's Bee Removal Co.