Do You Know How to Get to Rid of Wasps Around Your Home ASAP?

Imagine you’re cleaning your house, and you pull back your drapes for a moment. Suddenly, a wasp flies threateningly at you from just inside the window frame. It’s a pretty terrifying proposition for anyone, and while your first instinct may be to kill it, your second one is likely to avoid getting stung in the process. No one wants pest control problems in their home, but when that pest control issue turns out to be a wasp control problem, it suddenly becomes more serious. Learning how to get rid of wasps, though, is not an easy task.

The Danger of a Wasp Sting

For many people, a wasp sting is no more dangerous than the bite or sting of any other bug. The problem, though, is that they’re incredibly painful. You’ll experience a sharp, burning pain pretty quickly, then it will begin to swell. After about forty-eight hours, the swelling should begin to decrease.

For a segment of the population, though, that won’t happen. Instead, those allergic to wasp stings will experience a far more serious reaction, one that may leave them hospitalized for days. Because many people don’t even know if they’re allergic to wasp stings, it’s best not to tangle with them at any cost.

Eliminating the Problem

Finding wasp nests around the house is key to ensuring you don’t have a wasp problem for the duration of the summer. A mature nest can contain hundreds of wasps and taking care of it immediately is nothing short of a must.

Wondering where to look? Think warm and protected. Wasps like to build in spaces that are fairly sheltered but offer easy access to the outside. The eaves of your home are usually a pretty good spot, as are garages and shops. A birdhouse may also play host to a nest.

It’s also possible for wasps to build a home in a wall void or in your attic if you have damage to your outer walls that allows them to do so. While it may not be likely, it is a possibility, and that could lead to several of them invading your home.

Once you do figure out where they’re nesting, your best next step is to call in the professionals. You may have heard conventional wisdom suggest you can handle wasp nest removal with boiling water or even by burning it, but the simple reality is that you’re only going to get stung if you try either of these methods. A better course of action is to contact Ransford Pest immediately.

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