Canforce Pest Control Wasp Nest Treatment

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Protecting you and your family from wasp stings

Being stung by a common or social wasp (also known as a yellow jacket) is a painful experience and can be life threatening to those who are allergic to stings and may suffer anaphylactic shock.

However, it is possible to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasps nests are properly treated or removed.

Identifying Wasps

The insects most often encountered in the Lower Mainland are the Common or Social Wasp . As well as distinctive black and yellow stripes, these insects have two pairs of wings (the hind wings being smaller than the fore wings) and tend to be less hairy than bees. Their eyes are kidney shaped and their bodies are more pointed than bees, with a noticeable waist. Only female wasps have the long distinctive stinger, which they can use repeatedly unlike bees.

Wasp Nest

Take great care when dealing with wasps as they have a potent sting and can attack in large numbers if disturbed or threatened.

A lone insect trapped indoors can be dealt with using a spray. If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden it is likely that there is a nest nearby. When queen wasps come out of hibernation they search for sheltered places with easy access to the outdoors to build their nests, often in domestic housing, making use of attics, wall cavities, roof spaces or under the eaves of buildings. A single wasp nest may contain thousands of insects which can attack if disturbed or provoked. If the location of a wasp nest is likely to put people at risk, then it should be treated immediately.

Wasps make their nests from chewed wood pulp and saliva, giving them unmistakable papery walls. A queen will start to build in the spring, beginning with a nest about the size of a walnut but as the first batch of workers hatch to take over nest building, the size of the nest increases rapidly. By summer a mature wasp nest can contain between 4,000 – 6,000 individual insects and typically can be 30 cm in width, although they can be much bigger depending on their location. Nests within wall or roof cavities may be restricted by the available space. Other sites for a nest can include lofts, garden sheds, trees, thick hedges, bird boxes, garages and out-buildings.

The risk from wasps is particularly high towards the end of summer – it is preferable to treat a nest earlier in the year before wasps become more aggressive.

How to get rid of a Wasp Nest

To locate the nest, watch the flight path of the returning wasps. If the nest is near your home, keep nearby doors and windows closed. If you suspect the wasp nest is in the attic, take great care when entering the roof space as the insects may see this as an aggressive threat to their nest.

Do not attempt wasp nest treatment if you suspect you are sensitive to stings, if the wasp nest is indoors or is difficult to access.

Wasps when agitated can be dangerous – if in any doubt, seek professional, expert help.

Canforce Pest Control offers a professional wasp nest service to safely treat wasps within your home or business. Our service is fast, safe, effective and affordable. If you would like to arrange a canforce Pest Control technician to visit and treat a nest, call us today.

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