Nobody wants to find out that there is a wasp nest on their property. If you have children, your first instinct may be to try to kill the wasps immediately so that your kids are not at risk of stings. The mistake that some homeowners make is reaching out for insecticide under the assumption that this will kill the wasps the same way that it does mosquitoes, but you will be gravely mistaken. The moment you spray the nest you will be aggravating an entire swarm of wasps, and this will result in dire consequences to anyone in close proximity. The moment you notice a wasp's nest, your best bet is to hire professional pest control services. Here are some reasons why you should never engage in DIY wasp removal:
DIY wasp control will expose you to certain injury
A primary risk of trying to get rid of a wasp nest on your own is the extreme risk of injury to which you will be exposing yourself. Bee stings, admittedly, are painful; however, did you know that wasp stings are more excruciating? When a bee stings you, it will lose its stinger immediately since it dislodges and sticks into your skin. A wasp stinger, on the other hand, will not dislodge. Since the stinger stays intact, it means a single wasp can sting you repeatedly! When you consider that a swarm of wasps could sting you, it is inevitable that you will become injured when you try to engage in DIY wasp control.
DIY wasp control can expose you to undiagnosed allergies
Another often-underrated risk of tampering with a wasp nest when you do not have the proper training is that you could end up having an allergic reaction to the stings. If a wasp has never stung you before, it will be impossible to tell whether you are allergic to their stings or not. Moreover, considering that you can be stung by multiple wasps, rather than just one, an allergic reaction can prove fatal to some people. Rather than risk having a deadly reaction to the wasps' stings, it is in your best interests to enlist professional wasp control services.
DIY wasp control could expose you to harmful chemicals
In this digital era where every solution can be searched for online, you may think that following an instructional video will ensure that you eliminate the wasp nest correctly. Wasp removal usually involves chemicals since these insects are extremely aggressive. While the chemicals may work to kill the wasps when you use them, you probably have not considered the danger of exposing yourself to those same chemicals. Instead of endangering your health, you should leave the wasp control measures to the professionals.
Hello, my name is Frieda, and I have a small phobia of bugs and mice. As a result, I have learned everything possible about keeping these critters out of my home. As I have had all of my old pets artfully positioned by taxidermists, I have also learned niche skills such as keeping pests out of the fur of taxidermy animals. In this blog, I am going to put together the best of everything I know along with some tips from the pros. I hope you find the info you need to live a happy, healthy life in a bug and pest-free home. --Frieda