Do’s And Don’ts Of Wasp Control

Now that we’re getting to the end of summer, wasp numbers will start to decrease. Their favourite food turns from sugars to proteins. So you will most likely only see them when there’s food around outside.

Wasps will only try to sting you when they are disturbed, feel threatened or they’re harmed. When they do sting though they are incredibly aggressive and may sting more than once.

If you’re noticing a large numbers of wasps around your home or garden you’ve most likely got a wasps nest on your property. A fully formed wasp nest by the end of the summer can contain thousands of wasps.

How To Avoid Being Stung

  • Dispose of all food and drinks in a sealed bin, especially sugary drinks.
  • Never leave your drinks unattended. If you do, make sure to check it for wasps before you drink it.
  • Keep all areas of your home or business clean and tidy.
  • Avoid wearing strongly scented perfume and bright colours.

What To Do If You Are Attacked

DO’s

  • Stay still if a wasp comes near you.
  • If you do want to run away, make sure you run in a straight line and don’t swing your arms.
  • Protect your face and your head where wasps are most likely to target.

DON’Ts

  • If you start to swat at a wasp or swing your arms about it will only make the wasps more aggressive and they will sting you.
  • You can’t play dead with a wasp. They will still carry on stinging you regardless.
  • Don’t jump in any water to try and stop the wasps. They’ll just wait for you to come out and carry on stinging.

When you find a wasps nest on your property, you need it treated as soon as possible. You should never try and do your own wasp pest control. If you mishandle a wasps nest you will be stung, and cause serious injury to yourself and others around you.

If you have noticed a wasps nest on your property you should get in touch with your local wasp exterminator immediately.

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