What To Do If You Find A Wasps’ Nest

Finding any kind of stinging insect nest in your shed or home is certainly not a fun experience, and many of us have been in situations before where unwelcome pests have made themselves at home in the worst of places. If this sounds like something you want to know more about, and what to do if wasp problems happen to you, keep reading.

1. Don’t approach the nest
This is important. Approaching the nest may cause the wasps to attack you, as they will see you as a threat to their nest and their queen. If you find yourself near a nest without knowing it, calmly back away and stay away.

2. Call a professional
This is not something you want to deal with on your own, so make sure you call a professional when you spot a wasp’s nest in your garden. A professional pest control company will have the training and equipment to do it safely.

3. Stay calm
Especially if you are near the nest when you discover it. Staying calm and in control is important to make sure the wasps do not swarm you and attack you. It can be hard to do, but you should stay as calm as possible. Once you get into your home or another safe place, you can panic and have your meltdown there.

4. Don’t swat at the wasp!
This is rule #1. Do not swat at a wasp, especially if you are near the nest. Wasps are not necessarily aggressive without reason, so if you let them buzz around and do their thing, hopefully, they’ll fly off and that will be that. If you swat at it, the wasp will attack.

5. Don’t attempt to take down the nest yourself
Wasps will attack you if you try to take down the nest, so this is critical to your health and safety. Only a trained professional should come in and take care of the nest. This will allow you and your family to be safe from wasps and from harm as well.

Sometimes there will be signs of a wasp nest even if you cannot immediately locate one in your environment, so take care. Dealing with a wasp’s nest can be dangerous and potentially fatal if you are allergic to stings, so it should be taken seriously and left to the professionals who know what they are doing. These rules should be followed to ensure your health and safety from the discovery of a nest to its removal.


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