The Safest Way To Get Rid Of A Wasp Nest On Your Anna Property

March 30, 2021


Have you ever stared at a hole in your exterior wall, watching wasps coming and going, and wondered, "How on Earth am I going to deal with that?" When wasps get into voids, they can be very difficult to control. A wasp that does this often is the yellow jacket. They'll create a nest in a barn, shed, outbuilding, ground hole, or the walls of a home. They'll also create a nest inside a piece of furniture stored inside a barn, shed, storage room, or attic space. This can make it even more difficult to deal with the nest. But yellow jackets aren't the only wasps that can be tricky to deal with. Paper wasps and European hornets create aerial nests that can be troublesome to deal with. If you try to remove an aerial nest, you could find yourself surrounded by some very unhappy wasps. So, what can you do about wasp nests on your property?

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Early Detection And Removal Of Aerial Nests

If a paper wasp visits your yard in the spring and starts creating a nest, you can easily remedy this problem. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Do inspections in the spring to catch nests early.

  • Look for these starter nests in sheltered locations or stuck to the sides of structures.

  • A starter nest will be shaped like an umbrella and you will see the catacombs inside.

  • Remove the starter nest in the daytime. Wasps are diurnal insects.

  • Examine the nest from a distance and make sure there are no wasps on the nest. 

  • Use a broom to sweep the nest down and then move briskly out of the area.

Removal Of Established Aerial Nests

If you have a nest with lots of wasps climbing on it, or the nest is fully formed, we do not recommend removing it yourself. Social wasps and hornets have a nest-protection instinct. At the first sign of trouble, the drones will begin to give off a pheromone scent that excites the other drones. Within seconds, you can find yourself being chased by a few dozen wasps. Some species get very agitated and will pursue you for long distances. They'll also hover over water and wait for you to come up for air, so don't ever jump into a pool to get away from them. If you attempt to spray a nest, paper wasps can zero in on you from a surprising distance. When they do, you'll be running for cover. This can create a threat for you and for others. The best solution is to contact a licensed pest professional to have the nest properly removed.

Removal Of A Void Nest

It is tricky to deal with a yellow jackets' nest, even when it is first being created. Topical treatments are not going to address the issue. If a nest has been created inside a stored item and is within a storage area, it is even trickier. This type of nest will require the use of protective gear that prevents wasps from stinging through the fabric and guards the face and neck. A beekeeper's outfit is the best choice. We don't recommend attempting to remove a void nest even if you are able to procure a beekeeper's outfit because sucking wasps up with a vacuum can lead to all kinds of problems when you go to dispose of the bag. Once again, it is best to have a licensed professional perform an assessment of your wasp problem and perform the necessary treatment to target and address it. Not only will a licensed professional have the right equipment and training to handle the job correctly, but they'll also be able to detect secondary issues and other complications that can arise.

Do you live in Anna, Texas?

If so, you're in our service area. You don't have to look at wasps going in and out of a hole and wonder, "What on Earth am I going to do about that?" You can contact us and request a wasp control assessment. We'll send a licensed technician to your home to do an inspection and guide you in selecting the right treatment for your specific needs and for your specific circumstances. With EcoArmor Pest Defense, you'll always get knowledgeable and friendly service and the results you're looking for.

Keep in mind that we also provide ongoing residential pest control. This service comes with routine inspections which can catch wasps' nests early and prevent stinging threats around your home and in outdoor recreation areas. Life is better without pests. Start living that life, starting today. Armor up and contact EcoArmor Pest Defense today.




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