HOW TO PREVENT WASPS

Prevention is vital if you want to avoid problems with wasps, especially during the summer months when they are most active.

It is always easier to prevent a problem before it happens than waiting for wasps to invade your home or garden. The fear of a wasp sting can be so great that it can prevent some people from going outdoors.

Wasp Prevention Tips

Early treatment of a wasp nest will help to keep you and your family safe from painful stings.

Making changes to your behaviour and handling food and drink outdoors can also help deter this stinging pest.

  • Check for nests – Check your home and garden in early spring for nests; early on, they will be walnut or golf ball in size – early small nests have fewer wasps and are easier to treat quickly. Look for nests in lofts, garages, sheds, cavity walls or under eaves.
  • Secure bins – Ensure outside containers have tightly fitting lids. Keep bins at a distance from doors and windows, so wasps are not attracted to the contents.
  • Keep windows and doors shut – To prevent wasps from entering your home.
  • Keep safe – If you have spotted a nest, make sure you keep children and pets away from the area.

Although high numbers of wasps in your home or garden almost certainly mean a nest nearby, removing a wasp nest may not always be a possible solution.

If the nest is not on your property, you will have minimal control over what you can do to remove it.

Nests located in confined, hard-to-reach areas (such as cavity walls) will also be challenging to treat.

Need a professional solution?

For peace of mind and to be completely safe from stings, it is safer to let a professional Bed Bug Killers technician treat the nest for you.

  • Qualified, local technicians require just one 30 – 60 minute visit to treat a nest effectively.