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Wasp Nests in Walls

Marlene Alphonse Jun 23, 2019
Wasps build nests in different places, using a variety of materials. You can find these nests on walls, tree trunks and crevices etc. Noticing wasp nests in walls can be annoying and can even pose a danger. Hence it is better to remove them at the earliest...
Wasps are stinging insects that are usually seen during the warmer months. There are two types of wasps - the social wasps and the solitary wasps. Though these insects are more or less similar in structure, the social wasps can sting when disturbed.
The wasps live in colonies and build nests using different materials and even mud on the walls, windows of the house or garage. When disturbed or provoked, the wasps can sting which may be painful.
The wasp sting contains a venom which may cause allergic reactions and inflammation in some individuals, hence it is essential to take precautionary measures. If there are small children or pets in the house, then it is necessary to get rid of the wasp nests in walls before they cause any harm.
Wasps hunt for a location before they start building their nest. Once they find a suitable location, they assemble in groups and begin to collect materials to build the nest. Wasps use a variety of materials to build their nests.
Some of the materials used by the wasps for building their nests are mud, chewed wood fibers mixed with saliva and wax. The most common nesting sites of these insects are branches of trees, walls, supporting beams or rods and building eaves.
One interesting characteristic about this species of insects is that they mark their territory and fight off any trespasser until they finish building their nests. They also guard their nest till completion.

How to Get Rid of Wasp Nests

Social wasps can cause a lot of harm as compared to the solitary wasps. It is because the social wasps have a tendency to sting when provoked.
Before getting rid of wasp nests in the walls, or any other places, it is essential to wear a protective clothing to ensure your safety. Once you have all the necessary equipment, you can get down to the task.
Remember that the month of June is the best time to remove a wasp nest because the nest is already established and the number of wasps in the nest is also less. Following are some of the ways of how to remove a wasp nest.
● One of the basic methods for removing wasp nests is to use a cloth bag. Approach the wasp nest with caution and slowly but firmly tie the cloth bag around the nest and leave it undisturbed for some time.
Once the movement inside the bag calms down, remove the nest and keep the bag submerged in water, which will ensure that all the wasps are killed. This natural wasp nest removal method can used to remove any type of wasp nest.
● Spraying ice water or soap solution on the wasp nests is another way to remove the wasp nest.
With the help of a squirt gun with a nozzle, spray the solution on the nest. Let this remain for at least two days, since the wasps will leave the nest. If any activity inside the nest is observed, then repeat the procedure. Once all the wasps vacate the nest, you can safely detach the nest from the wall and dispose it.
● Spraying fuel is also an effective method to remove wasp nests in walls. The fumes emitted by fuels like gasoline and kerosene tend to immobilize the insects and reduce the activity in the nest. Let the nest stand for two days before removing it. This method is specially productive when it comes to mud wasp nest removal.
● There are many insect repellents and sprays available in the market which can be used to remove the nests from the walls. Spray the solution into the opening of the nest and leave it undisturbed for a few days. Once the activity in the nest has died down, the nest can be removed and disposed.
● Insecticides and pesticides also be used as a removal method for wasp nest in house. Stand at a safe distance from the nest and spray the chemical into the nest and around it with the help of the spray nozzle.
Take appropriate precautionary measures like covering your mouth and nose, while spraying the insecticide and get away as soon as you are done with the work, since the pesticide contains toxins which may also harm you. The chemicals in the pesticide will kill the wasps and make the wasp nest safe for removal.
Finding wasp nests in the walls of your house or garage can be a cause of grave concern, especially if you have small children in the house. You can try to remove the wasp nests using given methods or seek professional help to get rid of the wasps and their nests completely.