How to Remove a Wasp Nest Under Eaves

How to Remove a Wasp Nest Under Eaves

No matter where you find a wasp nest, they will pose a danger to you and your family if found on your property. These wasps, no matter the species, can be extremely violent and aggressive towards anyone that threatens their home. And although you may not see a bunch of wasps outside of the nest, there are always some lookout wasps that protect the colony from threats or danger. Finding a wasp nest under the eaves of your home can be difficult. However, once you notice the wasp and their nest, it’s important that you take action right away to get it removed from your property. If you are unable to reach the nest safely, a professional wasp removal Toronto exterminator can assist you in the removal.

Discovering a Wasp Nest Under Eaves

No one jumps for joy at the sight of wasps on their property, especially if you or a member of your family is allergic to the sting. Wasps can surely pose a dangerous threat regardless if someone is allergic or not. Unlike bees, wasps do not offer much for the environment and they can sting their victim multiple times without dying. So, even if you weren’t allergic, these stings can be excruciatingly painful. Once you discover a wasp nest or suspect one on your property, it’s important that you identify where it is located and come up with a plan to remove it safely. House eaves are a very popular spot for wasp nests as they are hidden from visibility. 

If you are unsure of whether or not there is a wasp nest hidden inside the eaves of your home, there are a few signs that you can watch out for. While the visual of wasps flying around your property doesn’t necessarily indicate that there is a nest on your property, if you observe their flight patterns, you may be able to identify where they are nesting. Wasps will fly in and out of the eaves of your home, indicating there may be a nest hidden inside. Because certain areas of the eaves may be difficult to reach, it may be a challenge to safely locate and remove the nest. However, there are ways to attempt a safe removal.

Handling a Safe Removal

Preparing and actually going through with a wasp nest removal isn’t the easiest task. It has the potential danger of you being stung and can possibly harm those around you. However, once you discover a wasp nest, it’s essential that you (or a professional) remove it right away to avoid a bigger problem. Nests that are hidden under the eaves of your home can generally be treated through the gaining access to your roof. This is best done during the night or in the dark. You may want to use a small torchlight to locate the nest, however, do not point the light directly into the nest or the wasps will be drawn towards it. Once you have located the nest, you can then make your plan for the removal of the nest.

Using a pesticide that is legal in Canada and safe for your family members, you can kill most (or hopefully, all) of the wasps in the colony. Be sure to block and seal any entryways that you find so that the wasps can no longer get in or out of the nesting area. Sometimes, however, the nest will not always be easily accessible through the roof. In these cases, you may have to resort to using a ladder and pump the insecticide directly into the nest that way. You can accomplish this by using a high-reach applicator to ensure that you are at a safe distance while still being able to reach the nest. As always, remember to use protective clothing when attempting to remove a wasp nest. Even if you believe that all of the wasps have been killed through the treatment, there is still a possibility that some wasps survived the treatment. If you are unable to safely handle the removal on your own or have an allergy to wasp stings, it’s best that you contact a professional exterminator to remove the wasps and their nest from under the eaves of your home. This will ensure that you and your family remain safe and secure during the treatment process.