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Removing A Wasp Nest From A Tree

Wasps share several negative characteristics with bees. Most importantly, their painful stings and their tendency to nest in close proximity to humans

There are some wasps that build their hives or nests in places where they do not
pose any risk to humans. In such cases, they should be left alone since some species are extremely aggressive and disturbing them can be quite dangerous. However, wasps can be a real menace when they build their nests in your property such as on your garage or porch ceiling, or a tree on a regular path. Entomologists suggest that wasps that nest on interior walls or ceilings of buildings are usually less harmful compared to those that build their hives in the ground or hollows in trees. When they nest in a tree that is next to your home, they can pose a great risk to you and your family. So, how would you go about removing a wasp nest from a tree?

Wasps only show up in warm climate and tend to die naturally as it gets colder. However, you may not be patient enough for the cold season to set in. As such, you should discourage the wasps from building early in spring by knocking down the hive when it is small and less populated. This is a safe method when there are few wasps. Cover the hive with a cloth and detach it from the tree before immersing it completely in water for a few days to kill the wasps.

When the wasp population appears to be relatively high, it is best to seek the assistance of pest control professionals. They have all the necessary equipment to protect themselves and get rid of all traces of the wasps and their hives using a variety of options such as traps, organic sprays and chemical pesticides.

Alternatively, you can use an aerosol insecticide that is specifically designed for wasps and do it yourself. Just make sure to protect yourself by covering your body to prevent the angry wasps from stinging you. Then wait till it is dark to attack the colony by spraying directly into the entry point. You can repeat this after a day before knocking down the hive to completely destroy the colony.