Wasps are, without a doubt, one of the most potentially aggressive and feared pests in Omaha and Council Bluffs, particularly during the warmer months of the year. In reality, wasps will rarely attack a person unless they feel threatened. However, most people have experienced the pain of a wasp sting and don’t want it to happen again. While wasps have a reputation for unprovoked attacks, the issue becomes dangerous when a wasp is in distress. In an agitated state, they will release a pheromone that will alert nearby colony members to attack in a nasty stinging frenzy.
Wasps build their nests in sheltered crevices and corners around houses, garages, gardens, and other outdoor structures. If you discover a wasp nest on your property, it’s vital that you know what to do. After all, the last thing you want is to be engulfed in a swarm of stinging wasps when you’re trying to relax and enjoy the sunshine!
Below, our wasp removal exterminators have outlined what you should do if you find a wasp nest on your property.
Having a wasp nest on your property can be intimidating, and you may be tempted to take matters into your own hands. However, it’s important to remember that wasps will fight to defend their nest, so be sure to get in touch with a professional pest removal service immediately. A professional wasp removal exterminators, like here at Genie Pest Control, will have the equipment experience and expertise required to ensure the issue is dealt with effectively, and you avoid those painful wasp stingers.
If you feel you need to get a little closer to investigate where the nest is, it is best to do after dark. Wasps are least active at this time of day, and you are less likely to provoke. Be sure to approach the nest very slowly so that you don’t disturb the colony. If the nest is in a difficult-to-reach place, it is advisable to stay away from it altogether and let the professionals investigate when they arrive.
Should you need to get close to the wasp nest for any reason, be sure to wear the right attire. You should be wearing a full bee suit, complete with face covering to avoid being stung. If the wasps are alerted to you coming towards the nest, their only instinct will be to protect the queen. And, unlike bees, wasps can sting you over and over again without any harm to themselves or their stingers. This is not a situation you want to find yourself in. At Genie Pest Control, our professional exterminators use the very latest protective equipment to ensure that they are safe at all times when dealing with wasps.
The size of a wasp nest can vary depending on what time of year it is. Typically, the queen begins building her nest in late spring and early summer, while also producing her first set of worker wasps. The nest will usually be about the size of a golf ball but can grow to be the size of a football as the colony expands. Wasp nests can house groups of hundreds, or even thousands, of wasps in the same nest. If there is a nest on your property, you need to know how to recognize the signs of an allergy in case you, a family member, neighbor, friend, or anyone else is stung. While redness, swelling, and itching are normal, be on the lookout for hives, severe redness and swelling, wheezing, trouble breathing, nausea, dizziness, and/or a rapid pulse. If you see any of these signs of a more serious reaction, you can then take the appropriate course of action.
At Genie Pest Control, we understand how intimidating and irritating having a wasp nest on your property can be. If you discover a wasp nest, get in touch with our wasp removal exterminators right away. Using the latest protective equipment, tools, and technologies, we will remove the wasp nest safely so that it is gone for good!