Yes, wasps do typically leave on their own, but this depends largely on the season and the specific species of wasp. Most wasps are considered seasonal insects with a lifecycle that begins in spring and ends in late autumn. Queen wasps emerge from overwintering in early spring to start new colonies. The colonies grow throughout the summer months, reaching their peak in late summer and early autumn. As colder weather sets in, the worker wasps and the old queen die off, and new queens leave the nest to find a place to overwinter and start a new colony the next spring.
In temperate climates, this means that if you can tolerate a wasp nest for a few months, it may well be that the problem resolves itself with the onset of winter. However, during the active months, wasps can be quite aggressive in defending their nest, and their stings can be painful, posing a risk especially to those allergic to wasp stings. Therefore, if the nest is in a location that poses a threat to human activity, it may be necessary to remove it earlier, which is a task usually best left to pest control professionals due to the risks involved.
Repelling wasps from your property effectively involves a multifaceted approach that combines preventative measures, routine maintenance, and natural deterrents. Regular inspection of your property is paramount to identify and seal any potential entry points. Wasps often construct their nests within small openings in walls, around windows and eaves, and in other hidden crevices. By carefully sealing these spots, you can greatly decrease the chance of wasps setting up residence.
Cleanliness is another key factor, particularly in outdoor areas where food and drink are consumed. Wasps are opportunistic foragers and are attracted to protein-rich foods as well as sweet substances. As such, promptly sealing and disposing of food waste, cleaning up after barbecues or outdoor meals, and ensuring trash cans are tightly sealed can significantly reduce the appeal of your area to wasps.
Furthermore, during outdoor activities or gatherings, make it a practice to keep food and beverages covered as much as possible. Open cans of soda, fruit juices, and other sweet foods or drinks can quickly attract wasps and increase the risk of an unwanted encounter.
Wasps return to their nest at night, so it’s best to spray the nest in the evening when they’re less active. If you’re allergic to wasp stings, don’t try to remove the nest yourself. Call a professional for help. You can also spray wasps’ nests in the morning, but be sure to do it before the wasps become active. Be careful when spraying wasps’ nests, as some wasps may become aggressive. It is important to note that not all chemicals and methods will work for every infestation. Contact Birch Fumigators today for a free consultation to get tailored advice for your situation.
Wasp nests are most active in the spring and summer months, so that’s when you’ll need to be most vigilant about spraying them. If you see wasps flying in and out of a nest, or if you see a nest itself, you should take action to spray it. Contact Birch Fumigators for Wasp Extermination Services
There are a few telltale signs that wasps may have nested in your walls. If you hear a high-pitched buzzing sound coming from your walls, this is a good indicator that wasps are present. You may also see wasps flying in and out of cracks or holes in your walls. Another sign of a wasp nest in your walls is if you see wasp larvae or pupae. If you suspect wasps have nested in your walls, it’s best to call a pest control professional to safely remove the nest.
Wasps are attracted to sweet food and drinks, so they are often found near picnic areas or garbage cans. If you suspect you have a wasp nest on your property, contact Birch Fumigators today for a free consultation.
Yes, a wasp nest can damage your house if left untreated. Wasps will chew through wood and drywall to build their nests, which can lead to structural damage. If you suspect you have a wasp nest on your property, contact Birch Fumigators today for a free consultation.
The best way to get rid of a wasp nest without getting stung is to hire a professional exterminator. Birch Fumigators offers wasp nest removal in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book your free consultation.
It is unlikely that wasps will return to a destroyed nest. However, if the nest is not completely destroyed or if the queen wasp was missed, there is a chance that the colony could rebuild. This is why it is best to leave wasp nest removal to the professionals.