Do you have a problem where wasps have created nests on your property, and you are not sure what to do about them? Here are some tips that will help you better understand the basics of wasp control.

Wasps Build Two Types Of Nests

It's important to know that there are two kinds of nests that wasps will create, which are hanging and cavity nests. This means that wasps can be hiding pretty much anywhere. There may be a wasp nest in a nearby tree, or somewhere along the ground underneath some brush. Don't make the mistake of assuming you've found all of the wasp nests around your home. Wasps are social insects that tend to gather in large nests, and there may be multiple nests in the same area.

Wasps Nests Are Difficult To Prevent

Since wasp nests can be located both high and low, there is not much you can do to prevent wasp nests from forming. That's why it's a good idea to make sure that your home is sealed so that the wasps cannot build a nest behind siding or other features that the wasps can get into. What you can do is make the outside of your home a less inviting environment for wasps. This means making sure that food and garbage is not located around your home so they do not have a food source, which can be done by putting trash in sealed trash cans. 

Wasp Nests Should Be Removed With Care

You'll want to know the right and wrong ways to remove a wasp nest, with the wrong way posing a risk of causing damage to your property or getting stung. Simply trying to destroy the wasp nest is not a good idea, because this will cause the wasps to become agitated and potentially sting you. Spraying the nest with water is not going to destroy it, and only agitate the wasps in the process. Burning a wasp nest is a bad idea, because a wasp nest is very flammable and can set other things on fire. In addition, burning a wasp nest won't kill all the wasps inside it. 

It's best to contract a pest control company to make sure that it is done the right way. Common techniques involve using insecticides that will kill the wasps and, or safely removing the nest and encapsulating it so that the wasps cannot escape.

For more information on wasp control, contact a professional near you.