Wasps are distinctive, they are yellow and back, making a gentle buzzing noise, and offer a nasty sting. Fortunately, they only tend to sting when attacking and you need to provoke them to make them attack. It is not recommended to provoke them on purpose, although it can be done by accident.
The most likely issue with a wasp is when you go to near their nest. This can be an issue if the nest is near your home and you should call your local pest control firm to deal with the problem.
They have the knowledge and equipment to deal with the wasp nest safely.
You should note that wasps are an important part of life as we know it. If there were no wasps there would be a lot more insects in your garden. They are predators and eat greenflies, caterpillars, and other pests. In addition, wasps are known to pollinate in the same way that bees do, making them an important part of plant reproduction.
That doesn’t mean you want wasps buzzing around your home, you should find out more from your local experts to help you protect your home from these creatures.
There are several things you can do to protect your home from wasps.
Most wasps enter the home through open windows and doors. That means one of the easiest ways to keep them out is to shut the windows and doors. Of course, in the hot sun, this is not necessarily a practical approach. Instead, put mosquito netting across your windows and doors. It keeps an array of insects out of your home, including mosquitoes and wasps.
Of course, you need to regularly inspect the screens to ensure they are in good condition.
Ditch The Sweet Stuff
Wasps are attracted to sweet smells, such as jam and even honey. Leaving this on the side will make your home more attractive to wasps and make them try harder to get inside. That’s why you should put all food away when you’ve finished with it and wipe the surfaces down, preferably with a disinfectant spray.
This eliminates the aromas that attract the wasps.
Check Your Roof
Wasps often enter houses through the roof. There are normally small gaps around vents, chimneys, or roof tiles. You may also notice gaps between the top of your wall and the base of your roof. A wasp only needs a tiny gap to get in and start building its nest. The same is true of fireplaces, you need to make sure the flue on your fire is closed and all gaps in your walls are sealed.
Dealing With Wasps
Wasps will generally leave humans alone But, if you get too close to their nest or agitate the wasp by swinging things at it, you may find it decides to attack. A solitary wasp sting is painful, multiple stings can be dangerous, and any sting can be an issue if you have allergies.
That’s why you may find it best to get the professionals involved as soon as you see wasps hanging around your home.