Wasp Nest on Tree

Wasp Nest on Tree

Having a wasp nest on a tree in your property is an unpleasant situation, more so, when you have young children or someone allergic to wasp stings around. A wasp nest in a tree is a naturally occurring phenomenon; however, when a wasp builds its nest in a tree in your garden, it can be an annoying nuisance. Wasps will often nest in places such as stumps in the ground, hollows in trees or the more conventional nest suspended from the branches of a tree. While wasps will naturally tolerate human approach, they will sting and attack if disturbed or threatened. The worst mistake you can do is swat at them.

Most of the time, wasps will build their nests high up in the tree, which doesn’t threaten public safety, but when they begin to grow in number, both you and your family are at potential risk of getting stung by wasps. Nests that are 3 meters high from the ground are not considered a threat, anything below that level is a potential hazard and needs to be removed. It’s important to have your local pest control service company help you with this task. Attempting to perform this task unprepared could lead to wasp attacks.

Paper wasp in trees

It’snot uncommon to spot a paper wasp in trees in Ontario. They are easily noticeable with their wasp nest design. The key characteristics of their nests being plant fibers that are created when the wasps chew plant material with their mandibles. They put together this material with a sticky adhesive that naturally forms in their saliva.

What makes paper wasp nests unique is that they are waterproof. The paper wasps craft their nest skillfully to ensure that they are weather resistant. You will find these nests hanging off trees, house eves, and window overhangs. However, most times, the wasps will prefer to build their nests in trees. Winter is usually a great time to check for wasp nests and remove them. During this time, the workers and males will die off due to the first hard freeze, making them vulnerable. It’s important that you do not attempt to get rid of the wasps by yourself, especially if you are not well equipped or skilled to carry out the task.

Wasp nest in tree removal

In case you are going to get rid of a wasp nest in a tree by yourself, it’s important to make sure that you are not allergic to wasp stings. If you are not sure if you are allergic to wasp nests, it’s a good idea to set up an allergy test.

Before carrying out this task, ensure you have all the equipment you need for the job. Wear protective clothing before you attempt to remove a wasp nest. If you are using insecticides to get rid of the wasps, ensure there are no children in the vicinity. After extermination keeps the area off children and pets for at least 24 hours. Pesticides that are used to kill wasps are strong and poisonous.

When getting rid of wasps in a tree, ensure that you carry out this operation in the cover of darkness or early in the morning, they are least active in darkness, and you will be in a better chance to get rid of them if they are all in the nest. Never use a ladder to reach up to a high wasp nest in a tree. You might fall off and injure yourself if a swarm of wasps flies at you.

It’s advisable that you get a professional pest removal company to help you get rid of wasps in trees. They are experienced and in a much better position to help you get rid of your wasp infestation problem for good.

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Joe The Exterminator
Joe The Exterminator

Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.