What Should You Do If You Have a Wasp Nest on Your Property?

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It’s early spring, and as you head outside to your garden, you look up to find a wasps nest in a tree near your home. Frozen, you aren’t sure what to do or even how to handle the situation safely.

If you’ve ever stumbled upon a wasps nest on your property, you know how scary it is. Not knowing how to get rid of wasps makes the situation even more unsettling.

Before you start to panic or take action, you need to learn the necessary steps to remove wasps nests the right way.

Protect Yourself

Protecting yourself should be of the most importance when removing wasps.

Begin by covering as much of your body as possible. Protective clothing should be clean and light-colored.

If you do not know if you are allergic to wasp stings, you should get an allergy test before considering addressing the wasp nest.

Check Your Timing

The best time to remove a wasp nest is in early spring. The closer you draw to summer and fall, the larger the colony will become.

Another strategy is to move toward the nest in the evening when all the wasps are in the nest. A benefit is that wasps tend to be less aggressive at night.

Find the Right Solution

Once you are protected, the next step is to find the best solution to remove the wasps. Here are three ways to mitigate the wasp situation.


Do your research and find the best wasp spray for the wasp control. Make sure you use a face covering to protect yourself from any chemicals within the pest spray.

Most sprays work from a distance, but it’s a good idea to have an escape plan to get away from any angry ones that get away.


Do not use this method if the nest is close to your home. You don’t want to risk catching your house on fire or injuring someone.

Begin with a small fire underneath the nest. The smoke will need to rise for around an hour. If it’s safe, you can leave it for an additional two hours to ensure the wasps have exited the nest.

Soap and Water

If you prefer not to risk it with fire or use a chemical solution, you can use a soap and water combination to kill the wasps.

Water alone does not kill the wasps, but the soap can break down the exoskeleton and drown the wasps.

Wait an Adequate Amount of Time

Whatever solution you choose, do not attempt to remove the nest immediately after applying the solution.

You need to give an adequate amount of time, one to two days, to ensure the wasps have either left the nest or are dead. Err on the side of caution.

Contact the Experts

The best strategy for removing wasps is to bring in the experts. Removing wasps on your own can be dangerous or ineffective if you do not have the right method.

Call a professional pest control company to save you the stress and frustration of trying to remove the wasps yourself.

Safely Remove a Wasps Nest

If you have a wasps nest encroaching on your property, you need to take safe and effective action. The best course of action is to call an expert to help you alleviate the wasp issue.

Contact us today and we can help bring safety back to your home.