Having a wasp’s nest on your property is not a very pleasant situation. This is especially true if you happen to have small children. Even a small nest poses a threat. Your best bet is to call an exterminator, but you might feel the nest is small enough that you can deal with it on your own.

Earthwise Pest Management, your exterminator in Sacramento, offers how to get rid of a wasp’s nest.

Allergic

Before attempting to remove the wasp’s nest, you need to determine if you are allergic to wasp stings. If you aren’t sure, it’s a good idea to set up an allergy test with your doctor.

If the test reveals that you are not allergic to wasp stings, then you may proceed with your plan to remove the nest. If you discover that you are allergic to wasp stings, find someone else to do the job or just give us a call and we can help.

Call Pest Control

In most situations, it is best if you leave this type of job to professionals. If the wasp’s nest is up high or in a hard-to-reach location, you might want to think twice about doing this all on your own. If you won’t call an exterminator, at least find someone who can help you.

Only attempt to take care of the situation on your own if the nest is small and easy to get to.

Wear Protective Clothing

It is important that you wear protective clothing when attempting to get rid of a wasp’s nest. You should wear long jeans, socks, sturdy shoes and a hoodie. You can also have a scarf over your face for protection. And you will definitely want to wear goggles to protect your eyes.

If you are using a spray, make sure you are wearing old clothes in case you ruin something.

No Ladders

If the wasp’s nest is out of reach, using a ladder should never be an option. If you are standing on the ladder and happen to disturb the nest, there is a good possibility you will fall. In fact, the chances are if you tackle the nest on a ladder, it will end badly for you.

Keep Kids Away

We get it. Kids are excited about having you remove the wasp’s nest, it would be like a show for them. It might even be a comedy show. But under no circumstance should kids be around when you attempt this daring feat.
If they can watch you by looking out a window, that is fine.

Do It At Night

It is best if you get rid of the nest at night, when the wasps inside are dormant. If you do disturb them, they will be slow and sluggish, which will give you the chance to run for cover. The easiest way to do this is by carefully covering the nest with a garbage bag and tying it off when you are done.

Plan an Escape Route

Before you set your plan of attack, it is wise to have an escape plan in place. If the wasps start coming at you, you will want a clear path to safety.

If you are really smart, you will just give up on the idea of doing this yourself and give us a call instead. Call Earthwise Pest Management today.