Finding a wasp nest on your property can be a scary thing. When a wild force of nature finds its way into your home, it can be very hard to know how to deal with this kind of threat without getting hurt yourself. The good news about finding wasps is that they don't actually pose a threat to your property. But wasp nests are still dangerous in other ways and should not just be left.
Whether you remove the nest yourself or with the assistance of pest control companies, here is some insight on why the nest needs to go.
If wasps are not dangerous, why do they have to be removed?
Wasp can have painful stings. With children in a family home, this can be even more of an issue. And, also, if somebody in the home or a house guest is allergic to wasps and they experience a sting, the swelling could be especially pronounced, and potentially even fatal. There are some people who may not even be aware that they are allergic to wasp stings and so it is in the best interest of the health and safety of everyone in your home to remove a nest to prevent a sting that leads to anaphylactic shock.
Why do wasp nests tend to appear in a loft?
If you have a wasp nest in your home, it is most probably in your loft space, and the simple reason for this is that roofs and loft spaces tend to have more entryways through things like loose tiles. Wasps will make the most of the structure and build their nest within it.
What can be done about a wasp nest?
It is a very bad idea to tackle a wasp nest by yourself. You will be putting yourself in danger of getting stung, and unlike bees, wasps do not die after they sting and they can sting a person multiple times. It is best to lean on the services of a pest control team such as Surekil Pest Control whether from your local council or a private company. They will treat the nest with an insecticide, which will cause any wasps that come in contact with the nest to die.
Because it is probably an open entry in your roof that has caused a wasp nest to appear in your loft, it is also a good idea to hire a roofer to make sure that your roof is air tight and impervious to pests.