Three Signs You Could Have a Wasps Nest and Not Know!
There can be thousands of wasps in a wasp’s nest. So if you had one in or near your home, you’d know about it, right? Not necessarily. Here are 3 signs you could have a wasp’s nest and not know.
How Do Wasps Get into Your House?
Wasps are usually on the lookout for a quiet place to nest and find food. That makes those hidden nooks and crannies in your house the perfect spot. Wasps often make their nests in:
Bathroom or utility room exhaust vents
Other spaces you don’t use that often.
So it’s completely possible to have a wasp’s nest in your home and not know until you see one too many of them flying around.
3 Signs You Could Have a Wasp’s Nest and Not Know
1. Wasps are coming in through your light fixtures
We don’t want to terrify you. But the last thing you want is to be sat watching telly and see a huge wasp crawling in from your light fixtures. This can happen if you have a wasp’s nest in your loft. Barely used lofts are an ideal place to build a nest. Wasps will roam around the crawl space and into your home via light fixtures and gaps in ceilings or walls.
2. There’s something strange going on in your walls
If you notice holes in your walls that seem to be getting bigger, they could be entry and exit points for wasps. Inside of walls is a perfect place for wasps to nest. You’ll probably also notice the odd wasp coming in and out of the holes. Wasps will chew through your walls to make space for their nest, so listen out for strange sounds in your walls too. It will sound like a kind of crackling noise.
3. You’ve got wasps in the bathroom
While wasps can certainly get in through your bathroom window, remember that exhaust vents are a way in from the outside too. If you’ve noticed wasps in your bathroom, they could be getting in through the vents. From there, they’ll find a nice quiet place in your home to build a nest.
How to Prevent Wasps from Getting Into Your House
Prevention is better than cure if you don’t want a wasp’s nest in or around your house. Here’s what you can do to keep wasps at bay.
Keep your doors and windows closed
This is easier said than done in the height of summer, so invest in windows and door screens if you want to let the air in but keep wasps out.
Fill in any gaps or cracks around your house
Gaps, cracks, and holes in foundations, walls, window and door frames, and around pipes can all be entry points for wasps. Inspect the exterior of your home and fill in any holes.
Keep Your Bins Securely Shut
Uncovered rubbish is a feast for hungry wasps and will attract them to your home in droves. Make sure you keep your bins securely closed. Give them a good clean regularly so wasps aren’t attracted by any sticky residue.
Can I Deal With a Wasp’s Nest Myself?
So you’ve turned detective and you’ve spotted a nest. Should you deal with it yourself? It’s a no from us!
Wasps can be very aggressive and territorial, and will go on the attack if they or their nest are threatened. As wasps can sting repeatedly, you risk serious harm if you try to remove the nest yourself.
A far better bet is to call in professional pest control. Professional technicians have the expertise and products to remove a wasp’s nest safely. What’s more, they can also give you expert advice on preventing wasps from coming back.
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