How to remove a wasp nest safely

Wasp nest removal in London takes place mostly during the summer. Most wasp nest will go unnoticed at the beginning because they are so small people do not take even notice of them being there.

The first wasp nest removal request we receive often come in June. By then the nest are often little more than a tennis ball, or placed in area of passage such as a porch. But as the season advance, larger nest located at roof level will start becoming a nuisance and by then the nest can easily be the side of a large watermelon.

So it goes without saying that the larger the nest the more dangerous, and the more cramped an area the more dangerous as well. If a nest would be in a porch, you could run for your life and get stung a few times in the process. But if it was in a loft, you would probably get stuck, go into a frenzy, fall through the ceiling and hurt yourself.

How to treat a wasp sting

When you disturb a wasp nest, the wasps come out in force to defend it. Any single one of them can sting you repeatedly and it can really be serious and painful. For many of us, it will be little more than having to put up with the pain and wait for it to pass. But for most of us we will be looking for a wasp sting treatment to alleviate the pain and prevent excessive reactions that could lead to scars.

What to do for a wasp sting

The critical element when you suffered a wasp sting is to seek the company of someone. Being alone would put you in a very vulnerable position should you faint or develop an allergic reaction. From there I would recommend to rush to the nearest pharmacy and ask for a Api syringe that will suck up the poison out of the wound and facilitate the healing process. From there applying an anti-inflammatory soothing cream should do the trick.

What to do for a wasp sting reaction

If you are starting a wasp sting reaction if matters not how faint it may be, do not take any chance and call the emergency services and let them know where you are. If you would be alone and going into an anaphylactic shock that would probably be the end of you. As you talk to the emergency services, it will very soon become apparent if the symptoms of the wasp sting reaction are going for worse or if they are remaining milld. But better safe that sorry.

Carrying out wasps control, the DIY approach 

Wasp control is about making choices as what is the best approach to destroy the wasp nest, and the safest. So we will go through the basics

Pest control and wasp nest removal

Never attempt treating a wasps nest if you are alone. You should always have someone standing further aways to call the emergency services when you get hurt. The second thing, is never attempt to get rid of wasp nests high up, unless you have the full PPE kit. Ladder jobs (it matters not how high or not) are by far the most dangerous of all the pest control wasp jobs. Make a panicked mouvement from the second ring and fall to your death.

For more specific advices, please do call a pest control London companies before getting on with anything.

What wasp nest killer to use

Professional would normally used specially designed powders and applied them with specialist equipments. I like to use Ficam D and apply it using a DR5 duster that allow us to treat from a distance.

But if you are looking at the DIY spectrum, you are often down to ant powder, and using the bottle itself as a puffer. Very soon it becomes a health and safety fit, everything professional would avoid to do, you would need to expose yourself too. Not only you would need to get up close, but you would need to keep at it for a long time as to push enough dust through.

How to destroy a wasp nest in a loft

There is a product we use that is called wasp nest destroyed, it is highly flammable and produce a lot of fumes so you would need a carbon mask. Basically you spray it over the nest, it got some serious press ion and pierce through the outer shell of the nest and dissolve the cellulose. The fumes would stun most of the wasps, but do not rely on it for safety as some will attack you for sure.

An alternative is pushing some wasp powder directly through the nest outer shell. But as you do so, you will trigger a violent attack.

Occasionally you find a beautiful nest hanging out of a bean in the roof. You can carefully wasp it around with a large bin bag, and make it fall inside and seal it. But beware the wasp that are flying within the roof as you do so.

How to get rid of wasp nests safely, principally involve you having all the associated protective gear. Proceeding with a wasp nest removal unprotected is very much lunacy. A professional treatment is quite inexpensive, and an accident can have far more reaching consequences. So my advice would be never attempt to get rid of wasp nest on your own.