Now that summer is in full effect the pests that love the hot weather are found abundantly. The problem is that many of these pests like the same kinds of things that we all do in the summer. One of them is water! People flock to water such as pools, lakes and ponds to try and stay cool over the long hot days. That is also where you will find wasps. They tend to hang out in an area that they can easily gain access to water of any kind. Effective Pest Services offers tips on how you can get rid of wasps around your home and property.
Why Don’t Wasps Traps Work?
You can make a homemade trap to collect the wasps that are hanging around your home. You don’t need very many items and all of them can be found around your home with ease. You start with a mason jar that has a removal able lid. You will also need to find some orange juice and some jam. Take the top of the jar and jam some holes in the top so that the wasp can get in the hole itself. Then take the jam and spread it over the inside of the lid while you fill the jar about half way. This will entice the wasps to come to the jar and once they are in they will fall into the juice and drown. One of the biggest problems with wasp traps is that they attract additional insects. Any stinging insect within radius of the scent is going to be drawn to the bait, which means the wasps captured in your trap aren’t necessarily the wasps living on your property.
What Happens when You Kill One Wasp at a Time?
This is not an ideal way to take care of wasps but some people choose to handle it one at a time. This is very time consuming and you may never get to the end of the problem. Swatting at one wasp at a time will take care of one but the rest are running free. You also have to take the time to wait for them to land and have great aim. In addition, if you kill one, it will warn the rest of its colony to be on the alert. A dying wasp will release chemical signals that tell others in the vicinity to be on the defensive.
Will Chemicals Kill Wasps?
One of the ways that wasps are treated is by using a pesticide or chemical that can be used to kill them off. It can be very hard to find out the right kind of pesticide that will work for his particular pest. This can be a dangerous choice if you do not know what you are doing. It can end up being harmful to other pests that are good to have around and possible people and pests.
Remove a Wasp Nest
If you are seeing a lot of wasps around your home or property you might have a nest nearby. The nest will be home to many wasps and they will seem to never end with the amount that you are trying to get rid of. You should never try and handle a nest unless you know what you are doing and are professionally trained.