No one likes having to deal with wasps, hornets or yellow jackets around their home, but they’re a common problem every single year. If you want to get ahead of it and learn how to tackle a nest on your own, here are some tips.

Know what you’re dealing with

Before you get the water hose, make sure that you know exactly what you’re dealing with. As mentioned Country Living’s post, “How to Get Rid of Wasps and Yellow Jackets”, a big nest can be dangerous and cause serious injury. Try out these tips on small nests:

  • Make a trap: Using a store-bought or homemade trap, lure these pests into it and get rid of the trap itself in the compost.
  • Attack the nest in the evening: Since most stinging insects return to their nest in the evening, you’ll want to do any damage to the nest then for maximum effect.
  • Know when to call a pro: If the nest is big or particularly stubborn, you’ll want to call in help from the professionals to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

All it takes is one sting to develop a healthy respect for all manner of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. So keeping your outdoor spaces free of them is a priority.

Take charge of your yard this season with the right tips and support to get the job done. For more information, take a look at Country Living’s post here.


SOURCE: Country Living