How To Deter Wasps
How To Deter Wasps
This VideoJug film is designed to show you how to get rid of a wasps' nest. This video helps you decide whether you should handle the wasps yourself or get a pest control expert.
There is often nothing scarier than going into your loft to get something down in the middle of summer, turning on the light, and the next thing you know, there are dozens of wasps flying around that light. If you're one of the people that are susceptible to wasps, they'll be very dangerous, because you never build up immunity to a wasp sting. It gets worse each time you're stung.
Of course, every year, you read of somebody dying if they've been stung on the throat by a wasp or they've swallowed a wasp that's gone into their mouth. Wasps are very dangerous and an average wasp's nest, when it's the size of a football, for instance, will contain anything between 12,000 and 15,000 wasps. On the outside are the guard wasps.
These are the first ones that you see when you start turning on the light in the loft. They're the ones that are there to protect the nest and they will attack you if you move. Any movement is what attracts them.
Therefore, if you do see them, get out of that loft quickly and turn off the light. If you want to try and do it by yourself, although it's not recommended by most pest control companies, go up there with a torch. Put a torch on one side and then approach the nest on the other side.
That way, the wasps will be going where the light is instead of towards you. At arms length, when you're properly covered - your head, your arms, no bare skin on show at all - aerosol spray directly onto the nest. And you empty that aerosol spray into the nest, so everything soaks into the nest.
It will then kill the nest. It's a very dangerous thing to do. It's not very expensive to get a professional pest control company in, such as CleanKill, to treat the nest from the outside.
We'll probably go in with a big long dust stick and inject dust into that nest from the outside where the wasps are going in and out of and that's far safer and will be properly protected and we'll take care of that wasp nest for you. And that's how to deal with wasps.