Anyone who has been stung by a bee or wasp knows how painful stings of these insects can and will do our best to stay away from them. And if not one but hundreds or thousands of these insects are a threat to you or family, then the presence of a swarm of bees or wasps on your property is a major concern. Learn now how to get rid of wasps, to keep you and your family healthy and safe!
Although it can be easily discriminated at the first impression may be mistaken as both are capable of administering the painful sting and a proper identification is needed not only for the proper management of any treatment and for the measures for the prevention, control and appropriate disposal of each harmful in part.
Before making any decision or appeal the action to remove these insects in the yard, garden or your home, you should first identify who you invaded space to know how to solve this problem as well. Here are some things that will be helpful and will facilitate choosing the best solutions.
Differences between wasps and bees
Both bees and wasps are extremely valuable to man and the environment, their role in nature is well established and extremely document, by researchers. Thus, the bees help pollinate at least 80% of the crops we rely on to live. while the wasps are very useful for many insect predators that infest crops, ornamental plants and gardens. Both wasps and bees are members of the insect order Hymenoptera, however, they differ greatly in appearance. Generally, bees are thick, hairy and fluffy, a feature that helps to collect and spread pollen while wasps are thinner, with a narrow waist, slender legs and have their skin is smooth and glossy. They also vary widely and in terms of lifestyle habits, nest building, and food.
Thus, bees live in swarms formed from several thousand to tens of thousands of bees, while smaller colonies of wasps are having a few hundred to a few thousand individuals. Queen wasps building a nesting colony, while worker bees build and maintain the nest for jelly and sisters. Unlike most wasps hibernating in winter and are building a new one every spring, bees do not survive in hibernation and the accumulated reserves and the heat power produced by bees lucrătoare.Viespile generally can not produce honey (some species are, however, a do), but all bee species are able to produce and store significant quantities of honey in their hives.
Regarding nests, the wasps’ nest round looking paper consisting generally of sap (pulp) wood, while bees nest geometric cell wax (honeycomb-shaped hexagon). The bees are exclusively herbivores, feeding on nectar and pollen of the plants, while the wasps, for the most part, are carnivores, feeding on other insects, and arthropods and only the late summer and autumn, are more interested in gathering sweet food and other carbohydrates.
If about wasps can say that I am really a pest, the same we can say about bees that via huge that you are human by pollinating plants and wonderful products that we create for us (honey, propolis, wax etc.) are more like insects need to protect all our efforts. For this reason, bees are protected by law and it is our duty to provide a naturally healthier and safer to carry out incredible work and prosper.
So, if for bee swarms and hives they are not destroyed but are moved to other areas where wasps indicated that these swarms and nests are destroyed when you have identified their presence on your property, especially when close home, you are allergic to their stings or have small children.
Identification of a wasps nest
Wasp nests can be found in many places that you can not imagine – holes in walls, inside chimney unused in tree hollows, under and eaves of the house, hanging from trees, ceilings, etc. and the possibilities are many. Some species of wasps build their nest on the ground,
The right time to remove cluster/hornet’s nest
The year in which you want to destroy the hive or nest of wasps is very important because it largely depends on the success of your operation. To know exactly when is the best time to act is good to know how the social life of the wasps.
In early spring, wasp queen (who hibernated in winter) will choose a place for her nest and build a structure of small size that can accommodate the first generation of wasps worker who will work tirelessly to expand the nest and protect it their queen. The colony of wasps will continue to grow throughout the summer until late August when the count reaches its peak in 2000 members. Moreover, late summer will be born next generation seedlings wasps consists of male and queens for next year so that the colony is very protective over this period and becomes more aggressive than usual against those who threaten their nest.
In any case, nest destruction is not recommended at this time. The best time to destroy a wasp nest is early spring, when the colony is smaller and wasps are less aggressive and if you manage to kill the queen, will not have to worry about on the formation of a new an.În nest in that case you have not found hornets nest until late summer, nest destruction will not be necessary because low winter temperatures will kill the colony of wasps naturally and so will only need to remove it.
Also, the most suitable time to destroy wasps’ nest is at night because wasps are least active when will react more slowly and be less aggressive. Avoid using a flashlight as light released by it will attract wasps toward you. More suitable is the use of a lamp with the light-colored, preferably red, orange or yellow.
Natural methods on how to get rid of wasps
If you want to avoid pesticides, for various reasons, we recommend using other methods quite effective, it requires a little more time and patience on your part.
Solution of water and dishwashing liquid/soap
Mix about half a cup of dishwashing liquid/soap with one liter of hot water until obtaining a solution of the detergent composition. The solution thus obtained must be applied in a continuous jet at the entrance to the nest and wasps their wet wings will not be able to fly and be drowned. Although this method is very effective it requires many repetitions it takes each wasp to come into direct contact with water she dies.
The vacuum solution for the control of wasps
Another natural way to destroy a wasp nest with a vacuum cleaner is provided with a tube long enough to reach the nest. Fill a quarter of the vacuum tank with a soap and water solution that provides death wasps once they are inside the vacuum cleaner. Attach the suction tube into the nest, turn on the vacuum cleaner and let it run as long as you see activity within the nest. When you manage to suck all wasps, turn off the vacuum cleaner tube and seal the end of a piece of cloth. After several hours, when no notice agitation tank cleaner, empty its contents into a plastic bag, tie it well and discard it.
This method may take several hours and can be quite noisy, so that’s a good idea to alert your neighbors before implementing it.
The smoke, another method on how to get rid of wasps
Another method to remove a wasp nest is to use a smoke. Light your fire directly under the nest wasps. Its smoke will rise, will enter the nest, will choke the wasps and will force them to leave the nest. Let the smoke to rise a few hours until you are sure that it was empty, then a long stick him down, split it and apply a solution of soapy water where there are wasps stay alive. but this method is only suitable for hanging nests or tree branches or other places at height. This method is not suitable for nests located indoors or close to your house, lest the flames accidentally trigger a fire.
Image Credits: Bee (Hornet and Wasps)