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Never Do These Things To A Wasp Nest

Do you have a wasp nest in your garden? If so, it is definitely the type of scenario where you must be cautious. You see, most people think that removing wasps is simple and easy. The fact is though, that nothing could be further from the truth. What you have to understand is that wasps are extremely dangerous. You should not interfere with their nests under any circumstance. Some people also think this is a DIY project. Drawing on decades of experience, we have compiled a list of things you should never, ever attempt.

Actions to avoid if you have wasp nest

Don’t smoke them out

For some mysterious reason, people think that wasps can be killed by smoke. Wasps are not keen on smoke, but do not become incapacitated by it. “Smoking them out” is not going to work. Yes, they will possibly exit the nest, but when this happens the wasps will become aggressive and are quite likely to attack you.

Don’t burn the nest

A wasp nest is made of chewed up bits of wood. Despite this, these nests are not especially flammable. Setting fire to a nest will not cause it to combust, and doing so will not kill the wasps.

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Covering the nest in petrol and setting it alight is an option some people think is a good idea. This is extremely dangerous, so don’t do it. Fire spreads extremely quickly and can lead to disaster.

Don’t move the nest

Understand that wasps are attached to the area where they built the nest. Yes, you can attempt to move the nest, but this will not do much good in getting rid of them from your environment. The wasps will simply return to that location at a later stage.

Don’t block up the entrance

Wasps are some of nature’s greatest architects. One of the incredible facts about wasps is that if you block up the entrance to their nest, they will simply construct a new one.

Don’t hit it

Whacking a wasp nest with a stick or bat is one of the stupidest things you could do. So is knocking down a wasp nest. The problem occurs when the nest lands on the ground. At this point, the wasps will burst out of the nest and more than likely attack you.

Don’t try to remove it

Physically picking up the nest and removing it is also extremely irresponsible. You won’t get very far with the nest before the wasps begin defending their home i.e. stinging their assailant.

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The problem with all of these actions is that they only irritate the wasps. When this happens, they go after the source of irritation, which is you. Experts in London wasp control ave tricks up their sleeve to deal with a wasp nest effectively, with minimum risk. Your very best option is avoiding the wasps and waiting for professional help to arrive.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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