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Wasps, a real terror for many people! But phobias aside, the truth is that even those who aren’t afraid of wasps would rather have them far away than close. The only real solution to controlling wasps is to actually hire a professional in disinfestation, but Truly Nolen leaves you with some tips on what to do if you are in the presence of this pest.

Keep wasps away

There is no shortage out there are homemade recipes that promise to permanently ward off wasps. From vinegar to bags of water, none of them works as a repellent.

The best thing to do when you’re in the presence of a hornet’s nest is to stay calm. The more nervous you get and the more quick gestures you make, the more likely you are to be attacked.

Check for wasps at the bottom of your yard’s shrubs, as shaking a branch or stepping on a plant with a nest will cause a swarm to form. Wasps sting as a defense.

Remove the nests

First, the nests should always be removed by a professional, but if you want to take a risk and try to remove one yourself, pay attention to the following:

It is not worth removing a nest at night thinking that the wasps will be sleeping and that it will be easier as they wake up if they feel threatened.

Don’t burn a hornet’s nest! Burning a suspended nest can set fire to other nearby structures and cause a serious fire.

Try to stay as calm as possible. Very abrupt and quick gestures will make the wasps feel threatened and may initiate an attack.

And most important of all, ask for professional help. Talk to Truly Nolen and ensure the complete elimination of wasps, without harm to you and those around you.

In case of attack

If the worst happens and you end up being attacked by wasps, know what you should and shouldn’t do:

There’s no point playing dead. Wasps will continue to sting repeatedly, regardless of whether you are still or not.

If you’re allergic to bee stings, that doesn’t mean you’re also allergic to wasps. Bee and wasp venom are very different, so stay calm and don’t panic unnecessarily.

Cover your face and neck, stings in this area are particularly painful.

Don’t risk being bitten. When in doubt, the best thing to do is call Truly Nolen. Our job is to understand what type of wasp you might have in your home and how best to eliminate it 100% and safely.

Learn more about wasps here.