The Dangers of Leaving a Wasp Infestation Untreated

The Dangers of Leaving a Wasp Infestation Untreated

Call wasp pest control services when you notice increased activity around your home or see a nest on your property. Leaving a wasp infestation untreated can cause property damage and injury.

Wasps are aggressive and defensive. A person or pet that gets too close to a nest is likely seen as a threat, provoking the wasps to attack. Unlike bees, wasps can sting multiple times because they do not lose their stinger; therefore, they do not have the same reservations as bees.

Wasp nests can cause damage to your property, especially if the insects are paper wasps. A nest can absorb water from the surrounding wood, causing wood damage. Still, the real threat of wasps is their aggressive behaviour. That said, wasp infestations bring trouble to your property in multiple ways.

Problems With Leaving Wasp Nests Alone

Many property owners ignore wasp nests because they assume it is for the best. After all, if they leave the wasps alone, they should reciprocate, right? If only it were that simple. Wasps are territorial and rarely live in peace with other species. They will defend their homes to death, literally.

Ignoring the problem is not an option. The insects will not ignore you, especially if you frequently pass by their nest. Trying to pretend like a nest doesn’t exist only increases the likelihood of three problems.

1. Higher Risk of Being Stung

The most significant threat to a homeowner or property owner from leaving a wasp nest or infestation is an increased risk of being stung. Because wasps are more aggressive and do not lose their stinger, they are more than happy to sting a person multiple times.

A wasp sting contains a small amount of injected venom that can cause an allergic reaction, making the sting painful and life-threatening. While the venom will run out, most wasp attacks involve multiple nest members, increasing the danger.

The best way to avoid getting stung by wasps is to keep your distance from their nests. Also, hire a professional to safely remove the nest from your property, eliminating the threat altogether.

2. Infestation Can Grow

Wasp nests are not finite in size. While a nest may appear small and inconsequential initially, it will grow. An average wasp nest holds about 6,000 wasps, which is a lot. That said, if you leave the nest to grow and mature, it can house up to 10,000 or more wasps by peak summer.

It is best to deal with wasp nests early to prevent any issues or larger populations. If possible, treating your home before wasps build a nest is best, even treating it during nest construction.

3. Nests Won’t Go Away on Their Own

Most people want to avoid problems; it’s human nature. Unfortunately, some issues — most actually — do not go away on their own, meaning you must deal with them. Wasp nests do not disappear, especially if the insects find a safe place where they don’t experience any hassles.

Ignoring a nest will only make the problem bigger and more unsafe. To avoid stings and injuries, contact wasp removal services. Professionals can remove nests safely. Also, they can use chemicals and preventatives to ensure the nest and insects don’t return.

While you might not want to bother with a wasp nest, ignoring it only increases the odds that you, a family member, or a pet get stung. Contact Truly Nolen Canada to discuss your current problem and learn more about the company’s seasonal pest control services. Also, schedule an inspection, allowing the service to send a team of skilled technicians to access the nest and wasp activity.