In more or less large cities, apartment residents have to fight with wasps quite rarely. Although if we consider the statistics of departures of the disinsection services, even here the homeowners sometimes have to think about how to get rid of wasps on the balcony or loggia, where insects build their nests.
If we talk about summer cottages and private houses, then problems with wasps are much more common here, even though these insects, in general, bring some benefit, in large quantities destroying small pests of the vegetable garden.
Anyway, there are certain situations, one can even say - the rules when it is necessary to get rid of wasps. So, you definitely need to get rid of wasps in the house in cases where they settle in the attic, balcony, under the slope of the roof, near the outbuildings of the summer cottage,that is, in all cases when insects make their nest in close proximity to the person and the ways in which he can move around the site.
To someone a hornet's nest, hanging, say, under the roof of a barn, may seem quite harmless. Well, if you think about it, it hangs on itself and hangs; if you don’t touch it, then there will be no problems.
But you need to take into account the fact that you can never be sure in advance exactly how the wasps will react to a person who is just a few meters away from the nest. Sometimes they begin to actively defend their homes, attacking the whole swarm. Now imagine that a small child decided to walk along the path not far from the nest, and even without the supervision of parents ...
Remember: wherever a hornet's nest is present, a person is in danger of being bitten for no apparent reason. And at best, it will be a single insect bite.
In rare cases, the home of the wasps can not be touched - for example, if the area of the site is so large that its owner does not intersect with the winged neighbors.
To reliably get rid of wasps, it is necessary first to find out the reason for their appearance: whether they fly into a house or a plot just in search of food, or have already built their nest here.To do this, fortunately, is not so difficult: the main sign that the wasps really staged a nest on a plot or in a house is their consistently large number for no apparent reason (no grapes, fallen apples or pears, raspberries).
It is important to understand that it is possible to kill several wasps that are actively flying near the house, of course, with the usual fly swatter, but this is unlikely to save the situation, as there may be hundreds in the nest (or nests). Therefore, in such cases, the only reliable way to get rid of wasps is to destroy all their nests in the country house.
However, to get rid of wasps, their nest must also be able to find ...
Rules for finding a wasp nest in the house or on the plot
For the construction of their nests, wasps choose, firstly, hard-to-reach places, and secondly, they are rather closed from prying eyes. In nature, these requirements are usually met by hollows, spaces under the branches of trees (in the thick foliage), and sometimes even holes in the ground (“earthen wasps"). In the absence of such places, insects sometimes fix their houses right on the open branches of trees, or simply build them in the grass.
As for the neighborhood with people, our summer houses are just ideal places for arranging wasp nests. For example, in summer cottages, these insects usually choose:
- rarely used utility or utility rooms, such as barns, toilets, attics (here nests are located right under the ceiling, and getting rid of them is not difficult);
- niche under slate;
- places where the building's lining moves away from the walls;
- balconies, loggias;
- heaps of unused junk;
- dense thickets of shrubs or hedge.
Of course, it is difficult to check all objects suitable for the nest arrangement even in a small area. That is why gardeners have long been invented a simple, but therefore no less effective way of tracking wasps.
The essence of this method lies in the fact that in any open place (for example, on the veranda) a piece of fish or meat is placed on which insects will willingly fly. Further, the owner of the site requires only attention and observation: most of the wasps will ply between the nest and treat, and thus help the person to determine where their house is.
“My grandfather taught me to calculate the nests of wild wasps near the apiary. He himself found the hornets. You put on thick leather construction gloves, catch one such hornet and attach a red ribbon to its calf.You let go and see where it flies. For 10-20 minutes, he will definitely lead you to the nest. So we managed to find even nests two kilometers from the apiary in the wild forest. ”
Andrey Ivanov, Kostroma
Directly in the house or on the balcony to find the nest is much easier. Here, usually immediately, without long-term observations, one can see where the wasps fly most often: in most cases they prefer to place their homes in the spaces between the walls and cladding (always with direct access to the street), in drainpipes and behind air conditioners.
On a note
It is not always possible to get directly to the nest itself - for example, if it is located somewhere inside the wall of a house. Sometimes it can be seen only the entrance to the space, somewhere in the depth of which the dwelling of insects is located. However, in order to get rid of wasps, the detected input is quite enough.
Wasps in apartment buildings and on balconies: rules of breeding
Wasp nests in the dacha plots, in multi-unit and private houses are destroyed by the same methods. However, there are a number of nuances that you definitely need to know before the elimination of wasps:
- It is unacceptable to use fire to burn a nest when it is placed on a tree or in a wooden building (no matter where the insects live, it will burn strongly, and the fire can easily spread to combustible materials);
- the “operation” must be carefully prepared in advance and appropriately dressed (this will be discussed below), because if something goes wrong, the wasps can seriously bite their abuser;
- it is possible to start self-disposal of wasps only after the neighbors in the closest premises are notified of this - it is necessary that during the time of all the procedures they close their windows and do not go outside.
The whole further process is a matter of technique. It is only necessary to choose the most appropriate and safe method and implement it correctly, which we will talk about later.
We burn out the nest of wasps
It is possible to get rid of the wasp nest in the country by burning it - this is a very quick and effective method, which, however, is not always possible to implement.
Their house wasps are built from chewed bark of trees. The structure of this material resembles cardboard, and therefore takes a few seconds for its complete combustion.All that is needed to get rid of the hive wastes in this way is to throw gasoline over it and set it on fire.
However, despite the fact that this method seems very simple at first glance, there are serious limitations with regard to its applicability. For example, the use of fire is strictly prohibited if the nest is hanging on a wooden ceiling or is under a combustible skin - in these cases the probability of a fire is too high.
The extermination of wasps in the country by burning out their nest is safe only when the dwelling of insects is located in the ground or on a stone wall. Sometimes this method is also used in large warehouses and industrial plants, where there are no flammable objects within a radius of several meters from the nest.
Speaking about this and any other contact method of getting rid of wasps, one can not say about the precautionary measures. In no case should not approach the wasps without remedies (see a little below).
We destroy os by insecticides
A universal way of dealing with wasps is the use of insecticidal drugs. With their help, you can get rid of wasps in the apartment, house and in any other place.
So, in order to get rid of wasps with insecticides, it is necessary to “go through” several stages. First, you need to purchase a powerful drug in a specialized store (you can also on the Internet). For this purpose, perfect tools such as:
- Lambda Zone;
and some others. All these preparations are produced in water-soluble form, and to prepare the working solution, it is enough to dilute them according to the instructions.
Next, you should prepare a tight plastic bag of such a size that it fits into the entire nest, and then pour at least 200 grams of a prepared solution of the purchased preparation into it.
Finally, in the third stage of wasp disposal, the insecticide bag is draped on the nest in such a way that the flow of insects is blocked. If the dwelling of the wasp is hanging under the roof of the house, then the neck of the package should be glued to it with scotch tape, and if it is located on a tree, the neck is simply pulled over the nest and then wrapped with adhesive tape or rope.
The insecticide package can only be removed after 2-3 days - this time should be enough for all wasps to die.However, for fidelity and personal safety, you should knock the nest through it before directly removing the package: if you don’t hear the buzzing response, it means the wasps are dead.
On a note
If the wasps set up their home in the ground, a hollow tree, behind a house covering or in a drainpipe, you should try to pour the prepared preparation into their shelter so that it falls on the nest itself. It is imperative to block the exit from the nest (for example, with a cloth soaked in an insecticide solution) so that insects cannot get out of the trap.
Drown nest in water
With this simple method, you can get rid of wasps in the event that their nest is located in the ground, or hangs under a canopy or under the roof of a house, for example, in the attic.
In the first case, so much water is quickly poured into the “hole” in which the wasp dwelling is located so that it begins to flow out (it is best to use a garden hose for this). You should not use a limited container with water, for example, a pot or a bucket, in this case, because the hole may be very deep and there may not be enough water to fill it. After pouring water out of the nest should immediately be covered with stone.
However, sometimes this method does not work: water is gradually absorbed into the soil, and insects break through a new way out of the ground.
The implementation of the second variant of the destruction of the nest, when it is under the roof of the house, is more complex and requires special training. The essence of the method is that the nest is completely immersed in a bucket filled with water, the edges of which are pressed tightly against the ceiling.
Bottom of the bucket should be propped up by any object: a suitable step-ladder or, for example, a board. The duration of keeping insects under water is at least one day.
The difficulty here is as follows:
- the whole structure can be very unstable and fall apart, which is why all the work will be ashes;
- the surface to which the insects' dwelling is attached is not always so even that a bucket of water can be pressed tightly against it, and if there is a gap, the angry wasps will find a way out of the trap.
We poison wasps baited
The use of poisoned baits gives very good results, and allows, though not very quickly, but reliably get rid of wasps on the territory of the summer cottage or, for example, in the attic of the house, on the balcony - everywhere,where may be their nest. This method is probably the safest for humans and quite simple to implement.
The first step is to prepare the bait. For wasps and hornets, beer with sugar or sour jam is ideal, in which a few grams of any of the following insecticidal drugs are added: Get, Lambda Zone or Delta Zone (at worst, you can do with boric acid, but the efficiency in this case will be lower). After thorough mixing, the poison bait is poured into a saucer or any other container and placed in a prominent place on the site.
An important point in the implementation of this method of disposal of wasps is that the container with the bait must be placed in places inaccessible to pets and children. The easiest way is to hang it, for example, on a branch of a tree: households will remain intact, but all wasps that will fly to the bait from the whole plot will die within a few hours. If the nest is located in the attic, then it is enough to place the container with the bait nearby - and soon there will be a “carpet” of dead insects under the nest.
You can not use honey as a bait: bees can also fly to it. The beer (or sour jam) will only attract wasps and hornets.
The poison bait needs to be updated every few days until the wasps on the site disappear altogether.
Traps from wasps and hornets
The trap for wasps and hornets is, in fact, the same bait (not necessarily poisoned) placed in a special container from which the flown insects can no longer get back. Such a device can be bought in stores for gardeners, or you can do it yourself - the effectiveness of the trap will be high anyway.
Making a trap for wasps alone is not at all difficult; it is only necessary to know the technology. To create it, you need an ordinary plastic bottle, in which the cap is twisted and the upper third is cut off. The bait is poured into the lower part of the bottle, after which the upper half is turned over and inserted into the lower neck with the neck down.
In order to get rid of wasps with the help of a trap, it should be hung on a tree or a wall of a house (an insecticide or boric acid can be added to the inside bait, although this is not necessary).The wasps that have crawled down the bottle, oddly enough, due to the simplest instincts, can no longer find a way out. Therefore, every few days it will be necessary to shake out a large number of dead or still live wasps and, as necessary, replace the bait (if there is an insecticide in the bait, it is much easier to shake out insects - they will all be dead).
Call special service
The least laborious way to get rid of the wasps nest on the balcony of a city apartment or at the dacha is to call a pest control service. In this case, the owners of the house will not have any worries: all the work will be done by professionals who have the necessary protective clothing and special means.
Services for the destruction of wasps and hornets nests cost an average of 1,500 rubles for apartments and 2,500 rubles for summer cottages. As a rule, after the execution of works, the disinfecting agents guarantee that insects will not reappear in the house or garden for at least six months - that is, before the start of the next warm season.
Get rid of wild wasps will help the same companies that provide appropriate services for the destruction of synanthropic insects, as well as rats and moles.In some cases - if there are no such companies in the locality - SES or firefighters can do this work. However, if you call representatives of the SES or the fire brigade, you should not count on a quick and 100% departure: assistance in the destruction of the wasps is not part of their direct responsibilities, so they provide such services only if you can agree.
“My neighbor and I had problems with these wasps. We have raspberries on two sides of the common fence - there they were infested. Until the raspberries reached us, we didn’t worry about anything, and when it came time to gather, it was already impossible to approach the raspberries. The neighbor was stung once, me too, then we decided to take action. His brother works in the fire service. We called, explained the situation, the car arrived two hours later. The guys in their costumes with jokes, jokes, climbed into the raspberries, just took the nest, stuffed it in a plastic bag, tied it and took it away. All this business cost 1000 rubles and a “bubble” to a brother ”.
Personal precautions when getting rid of wasps
In conclusion, as promised above, we will address the issue of individual protection in the fight against wasps in cases where it was decided to destroy the nest.This topic is really very important, because health is at stake, and in some cases, human life.
So, To get rid of wild wasps in the country or in the house and not to suffer from their bites, you must follow certain safety rules:
- All work must be carried out in tight clothes with long sleeves, a beekeeper's mask and thick gloves.
- The nest should be destroyed only at night, when all members of the aspen family are inside and are inactive.
- During the procedure, in no case can you kill single wasps that took off, even if they bite you - when killed, the insect emits special substances that excite congeners and can provoke an attack of the entire swarm.
- In case of failure and mass flight of wasps from the nest, it is necessary to retreat without sudden movements, wait a few hours and only then proceed to repeat the procedure.
There are cases when it is required to drive off wasps from a site or from a house only for a while. For example, if they were attracted by the smell of fish when cooking, or fly around the table with fruit and sweets. In such situations, all the above ways of getting rid of wasps, of course,they do not make sense - it will be enough to turn on powerful scarer-fumigators, light permethrin-based checkers or special insect coils.
Often, in order to get the wasps out of the house, people just brush them off with a newspaper or towel. However, this is not worth doing - with a high degree of probability these manipulations will only make the insects angry, and they will not at all lead to the desired deliverance from them.
Finally, we note an important point: the lime wasps on the site can be quickly, but if insects do not bother you constantly and do not pose a direct threat, then it is better not to touch them at all. There is no sense without a good reason to exterminate these helpers in the fight against agricultural pests.
Thus, if the wasps did not arrange a nest on the plot, but only occasionally they are looking for food here, they should learn to coexist peacefully, because they will not do much harm in this case. If the close proximity with the wasps is really fraught with some kind of threat, then now you are sufficiently prepared to be able to quickly eliminate it.
Interesting video: making effective traps for wasps from improvised means
And here is another interesting way to make traps for wasps and a good example of their work.