Think Twice Before DIY Wasp Removal

October 29th, 2015


Southwest Florida is no stranger to wasps and wasp nests. Wasps are known to create their nests on the corners of buildings where they can find shelter. If you take a walk around any structure, chances are, you’re bound to find a wasp nest or multiple wasp nests. Many people are scared of wasps and rightfully so; their stings are painful and can be deadly to someone who is allergic.

If you’re struggling with a wasp infestation at your home, your apartment complex, or office building, we strongly urge you to contact a Fort Myers pest control company that handles wasp removal. A do-it-yourself option with Raid and a broomstick might seem convenient, however, you may be doing more harm than good.

As a professional pest control company in Fort Myers, we’d like to share with you some of the risks of DIY wasp removal.

Wasps are Aggressive in Nature

One of the scariest things about wasps is that they are known for their aggressiveness. For the most part, a wasp will not bother you if it does not feel threatened. However, if it has made its nest near an entryway to your home, it could mistake your closeness for an attack. Wasps react aggressively to potential intruders and will sting any person or animal that gets close enough. Without the proper knowledge or gear, you’re putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.

Proper Removal & Prevention

A DIY approach to wasp removal may work in the short-term, however, once you’ve gotten rid of the wasps and nests, there is no guarantee that they won’t come back. For example, we’ve heard stories about a local resident that took the DIY route to remove wasps from her apartment entryway, only to have them return a few weeks later. If you work with a professional pest control company, you can remove the current wasps and their nests as well as deter their return.

Wasp Health Hazards

It’s common knowledge that stings from a wasp are painful. However, did you know that stings from multiple wasps can be fatal if not treated immediately? Treatment for one wasp sting is easily handled, however, if you attempt DIY wasp removal and are attacked by a colony of wasps, you’re putting yourself (and those around you) in very real danger.

Your Best Option: Professional Wasp Removal

Again, we highly recommend staying away from DIY wasp removal. While it may seem easy, convenient, and inexpensive, you may end up paying for it in the long-run.

Alford Wildlife & Pest Management in Fort Myers is a local pest control company that has years of experience in the wildlife removal and pest control industries. Additionally, we have Certified Pest Control Operator on staff and can handle residential pest infestations. We’ll work with you to eradicate the current pests as well as help to prevent them from returning.

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