Remove wasp nest

The constant presence of wasps at the home coffee table on the balcony, terrace, or garden is annoying and accompanied by real fear – especially for children and pets.

Rightly so: a wasp sting in the mouth or throat can be just as life-threatening as stings in allergy sufferers, who even have to reckon with shock reactions due to hypersensitisation. It is more understandable that most people think about fighting wasps – mainly when the cause of the problem, the wasp’s nest, has been located in or on the house. Often there is then a desire to have a wasp’s nest removed and disposed of. However, removal is only permitted in exceptional cases, i.e. if there is a reasonable reason and should only be carried out by experts, as unauthorised removal is generally not allowed. An improper procedure is associated with considerable health risks.

Valid reasons to have a wasp’s nest removed can be:

  • Children who can be stung
  • Knowledge of allergies to wasp stings
  • Aggressiveness of wasps
  • Wasps in the area of ​​construction activities where there is a risk of falling
  • Contamination of food

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Remove the wasp’s nest yourself?

Some hosts like to take matters into their own hands. Often out of overzealousness or the motivation to save costs, the plan is quickly made to remove the wasp’s nest yourself. However, as pest experts, we urgently advise against removing wasp nests yourself instead of relying on professional help from the outset.

Wasps are living things that attack as soon as they feel threatened or their habitat. Attempts to disrupt wasps’ nesting sites often result in financial and physical damage. Wasp stings can even pose a life-threatening threat to people with allergies or small children. Call in a professional to remove the wasp’s nest so that you avoid accidents (as has recently been read more frequently).

How NOT to remove wasp nests

Light wasp nests

Lighting a wasp’s nest is not only a dangerous measure but also one that is unsuitable for successfully eliminating wasps.

Wasp nests consist of a thin paper-like substance, more precisely chewed, saliva-lined wood fibres. Wasp nests burn very easily, and igniting a wasp nest can quickly and uncontrollably turn into an overarching fire.

Flaming a wasp’s nest is neither an animal-friendly treatment method nor efficient, as it does not eliminate the wasp problem. It does not kill the wasps but only leads to a highly aggressive counter-reaction from the wasps. These are then threatened in their habitat and looking for shelter and food. It cannot be ruled out that people in the vicinity of the nest will have to reckon with stinging wasps.

Remove wasp nests with water / high-pressure jet.

The use of water is entirely unsuitable for removing wasp nests.

  1. The water attack will not kill the wasps. On the contrary: an aggressive backlash from the swarm of wasps can be expected. The risk of being stung (multiple times) is high.
  2. Depending on the location of the wasp nest, the use of water can lead to further damage. If the wasp’s nest is in the attic, for example, the amount of water can damage the plaster, seals and insulation materials or cause wooden beams to swell.

Smash wasp nests

The very daring tried to solve the wasp’s nest without further ado with a baseball bat, an iron rod or a similar tool. Due to the proximity to the swarm of wasps, however, there is a risk of being stung several times. If wasps feel threatened, a sting can occur even before the actual strike.

How To Remove Wasp Nests Properly!

Trust our experience when we say: Let a professional pest expert remove the wasp’s nest. Even if it looks like a harmless task, a professionally trained pest controller removes wasp nests quickly, routinely and safely, in an animal-friendly manner and without damaging the structural conditions. And the best thing is: you are not exposed to any danger.

Professional wasp nest removal

  • Safety equipment: A pest controller has access to unique personal protective equipment. It protects it from wasp stings and enables the wasp nest to be removed safely.
  • Professional control: Pest controllers are trained to successfully remove the nest even in hard-to-reach places (such as narrow attics).
  • Expert knowledge: The trained pest expert knows wasps, their behaviour and the best treatment methods in detail.

Have you found a wasp’s nest in your company, house or garden and do you need help? Get advice now, free of charge and without obligation!


Wasp nest: the most common places

Wasps are not particularly picky about a suitable place for their wasp nest; the main thing is that the wasp nest is largely protected from the weather and predators. Preferably, locations are chosen that are dry and comparatively dark, for example, holes in the brickwork or cavities in garages, garden houses, attics or roller shutter boxes. Depending on where the wasp nest is, safe removal is sometimes tricky and only possible with special equipment.

Wasp’s nest in the roller shutter box

From the point of view of the wasps, the roller shutter box is an ideal place to build a nest. Especially when the roller shutter is only used rarely or not, the roller shutter box offers a well-protected, weather-proof area. The danger: the wasps’ nest in the roller shutter box can increasingly penetrate the interior of the building and become a real threat. The first signs are often the humming of the wasps that can be heard in the corresponding room. Necessary: Ask an expert as soon as possible and contact the wasp emergency service of  AAA Termites and Pest Control pest experts on tel. +330 723-2515 as quickly as possible to remove the wasp’s nest.

Wasp nest in the roof and the attic

The attic is probably one of the most popular places wasps use to build a wasp nest. The roof offers perfect protection against bad weather and predators such as birds. Usually, the roof gable is preferred for building nests. As the attic is rarely entered, it is not uncommon to find an abandoned wasp’s nest that can be safely removed.

If, on the other hand, it is necessary in exceptional cases to remove an active wasp’s nest and have it removed, please let us know how many floors the house has and whether there is a fixed ladder or a staircase to the attic. Again, use our wasp nest service for this.

Wasp nest on the gutter

It is not uncommon for a wasp’s nest to be built directly on a gutter and thus pose a danger to you through nearby windows. If so, please tell our pest experts how high the nest is or how many floors the house has and how far the wasp’s nest is from the gutter. This information is essential for assessing whether our experts can remove and dispose of the wasp’s nest without additional tools. Use our wasp nest service, which you can book online here.

Wasp nest on the balcony or terrace

If there is a wasp’s nest near a balcony or terrace, safe use is practically no longer possible. It is widespread for wasps to enter the home near windows and doors. In this case, the wasp’s nest can be removed. Ask our wasp experts promptly and call them on Tel. +330 723-2515 or use the option to book our wasp nest service online.

Regardless of whether it is a single wasp nest or several wasp nests lying next to each other: AAA Termites and Pest Control specialise in safely removing and eliminating wasp nests, irrespective of whether the wasp nest is in or on the house, in the roller shutter box, under the roof in the attic or on the balcony or in the garden.

If the wasp’s nest is more than 3 meters above the ground or in an attic that is not easily accessible via a ladder or stairs, or if there are obstacles blocking access to the wasp’s nest, please call us free of charge at +330 723-2515. We need further information from you to have the wasp’s nest removed and disposed of in these cases. In all other cases, please use our wasp nest service.