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When people hear the name wasp, the first thing that comes to mind is a giant flying ant. Wasp is a term used to refer to the insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita, which is neither an ant or a bee. The most common type of wasp is the hornet and yellow jacket.

Truth be told wasp are priceless natural pest control agent though they are also pests. Their persistence is also a nuisance and also the fact that they might attack as a response to a particular chemical given off by another member of the hive. Next time you want to kill one wasp, remember that it has back up ready to attack Most people would make it a duty to get rid of them because of their ability to cause harm(sting) once they have decided to take residence in their home because they are very territorial insects. They are also eusocial insects just like ants, bees and termite.

There are many ways to handle wasp infestation. And there are ways not to. One method you should never consider is to whack it to death because you will definitely have many back-up wasps chasing after you.

Dealing with wasps in your home or garden is dangerous, it is firmly advisable to  leave it to the professionals

Nonetheless, if you would rather perform this task by yourself; you should before anything else do an allergy test to find out if you are allergic to a wasp sting.

If you are allergic to the sting and you get stung, it would be lethal to you. And I will strongly suggest you tell someone else to help you.

You should ensure you wear protective clothing, boots, face mask, gloves and any other you deem worthy.

How To Get Rid Of Wasp

DROWN IT: This method is straightforward; all you need to do is pour water into their hive. It is advisable to cover the entire colony with a cloth before you start applying water. Only if it is safe to do it. However, if it is built at a place where you cannot stealthily cover without incurring their wrath, I will advise you to turn it over to a professional You should consider doing this at early hours of the morning. This method has a very high chance of you getting stung. That’s why you must wear protective clothing.

SMOKE THEM OUT: This method is also very straight forward. Just light a fire underneath the hive. Do ensure you wear protective clothing. This technique works best on a high nest which are hanging in tree branches.

APPLYING SOAP WATER ON THEM: It has been scientifically proven that soap water kills them nearly instantly by stopping their breathing.

Above all, this prevention is far better than wasp extermination. Below are some things that will keep wasp away from your home. Wasp decoys: because wasps are very territorial creatures building a decoy nest will drive other wasps from starting a colony within a hundred yards. Also, plants like spearmint, thyme, and citronella act as preventive measures against wasps.