Table of contents:
- Effective ways to destroy wasp nests in the country
- Why is a hornet's nest dangerous?
- Ways to self-destroy a wasp nest
- How to prevent the appearance of a wasp nest in the country
Effective ways to destroy wasp nests in the country
Wasps are aggressive insects that can sting humans for no apparent reason. Their poison can cause serious allergic reactions. In addition, they love to feast on sweet fruits and berries growing in their summer cottage. Therefore, if you find a hornet's nest in your country house, then it must be destroyed.
1 Why is a hornets nest dangerous?
1.1 Locations of hornets' nests
2 Methods for self-destruction of a wasp nest
- 2.1 With the help of smoke
- 2.2 Boiling water
- 2.3 Using a washing vacuum cleaner
- 2.4 Boric acid
2.5 Poisoned Bait
2.5.1 Photo Gallery: Wasp Insecticides
2.6 Aerosols for the destruction of wasps
2.6.1 Photo gallery: effective insecticidal aerosols
- 2.7 Fire Against Earthen Nests
- 3 How to prevent the appearance of a wasp nest in the country
Why is a hornet's nest dangerous?
One medium-sized nest (20–30 cm in diameter) can be home to about two or three thousand individuals. The initiator of its construction is the uterus, and the worker wasps build it. Insects perceive the space around the nest as their territory, protecting it from the encroachments of strangers.
Wasps are known for their causeless aggression, and their bites are painful and can cause anaphylactic shock, in addition, these insects are carriers of intestinal infections
The main danger of finding a wasp nest on a site is that at the moment of an attack, the wasp secretes an enzyme that calls on its fellows to help it. A person attacked by one wasp may face an attack from an entire swarm, which increases the risk of damage to health.
Wasps love sweet berries and fruits, the inhabitants of one medium-sized nest can cause significant damage to the crop
Wasp nest locations
Most often, wasps build nests:
- in attics;
- under the roofs of outbuildings;
- under the balconies of the second floors;
- under the canopies;
- in large cracks in the cladding of buildings;
- in the bushes;
- in the ground;
- in the hollows of trees;
- in piles of rubbish.
Most of all, wasps like to arrange their nests on a wooden surface, since wood serves as a material for the construction of their home.
Ways to self-destroy a wasp nest
Before destroying a hornet's nest, you need to protect yourself from the consequences of a possible insect attack. For this, clothes made of thick fabric, closed shoes and gloves are suitable. The face must be protected with a mosquito net.
Such a mosquito net will reliably protect the head from the attack of a wasp swarm, it is inexpensive (about 150-200 rubles) and is sold in stores offering goods for fishermen and hunters
With the help of smoke
If the wasp nest is on a tree branch, then you can smoke the insects out with smoke. This method is safe for humans, since it does not require direct interaction with wasps.
Wasps do not like smoke very much and will try to leave the smoke zone as soon as possible
Under the tree, you need to build a fire from raw firewood and branches so that the smoke gets directly onto the hornet's nest. Soon the insects will leave their dwelling and it can be separated from the branch and burned together with the remaining larvae and pupae. However, this method will not get rid of striped predators forever, the wasps will return and begin to build a new nest.
One of the popular methods for killing wasps is with boiling water. They are poured into a nest located vertically, and then wait until all the insects in the nest die.
To destroy the inhabitants of one nest, you will need at least three or four liters of boiling water
This method is effective, but rather dangerous. In the event that not all insects die, the remaining wasps can launch a massive attack on everyone who is nearby. So be sure to remove all household members and animals from the affected area before the procedure. This method, despite its simplicity, is difficult to implement, because the nests are often located so that pouring boiling water from above will not work.
Using a washing vacuum cleaner
This method of getting rid of wasps is original, but its effectiveness is questionable. You will need a washing vacuum cleaner with a high suction power (from 350 W).
The advantage of the wasp killing method using a washing vacuum cleaner is that it does not require insecticides.
Pour soapy water into the water tank and place the pipe without a brush in the middle of the nest. Having turned on the vacuum cleaner, you need to capture all the insects flying out of your home. At the end of the event, you must tightly close the outlet of the pipe and wait two or three hours. Then it remains to throw out the water with dead insects.
The problem may arise as follows: during the procedure, part of the nest itself can clog the pipe, and in this case the angry wasps will scatter.
Killing wasps with boric acid is a cheap and safe method for humans. But this will take at least 7-10 days.
Boric acid powder is odorless; being a drug, it is safe for humans
Two bags of boric acid (10 g each) must be diluted in sweet water (0.5 l). Pour the bait into a flat bowl with wide edges and set near the nest.
An even more effective way to kill insects is to treat them to a melon, the slices of which are soaked in an insecticide solution.
Wasps love ripe melon flesh, they will definitely bring such a delicacy to their uterus
Inta-Vir, Sherpa, Get are well suited as a poison. They must be dissolved in liquid (the proportions are indicated in the instructions), and then the melon slices must be kept in the resulting solution for 24 hours. Then the treat should be left in the immediate vicinity of the nest. The process of destroying its inhabitants will take 2-3 days. An empty nest must be burned.
Photo gallery: insecticides against wasps
As part of Get against wasps, chlorpyrifos is enclosed in polymer microcapsules in an aquatic environment, which makes it easier to work with the insecticide
Insecticide "Intavir" destroys insects, damaging their nervous system
The Sherpa preparation contains a natural insecticide cypermethrin, which is isolated from the flowers of perennial plants belonging to the Aster family.
Spray formulations have proven themselves well. Among them are Dichlorvos, Mosquitol Aerosol from Wasp's Nests and Dr. Klaus. In this way, you can get rid of the wasp nest in a day.
The bag for placing the wasp nest in it must be tight and without holes
Insecticidal aerosol should be sprayed onto the wasp nest from a distance of 20–30 cm. Then put a plastic bag on the insect dwelling and tie it tightly. After a day, separate the nest from the base and burn it without removing it from the package.
The 3M respirator serves to protect the respiratory system from various types of aerosols in the air
Photo gallery: effective insecticidal aerosols
An important advantage of Dichlorvos against wasps is its availability: aerosols are sold in every hardware store at a price of about 100 rubles
Dr. Klaus contains poisons cypermethrin and tetramethrin, which penetrate the chitinous shell of the wasp and disrupt the conduction of nerve impulses
Mosquitall aerosol from wasp nests acts for several minutes, as the active ingredients penetrate the insect's body by contact, through the respiratory system
Fire against earthen nests
Wasps can arrange their home not only on a tree or under the roof of a building, but also in the ground. Such nests can be destroyed with combustible materials. This method is effective, but rather dangerous and is suitable only if there are no wooden buildings and flammable objects in the summer cottage in the immediate vicinity of the wasp dwelling.
Wasps often occupy rodent burrows or look for abandoned anthills suitable for life.
The nest is generously poured with gasoline or kerosene (at least 1 liter) and carefully set on fire. After about half an hour, the fire can be extinguished with sand, clods of earth, or foam fire extinguisher.
How to prevent the appearance of a wasp nest in the country
For this you need:
- regularly ventilate all buildings on the site and spray walls and ceilings with a detergent solution;
- do not allow trash and debris to accumulate in outbuildings and in attics;
- to seal the gaps between the boards and in the sheathing;
- constantly inspect places attractive to wasps;
- tightly close the organic waste bins located at the summer cottage;
- pick fruits and berries in time, preventing them from rotting.
In the spring of this year, we found a large hornet's nest in our summer cottage. Insects settled in a barn, under the very roof. At first, we ignored the appearance of one more tenants, but at the beginning of summer this neighborhood became very stressful. First, it is impossible to work normally on the site. Wasps fly incessantly, buzz, crawl over plants. Secondly, any food deserves their close attention. There is no way to quietly have breakfast on the open veranda or serene coffee for an afternoon snack. Thirdly, striped parasites shamelessly eat the first berries that are not meant for them at all. Helped to get rid of annoying insects "Dichlorvos against wasps". They worked the nest once, then detached it from the wall and burned it in a large tank.
A set of preventive measures will prevent the appearance of a wasp nest in the summer cottage. But if, nevertheless, unpleasant neighbors settle in your country house, then you should get rid of them using proven methods and in compliance with safety rules. Otherwise, there is a great risk of getting multiple injuries caused by angry wasps.