One of the most effective ways of getting rid of wasps will be treating the main reason for the whole problem, which is the nest. However, removing a nest can be very dangerous. 

Wasps living inside the nest may feel threatened and often they can become quite aggressive. This may also cause them to even sting you or others as they will try to defend their nest as well as their young ones.

If you want to eliminate wasps then you don’t need to remove their nest first, but you must treat it and also the wasps around it. If you want to reduce any risk of stings either to you or your family, then you should arrange for a professional such as Owl Pest Control Dublin for the treatment of the nest.

By using any effective solution you will be able to eliminate the wasps and also keep you totally safe from any kind of threat of stings.

What do all wasp nests will look like?

What do all wasp nests will look like

Usually, wasps are about 1 to 2 cm long and have a bright black and yellow banding. After each year, new nests will be formed by the queen wasps that must have hibernated during the winter.

Based on the weather, you will be able to notice any wasp nests particularly during the late spring/early summer. Usually, the nest is constructed from any chewed dried and bark timber that is mixed with saliva. It is generally a light grey/beige color having a papery appearance. 

Typically, wasp nests can always be found in the roof spaces, cavity walls, airbricks, trees, garden sheds, and even in the rockeries and flowerbeds in case it is left undisturbed. The nest will die in autumn and will never be reused in the following year.

Often these wasp nests cannot be seen too but the wasp activity will be quite obvious near the nest’s entrance. 

What can you do with any wasp nest?

If you leave their nest totally undisturbed, then a nest can grow to the approximate size of 3000 to 5000 individuals. These wasps can always be aggressive, and if any nest will be built very close to any building then soon it will cause a nuisance to various children who may be playing around or any people passing by. 

Those who are allergic to these wasp stings must always stay away from their nest until full treatment is done. In any case, you should never ignore any risks of the wasp sting. 

For a few individuals, the allergic reactions caused by wasp sting can be very fatal in spite of even medical intervention. The allergic reaction can affect just within a few hour’s time. 

Therefore, one of the best ways to totally get rid of these wasps will be to treat or remove all identified wasp nests. Professionals from Owl Pest Control Dublin wear protective clothing and then apply the necessary treatment onto the nest directly and will be in a position to remove it. If it is efficiently treated then the nests can start dying within an hour.

Pest control professionals generally use products that are safe and registered to eliminate wasp nests. Every summer in various areas around Dublin, hundreds of wasp nests are removed, and hence they have got sufficient experience to deal safely with wasps from any area all around the homes and buildings that also includes:

  • Wasp nests present in the trees, bushes, garden shed, and in the ground
  • All the nest of wasps present in the bricks or cavity walls
  • A wasp nest present under the porch, or in the garage.
  • Wasps that are flying within PVC meter boxes, roof boards, and little cracks 
  • Wasp nest present in air vents and all other inaccessible areas
  • Also, nests in the apex of a roof or eaves 
  • Hornets and wasp nests that are present in the higher areas of the house, such as the attic, behind fascia boards or roof space, etc. 

Wasp sting treatment

Any wasp can sting you repeatedly. For treating effectively and easily for wasp stings, the following treatments are recommended:

  • Wash the sting by using water and soap 
  • Take an antihistamine whether you are allergic to stings or not
  • Apply a little ice to the sting.

People who are allergic to any wasp stings may always develop severe reactions. A few mild reactions will include:

  • Intense redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Itching

There are a few more severe reactions that can happen due to wasp stings include:

  • General swelling
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Faintness
  • Pounding headache
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • A feeling of impending doom
  • Tight chest
  • Choking sensation
  • Swelling of the throat
  • In critical cases, anaphylactic shock resulting in death.

Those who have an allergy to a wasp sting must call an ambulance immediately.


Find the basic source of mice infestation

The main rodent issue in Dublin homes is caused by the House Mouse

Why mice are pests?

For several reasons, it is very essential to eradicate mice from your home. :

  • Mice gnaw usually through food packaging
  • Mice may carry certain diseases that can be hazardous to both humans as well as animals. A few diseases like trichinosis, typhus, and leptospirosis can happen due to mice.
  • Mice can eat and contaminate all kinds of food with their dropping and urine.
  • Even property can get damaged by mice. Because of mouse gnawing, electrical damage can take place that can also lead to fire too.

Find the basic source of mice infestation

At night, mice are usually most active, but occasionally they can be seen during daylight hours. You must remember that mice can be very flexible and can easily fit through even 6mm gap easily. 

So, you must check for any kind of hole in the walls or anywhere around skirting boards where mice can easily use to get access, then start plugging them up.

When the mice infestation is not very severe, then you cannot see them very easily. However, you can feel their presence by looking at many signs that will easily tell you about the presence of a mouse. So, you must start acting the moment you feel their presence and try to find their source. 

Following are a few indications of their presence:

1. Droppings

Mice can produce more than 30 droppings a day, which may appear similar to the size of rice but black in color. Finding their droppings is the easiest way to detect mice activity. You can find these droppings in the kitchen presses, behind the fridge, under the sink, near the compressor, or in the hot press on your floor.

2. Gnawing

Mice teeth will constantly grow and they have to gnaw for wearing them down. They will gnaw mostly plastic, paper to find a source of food, or even use shredded paper to create their nest. 

Mice can also make small holes of 20 to 30mm in diameter for getting access through any plasterboard and any other physical barriers.

3. Noise

Mice can walk up to about 200 Metres in a day. In many often the noise they will create while walking either behind your bedroom plasterboard walls or above the ceiling is the first sign of their activity that residents can notice.

At night when everything is quiet, then any noise due to the movement of mice may sound quite loud. Also, due to hollow ceiling space, the noise may get amplified and give the impression of their activity.

4. Smell and marks

This may be quite distasteful as an infestation of mice may also be accompanied by a strong urine smell, particularly if they have been around for some time. Mice can also walk along a similar path repeatedly which may become dark, greasy smear marks.

Clean up and try to deprive mice of any food

Mice get easily attracted by any stored food. They only eat about 2 to 4 grams in a day almost anything, but their preferred choices are: 

  • Cereal grains
  • Seeds
  • Sweet material. 

Mouse living in the house will need very little water, and they meet most of their water needs out of their food. Therefore, it is essential that all their food access must be totally stopped:

Whatever food that is stored, processed, or used must be made mouse-proof. Store all dried grain and any meat products within glass jars, any metal canisters, or any other seal-able airtight containers.

If any food is eaten either in the bedrooms or living room, residents must ensure that they will clean up after they have eaten and then vacuum the room. If any crumbs or any food debris are found, that will be sufficient to feed few mice.

You must examine very carefully any packaging that is left open or torn and get rid of everything that is not sealed properly, as mice can exploit even the slightest aperture present in a box or food bag.

Any waste material accumulation and rubbish/debris can also attract mice. You must dispose of all food waste promptly and properly in a sealed bin. Always try to keep your kitchen perfectly clean and remove any food left to prevent mice to get attracted.

Author Bio:- This article about “Eliminate Wasps and Mice” is written by Peter a professional Blogger and Writer, Has been writing the Articles for Zoom Wings, He always excited to write new artiles on various themes and latest topics.