Fake Wasp Nests

Wasps are one of the most feared and dangerous pests in the world. These flying insects are aggressive and can deliver a painful sting. Unfortunately, wasps also build their nests in inconvenient places, such as in trees, under eaves, in people’s homes, or even taking a walk in parks such as the Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas. If you have a wasp problem, you may be tempted to buy a fake wasp nest to get rid of them. But do these products work, and are they safe? This blog post will look closely at fake wasp nests and determine if they’re effective at getting rid of wasps.

What are Fake Wasp Nests?

Fake wasp nests are precisely what they sound like-artificial nests that are designed to deter wasps from nesting in a specific area. These products usually come in the form of a small, paper-like structure that can be hung up or placed in an area where wasps are a problem. The idea behind fake wasp nests is that the wasps will believe that another colony has already claimed the spot as their own, and will be deterred from nesting there.

What are Fake Wasp Nests Made of?

The material of a fake wasp nest is essential, as it needs to be convincing enough to fool the wasps. Most fake nests are made of paper or cardboard; some even come with a printed design that makes them look more realistic.

Do Fake Wasp Nests Work?

Wasps are territorial creatures and often avoid an area if they believe another colony already claimed it. So, in theory, fake wasp nests could effectively deter wasps from nesting in a certain area. However, there is no guarantee that a fake nest will fool wasps. We usually find active wasp nests in close quarters, so the wasps may simply ignore the fake nest or build their own nest next to it. In addition, not all wasps build their nest in isolation-some species will build their nests close to other wasps’ nests. So even if a fake wasp nest does deter some wasps, it may not be enough to completely eliminate a wasp problem.

What Attracts Wasps to Your Home?

There are a lot of things that can attract wasps to your home. However, you might be in trouble when a wasp finds your house fits its needs and decides to set up and build its nest on it.

 The following are some reasons why wasps are inclined to live or come to your home:

  •  Wasps are attracted to sweet smells, so they may be drawn to your home. Open soda, ripe fruits, or protein foods like meats and dairy can attract wasps.
  •  Food scraps also attract wasps. If you have an outdoor garbage can, keep it covered. Otherwise, smells coming from the garbage will attract wasps and decide to build their nests nearby.
  • Wasps are also attracted to standing water. So if you have any pools of water near your homes, such as in a birdbath or rain barrel, wasps may be drawn to them.
  • Wasps are also attracted to your foliage. Anything bright and colorful can attract a wasp, so if you have a lot of flowers and plants in your yard, the wasps may be drawn to that as well. Colorful home decoration can also attract a wasp, so keep an eye out for anything that may catch their attention.
  • Wasps use wood fiber for their nest, so they may also be attracted to your home if you have a lot of wood, especially weathered or decaying wood.

What Should You Do If You Find a Wasp Nest in Your Home?

If you see a wasp or wasps in your home, don’t try to kill it. This can worsen the situation because when wasps feel threatened, they will release a pheromone that will attract other wasps. So instead, try to gently capture the wasp and release it outside.

If you see a wasps nest in your home, don’t try to remove it yourself. Instead, contact a professional who will know how to safely remove the nest without putting you or your family at risk.

In the meantime, here are some things you can do to deter wasps from coming into your home:

  • Make sure no food or water source is attracting the wasps. This means keeping your food covered and stored properly, disposing of garbage properly, and not leaving any standing water around your home.
  • Trim back any foliage that may be attracting wasps. This includes flowers, plants, and trees.
  • Make sure your home is well-sealed. Wasps can enter through tiny cracks and crevices, so seal up any openings around your doors and windows.
  • You can also use Wasp spray as a deterrent. Spray it around the perimeter of your home, and wasps should stay away.

But again, if you have a wasp infestation, the best thing to do is to call a professional who can safely remove the nest and help you deter wasps from coming back. Forterra Pest Control has the experience and expertise to get rid of wasps quickly and efficiently, so you can rest easy knowing your home is wasp-free. Schedule a free consultation today.

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