A wasp nest usually lasts one year on average, but in warmer climates such as Asia, the nests can last longer. Wasps inside the nest will feel threatened and often become aggressive which can cause them to sting you as they defend their nest and young.
A sting from a wasp can be very nasty, and even life threatening if you are allergic to the sting. that’s why it’s important to engage an experienced pest control company like Ecokil Pest Control if you think you have wasps.
Wasps, particularly the paper nest wasps, are day-flying insects. In the evening is the best time to eradicate wasps once they have returned and congregated on the paper or mud nest.
How to identify if you have Wasps
Most people know they have wasps by either visual sighting of the wasp, or noticing the actual wasp nest. A mature European Wasp nest in summer can contain thousands of wasps, so it’s important to treat a wasp nest early to reduce the threat of a wasp sting, which can be very painful and even cause an allergic reaction that can lead to death.
To locate a nest, carefully watch the flight path of the returning wasps, this becomes easier later in the summer as the numbers of wasps increase.
In the Philippines there are numerous species of wasps, however the two main wasp types that pose the most risk to humans is the European and Paper Wasp. Both these wasp species have a painful sting.
The best time to treat and eliminate a wasp colony is in the evening once the wasps have returned back to the nest. Removing a wasp nest can be very dangerous, and it’s highly recommended that an experienced pest control company be engaged to treat the problem and reduce the risk of your family being stung.