Let nascent wasp nest sit or remove it?

Have you discovered an incipient wasp nest in a tree or bush in your yard or perhaps in the cavity wall of your home? Because wasps can sting viciously and even provoke an allergic reaction, it is wise to remove a nascent wasp nest as soon as possible. But how do you recognize a nascent wasp nest and how best to remove it? In this article you can read all about beginning wasp nests. In addition, you will read useful tips on what you can and cannot do to successfully remove a wasp nest.

What does a nascent wasp nest look like?

Do you suddenly see a large wasp flying at the beginning of spring? Chances are then there is a nascent wasp nest nearby. This is because at the base of every wasp nest is the queen wasp. It is wise to keep an eye on where she flies. That way, you can quickly find out the location of an incipient wasp nest. Have you already discovered the location? Then you will see a comb with several open cells. In the Netherlands, the German wasp is the most common. An incipient wasp nest of this wasp species looks like a paper bowl full of tiny holes. The wasp queen makes her wasp nest from pieces of wood that she chews finely. Because the wasp queen’s saliva mixes with the wood, the wasp nest takes on a remarkable gray color. Wasp nests additionally come in a yellowish color (common wasp) or are shell-shaped (horned wasp).

What’s best not to do?

If you discover an incipient wasp nest, it’s a bit of a scare. Ideally, you would like to remove the nest as soon as possible without thinking, with all the consequences. Or you don’t see wasps and larvae around and in the nest and decide it’s not such a rush to remove the wasp nest right away. In any case, the most important thing is to remove an incipient wasp nest immediately to prevent a nuisance. Later in this article you can read exactly how to successfully remove a beginning wasp nest. First, here are some tips on what you absolutely should not do when you want to remove a nascent wasp nest.

Do not take action

If you discover an incipient wasp nest in your yard or home, you should always take action. A nascent wasp nest quickly grows into a nest of hundreds of wasps and causes a huge nuisance.

Remove wasp nest if you are allergic

Are you allergic to wasp stings or to wasp venom? If so, do not remove a wasp nest yourself. Rather, have an incipient wasp nest removed by a professional pest controller.

Fighting a wasp nest in soil or shrub with chemicals

Discovering an incipient wasp nest in the ground or in a bush? If so, do not throw chemical pesticides on this. These are harmful to the health of playing children and (domestic) animals.

Remove wasp nest in the wild

If you discover an incipient wasp nest in the wild you should leave it alone. These nests generally cause little nuisance. In addition, you may get yourself into unnecessary trouble.

What is the best thing to do?

Now that you know what you should definitely not do if you find an incipient wasp nest, it’s now time to tell you what you better do to fight a wasp nest.

Contact a professional pest controller


Want to get rid of an incipient wasp nest quickly and easily? Then call in a professional pest controller as soon as possible. They have the right clothing and tools to successfully remove the wasp nest.

Keep an eye on children and pets

Make sure that children and pets cannot come near an incipient wasp nest. Seal off the area or forbid them from entering the patch of garden where the nest is located.

Wasp nest removal in the spring

An incipient wasp nest can only be controlled in the spring. It is important that all wasps – and especially the wasp queen – are killed.

Have a wax pin installed

A wasp pin is a trap that at the beginning of spring attracts the wasp queen from the previous summer. That way she cannot start a new wasp nest.

Clear a wasp nest yourself?

Are you not allergic and have a protective suit and thick gloves? Then you can remove a nascent wasp nest without too much trouble. Use wasp venom for this purpose and read the package insert before use. Another way is to pour boiling water over the wasp nest.

Author: Hopper