Have you discovered a starting wasp nest in a tree or shrub in your garden or perhaps in the cavity wall of your house? Because wasps can sting viciously and even provoke an allergic reaction, it is wise to remove a starting wasp’s nest as soon as possible. But how do you recognise a starting wasp’s nest and how best to remove it? In this article you can read all about beginning wasp nests. You’ll also find useful tips on what you can and can’t do to successfully remove a wasp’s nest.

What does a starting wasp’s nest look like?

Do you suddenly see a large wasp fly at the beginning of spring? Chances are that there is a beginning wasp’s nest nearby. At the base of each wasp’s nest is the wasp queen. It is wise to keep an eye on where she flies to. In this way you can quickly find out the location of a starting wasp’s nest. Have you already discovered the location? Then you will see a comb with several open cells. The German wasp is most common in the Netherlands. A starting wasp’s nest looks like a paper bowl full of small 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’s nest takes on a remarkable grey colour. Wasp nests also come in a yellowish colour (common wasp) or are shell-shaped (hornets).

What’s best not to do?

If you discover a starting wasp’s nest it is a bit of a scare. Preferably you remove the nest as soon as possible without thinking, with all its consequences. Or you don’t see any wasps and larvae around and inside the nest and decide it’s not such a rush to remove the wasp’s nest immediately. The most important thing is to remove a starting wasp’s nest immediately to avoid nuisance. Further on in this article you will read exactly how to successfully remove a starting wasp’s nest (or have it removed). Below you will first read a few tips on what you absolutely must do not if you want to remove an incipient wasp’s nest.

Don’t take action

If you discover a beginning wasp nest in your garden or house, you should always take action. A starting wasp nest quickly grows into a nest of hundreds of wasps and causes enormous nuisance.

Remove wasp’s nest if you are allergic

Are you allergic to wasp stings or wasp poison? Then don’t remove a wasp’s nest yourself. Let a starting wasp’s nest rather be removed by a professional pest controller.

Combat wasp nest in soil or bush with chemical agents

Did you discover a starting wasp’s nest in the ground or in a bush? Then don’t throw any chemical pesticides over it. These are harmful to the health of playing children and (domestic) animals.

Remove wasp’s nest in the wild

If you discover a beginning wasp nest in the wild, you should leave it alone. These nests generally cause little nuisance. Moreover, you can unnecessarily get yourself into trouble.

What’s the best thing to do?

Now you know what you definitely shouldn’t do when you find a starting wasp’s nest, now is the time to tell you what you better do wel to fight a wasp’s nest.

Contact a professional pest controller

Do you want to get rid of a starting wasp’s nest quickly and easily? Then call in a professional pest exterminator as soon as possible. They have the right clothing and means to successfully remove the wasp’s nest.

Keep an eye on children and pets

Remove wasp nest in spring

A starting wasp nest can only be fought in spring. It is important that all wasps – and especially the wasp queen – are killed.

Place a washing pin

A wax spider is a trap that attracts last summer’s wasp queen at the beginning of spring. This prevents her from starting a new wasp’s nest.

Removing a wasp’s nest by yourself?

Are you not allergic and do you have a protective suit and thick gloves? Then you can easily remove a starting wasp’s nest yourself. Use wasp poison and read the leaflet before use. Another way is to pour boiling water over the wasp’s nest.