Leave Wasps' Nests Alone
Professional pest control services warn renters and homeowners to steer clear of wasps' nests. While it may be tempting to take matters into your own hands, playing the role of professional exterminators or an exterminator company can be dangerous. Wasps can be aggressive, and they are most likely to sting when provoked. As such, it is a very bad decision to agitate the thousands that may be present in the nest all at once. Call in pest control services to take care of it.
In the future, you can use several home remedies to ward off wasps and encourage them to build nests elsewhere. Wasps do not like the scents of peppermint or cinnamon. Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with some unscented baby shampoo (the shampoo helps the mixture stick) and spray around ledges and doors, or sprinkle the area with cinnamon shortly after professionals remove wasps' nests.
What are the most popular summer pests? Expect wasps and ants (with over 700 species). Ward off wasps by avoiding wood and asphalt when possible, and using natural remedies to keep them off ledges and overhangs.