Wasps are noisy and aggressive insects, and having them build a colony in the immediate vicinity of your home or office is indeed a risky affair. The natural aggression that wasps possess sometimes make them susceptible to angry reactions at the slightest provocations and this could prove to be quite dangerous if you or your close ones are allergic to stings.
Therefore, detecting a wasp infestation is usually the first step towards solving this problem. Once you detect the nest, you can decide whether you would like to take care of the problem yourself, or call in an exterminator to handle the problem in a professional manner.
So here’s how you go about detecting a wasp infestation.
The first indication of a wasp’s nest somewhere in the vicinity is the high volumes of wasps that are hovering around your property. While wasps are busy workers and a few can always be found in some place or the other, high numbers in an area indicate that their colony too is somewhere close by.
Remember, in the summer, a queen wasp can start a colony and this colony can reach numbers of up to 50,000 in a single season.
So if you find a large number of wasps hovering about, you better get down to locating the nest soon!
Locating a wasp nest is of course a difficult affair sometimes, especially if your property has plenty of nooks and crannies. Vacant spaces in the area of the rook is usually a favorite with these insects, and if the nest is a big one, finding it should be relatively easy.
You could also place bait like fish pieces and then follow the wasps when they take it to their nest.
Once you find the nest, you can devise a plan!