Here are some of the most common pests and their nests that can be found in and near your home, along with simple instructions on how to remove them.
- Honey Bee Hives:
Honey bees are not so friendly and having them near your home can be quite dangerous for kids, pets, and even for you. Mostly you will find honey beehive to be white or yellow but they are covered by bees so it appears to be black or brown. Mostly honeycombs are found in cracks and cervices rather than hanging on walls or tree branches as bees
Nest removal: bees have a very strong smelling sense, which means you can use strong-smelling substances like garlic, cinnamon, peppermint, citronella, etc. which can be sprayed over the bee nest for removing them safely. Before doing so be sure to wear a protective suit otherwise bees may sting you. Another well-known method of bee removal is smoke as bees think that there’s a forest fire and fly away, never returning to the nest. For getting the best bees pest control in Sydney you can call Melbourne Pest Control.
- Carpenter Bee Nests:
Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees in size but they have a shiny and black abdomen rather than a hairy one. As the name suggests, Carpenter bees build their nests inside anything made of wood like table, floor, walls, beam, doors, and even in dead tree trunks. Just like honey bees, only female carpenter bees can sting and that’s what makes them dangerous. But what’s more harmful is the amount of damage that these bees can cause to your property and that’s why you need to get rid of them.
Nest removal: usually you won’t find big colonies or nests of carpenter bees so it is easy to get rid of them. For this, you can use a bee trap and hang it in front of the nest. You can buy them or build them whichever suits you. You can use things like peppermint or cinnamon sprays directly on their nest holes or play loud music near the nest to disturb them and get rid of them.
- Wasp Nests:
no matter what kind of wasps you are dealing with, one thing is for sure: the wasp nests are grey and look paper-like and dry. Many people confuse wasp nests with beehives due to their nest shape but they aren’t the same. Unlike bees, wasps don’t pollinate and they can sting multiple times. So overall having them in or near your home is not good. Also, their nests are usually hanging on walls or branches of trees and can be of different shapes and sizes but commonly oval.
Nest removal: wasp control can be tough so we recommend you calling professionals like Melbourne Pest Control but still if you think you can handle them on your own then please try to do it safely. Firstly, wear a protective suit to protect your body from getting stung. Do the wasp extermination at night as they are not active at night. You can use dish soap solution, pesticides spray, or insecticidal dust to get rid of them easily. Just make sure that you must go inside your home after spraying the nest and stay there until all the wasps are gone.
- Ant Nests and Colonies:
if you see small balls of soil near a crack inside your home then it can be there because of ants, living inside that crack. Usually, you won’t spot these nests as they aren’t spottable that easily. If there’s an ant colony in your garden then you will see an anthill, where all the ants will be coming to the surface. But in the case of carpenter ants, you will find their nest in the form of holes in wood.
Nest removal: ant nest removal is not so tough. You can simply add some essential oils in water and spray it on their nest and they’ll be gone in no time. You can use borax, vinegar, diatomaceous earth, or baking soda to make a mixture in water and spray it directly on their nest. Or to effectively and remove bugs you can call Melbourne Pest Control.
- Termite Nests:
their nests are not always visible as they eat wood and make their colonies inside the wood. Sometimes you might see mud tunnels on the surface of the wall or furniture. These tunnels are made by termites, that might be present anywhere in your home. Follow the tunnel and you will reach the place from where these termites are coming. If there’s a termite colony in your yard then it will be easier to spot it as termites living underground make a mound above ground or sometimes on trees also.
Nest removal: you can put some poisoned baits near the termite colony and wait for them to carry it inside their nest and spread the poison themselves oy you can simply use poisonous foam or dust and apply it all over the nest to speed up the termite killing process. In case your home is under serious termite attack, call Melbourne Pest Control for total termite control in Melbourne.
These were some common insect nests that you will find in and near your home, along with simple ways to remove them. But these methods are only applicable when the infestation is at the primary stage. If you have large nests or bees, wasps, ants, termites etc. then it will be better for you if you call Melbourne Pest Control for pest control in Sydney. Melbourne Pest Control is a team of professionals, having professional and technical expertise in pest removal. So remember your safety is more important than your personal belongings and for protecting both, you can count on Melbourne Pest Control.