Don’t fancy picking a fight with a wasp that’s decided to come into your house? Read our tip to get this angry visitor to leave without a commotion!

It’s a beautiful day…

You’ve open the windows to let a fresh breeze float through the house. Suddenly, a giant angry buzzing blur of yellow whips through the window, across the bed room, finally landing on the top shelf of your wardrobe, just beyond reach. You know that a wasp sting is comparable only to stepping on Lego barefoot at 3am, and can become super aggressive when provoked stinging multiple times. To make things worse, when you kill or attack a wasp, it releases a chemical that make the wasp band together, rousing them to attack. The last thing you want is to rouse an angry brood rushing you because you killed one its kind.

So, what do you do?

First thing you should do is take a deep breath and stay calm. The wasp is unlikely to sting you if you remain calm, however screaming and flailing your arms like a wild chimpanzee will only agitate the wasp and cause it to attack you. Secondly, keep your eyes on where it goes. You don’t want to lose sight of it, and they can move fast!

Now you’re calm and keeping one eye fixed on it, it’s time to try and gently encourage it to leave.  First move all pets and children’s out of the way of its exit. You want the wasp to leave the way it came in. Most wasps when entering people’s homes are only surveying for food. In the case of the bedroom, when they find none, they’ll usually move along. If you don’t want to attempt killing the wasp (and we don’t blame you!) our tip is to use a fan or a hair dryer (on a cold setting) to blow it out in the direction of a window or door opening. Wasps aren’t strong flyers in a breeze and will quickly succumb to the fast-moving air. They also won’t associate a sudden breeze as an aggressive act. Once the wasp has flown back out of the window, close the window and doors behind it.

If you do have to kill the wasp…

Yyou need to have a one shot kill mentality. Spraying it, hitting it or any other method that relies on a slow death invites the opportunity for the wasp to get it some final parting blows. You need to ensure it’s squashed and dead on the first strike, preferably not with your hands.

What if you have a wasps nest?

If wasps continue to be a problem on your property, or if you have wasp nest we strongly recommend calling in a trained professional, like a Flick technician, to come in and remove the wasps for you. Flick technicians have specialty equipment and training to safely and effectively remove wasps, bees and other stinging insect nest.

Call Flick today on 13 14 40.