How to control paper wasps

Here is How to control paper wasps effectively

Paper wasp can be defined as social vespid wasps, particularly those in the genus Polistes that erect wispy nests from the chewed wood pulp. When threatened, in their defense they can sting.

How to Control Paper Wasps

The primary step in wasp control is to precisely spot the insect and locate its nesting site. A skilled pest control service may offer wasp control services, or you can use the subsequent information and make an effort to attempt to manage them yourself.

June is the most favorable time of the year to take control measures against the wasps. It’s also at this time that the queen has established her small colony. It’s recommended that during the night hours when the wasps are less active it’s when to pounce and eradicate them.

Perfunctory control that includes using small amounts or nonpesticides is recommended.  During the wee hours of the night cover the nesting places with a heavy large plastic bag and shut the nest.  Then cut and freeze the nest, the unfavorable cold temperatures will kill the wasps inside in less than two days. 

Use of soaps and detergents. 

Many types of soap will work, those are readily available in the house will help in easing the menace. These soaps including dish and laundry soap will work effectively. By pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance of the nests, will deter the wasps from coming back into their nests.

Bendiocarb and chlorpyrifos dust.

These insecticide dust are used when treating wasp nests concealed in building voids.

 Residual Liquid Insecticides. 

Spraying concentrated D-Fense SC and Cyper WP mixed with water in an area infested with paper wasps will help in killing the wasps. The areas surrounding the nests should be more often than not be sprayed with these insecticides to prevent future nesting.


Calling an exterminator. 

In extreme situations, it’s best to leave nest removal to the skilled professionals. Calling the exterminator only happens when the wasps’ nests are in hard to reach areas. It also advisable to engage professional help from the exterminators if once is allergic to the stings.


Usage of a shop-vac.

This is a more-natural technique of targeting a wasps’ nest.  Get a large shop-vac with a wand that is long enough to reach the nest. Ensure the exit of the vacuum has a grill small enough to stop wasps from escaping.

Using a smoke. Building a small fire directly onto the nest and leaving it to smoke for hours, and when you are certain that the nest is clear of the wasps you can extinguish the fire and knock the nest down with a stick. Nonetheless, you may desire to have a spray bottle overflowing with soap and water in case there are any live wasps left behind in the nest


Home made organic pest control vegetable garden

Homemade organic pest control

Why use natural organic pest control in your garden? The answer is quite simple, the materials are readily available, the same ingredients are always economical, eco friendly, trouble-free to make and use and most imperative of all they don’t damage the vegetables.

Below are widespread organic pest control recipes you can easily come up with.

Hot pepper spray is one of the most effective and safest methods to control mites in your garden.  This spray is easily made by combining a few drop of soap detergent, one part of water and hot pepper sauce.  For effective and lasting results the mixture should be left to stay overnight.

For the other insects like aphids white flies and spider mites, a concoction made from cooking oil and water is the best. This concentrated mixture should be stored in a cool dark place under room temperature until you are ready to use it.  The water to oil ratio must be 4:1 respectively. Apply the mixture on your vegetables every once a week for best results.

The strong whiffs of garlic discourage some pests from evading your plants and vegetables. Blend about 12 cloves of garlic and mix with water, allow for the mixture to settle for at least a day then add a cup of cooking oil. For effective results addition of cayenne pepper is essential.

The soap spray. Adding a table spoon of dish washing soap to a gallon of water and spraying in your garden helps keep termites, aphids and thrips at bay.

If you have a trouble with mildew in your garden you ought to try baking soda spray.  It is simple to make. Simple combine a table spoon of baking powder to a table spoon of vegetable cooking oil and another table spoon of soap detergent to one gallon of water and spray directly onto your vegetables on weekly basis.

The milky water spray is also recommended if you have persistent problems of mildew. Two pints of milk and two pints of water mixed thoroughly and sprayed onto the infected plants three times a week helps control the mildew.

A table spoon of baby shampoo mixed with a gallon of water can be used to control regular garden pests such as spider mites and aphids. It’s important to note that after spraying your vegetable is advisable to rinse them after a few hours with lots of water.

Applications of mineral oil on the skins of corn deter earthworm’s infestation. This routine should be repeated every five to six days a week.

For snugs and snails, beer filled in saucers where the snails can crawl up and drown. The snails are attracted to the yeast that is in the beer.

Oranges and lemons rind can be used to get rid of the snails and the slugs.

What are some household pests that bite humans?

Identifying household pests that bite

We have many pests that are common around our homes. Identifying household pests that bite can a very difficult task for very many homeowners. This is usually very important because we have to know how to keep our children and pets away from them. Knowing what bite comes from which kind of pest is very important because you will also know how you are going to treat that bite properly so that it can heal fast. There are those that are very well known whose bites are also very well known like mosquitoes.

Types of insects that bite people

Lice, termites, ticks, bedbugs, wasps, mosquitoes, spiders and fleas are some of the most common insects that bite the human being. Some of them do bite during the night while some are notorious that they bite during the day. So if you have been infested by any of the above pests, then you should know very well that you are going to get bitten sooner or later. You should then consider more options to get rid of them from your house completely or risk being infected by disease. You can also read here on how long do bed bug bites take to heal.

Although not all household insects that bite do infect us with diseases like malaria with mosquitoes. The itches and blemished skin that they leave behind is not always that pretty. That is why in this site I have highlighted that various methods that can be used to get rid of different kinds of pest either naturally or by use of electronic pest control or the hiring of an exterminator.

Once you have identified what type of insect that has bitten you, it is very important to observe some precautions when trying to get rid of them. The first precaution is that you should never use an insecticide to spray and insect that is on your skin. Never do these as this might further cause much more irritation.

Always seek medical attention immediately. If possible you should buy some cream to apply on your skin at the local drug store.

Make yourself a homemade indoor fly trap

How to make a house fly trap

Flies are some of the insects that invade our house from different places. Let us learn how to make a homemade indoor fly trap. This will ensure that these disease carrying insects do not make us sick and also not embarrass us when our guests are around.

This is a very common homemade device.

The first step is to find and empty soda plastic bottle. Wash it thoroughly and clear all the contents that are inside the bottle. We don’t want to have any distractions when we are trapping the flies. If you don’t have a soda bottle then any plastic bottle with the shape of a soda one will do.

Next is to cut it at the neck with a pair of scissors or sharp knife. This is also called the shoulder of the bottle. Do not throw away the part you have just cut as we will use it later.

The third step is to find to find something to attract it. This can either be bait or you can heat sugar to get the syrup or you can even use honey. Something sweet they are attracted to.

Put this carefully at the bottom of the cut bottle.

The last step is now to place the cut out piece and invert it at the top then seal with masking tape. Place it in such a way that it will serve as a trap. The flies should be able to come in but will find it very difficult to move out. See the illustration above.

Now when they land in the bottle and lick the honey or sugar syrup, they will find it difficult to trace their way out and this is how they will be trapped. Have this placed at a location where the flies frequent very much so that the chances of trapping them are high. That is how you can make yourself a homemade indoor fly trap.