4 Things To Do When You see a Wasp Nest

Arizona’s Valley of the Sun is a fantastic place to live drawing many visitors and residents alike, with an estimated 300 sunny days a year.

As a resident of Phoenix and the surrounding cities of Maricopa County, Arizona, particularly during the warmer Summer months, you may have noticed a little bit of wasp activity. However, if you end of finding more and more wasps flying around your home or property, you could have a nest nearby.

If you do stumble upon a wasp nest on your home or property (in a tree, wall, BBQ grill, etc.), there are a few precautions you may want to take in order to avoid getting stung or otherwise become the victim of a wasp attack.

So, here are 4 Things to do if you find a wasp nest on your home or property.

Don’t Panic

While no one likes the idea of having a wasp nest on their home or property, it is important not to panic. Panicking will only make things worse, so just stay calm, and read on.

Move Away from the Wasp Nest

Sounds obvious, but some people feel compelled to get closer to inspect the wasp nest out of curiosity and disbelief. We recommend you resist the urge to get closer to the nest and simply remove yourself from the immediate area.


Wasps are very territorial and may attack/sting you if you get too close to their nest. That’s because your presence may make them feel threatened and they are known to aggressively defend their nest when threatened.

Recognize the Risks

Being near a wasp nest can be quite risky. As mentioned earlier, getting too close to a wasp nest can trigger an aggressive, defensive response from the wasps, so you must recognize the risks to your health and safety. This is particularly true for those who might be allergic to wasp stings.

How Do you Know if You Are Allergic to a Wasp Sting?

If you suffer these symptoms following a wasp sting, you might be having an allergic reaction:

  • Have difficulty breathing
  • You develop a rash that spreads beyond the area of sting.
  • Your face, tongue or throat gets swollen
  • You have difficulty swallowing
  • Your heart or pulse is beating rapidly
  • You feel dizzy

Don’t Attempt to Exterminate the Wasps, Hire a Professional

Wasps can be very dangerous to humans and pets, so it is simply not worth the risk, by trying to exterminate the wasps and nest yourself.

Let’s face it, most people simply don’t have the experience, skills and equipment to safely remove wasps from their home or property.

When you call The Beehive, Bee and Wasp Removal, our professional technicians are well-trained, experienced and well-equipped to safely handle any wasp nest situation that comes their way. In fact, we guarantee all of our work.

If you would like to learn more about what to do if you discover a wasp nest on your home or property, contact the wasp removal professionals at The Beehive, Bee and Wasp Removal, providing service Valleywide.

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