The summer season is challenging for many reasons. Apart from the heat of the scorching sun, there’s something else that you need to bear – wasps. Summers are when the wasps expand their colonies aggressively, and you’re more than likely to find them swarming around your gardens, especially near food.
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Wasps are nothing short of being a nuisance. Although they rarely bite humans, usually as self-defence, their bites and stings can be extremely painful. Not to mention having them around causes discomfort and compromises the safety of you and your family.
If you want to get rid of the wasps on your property, a wasp spray killer product is one of the best options to get the job done. The question is – when is the right time to do so?
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When is it the Right Time to Spray a Wasp Nest
The best time to treat a wasp nest is either at dawn or dusk where it is most cooling, with most of the wasps back in the nest. They are also least active either tired from a whole day of activity and getting ready to retire for the night, or still in their sleeping mode.
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Dawn or dusk is also the hour where the sky is not pitch black, so you still have good visibility of what is happening.
Wasps are most active during the day, usually out looking for food or busy building their nest. Applying wasp spray during this time can cause the wasps inside the nest to come swarming at you.
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After treating the wasp nest with spray treatment, wait for at least 24 hours before removing it. This allows time to kill all the wasps, allowing returning wasps to also catch the treatment.
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Don’t be overly concerned with getting the perfect timing. Most wasp spray products are designed with jet nozzles that allow treating from a good distance away from the nest. The wasps usually wouldn’t even know what hits them.