4 DIY Products to Get Rid of Wasps

Wasp Nest Removal in Edinburgh

Wasp nest removal in Edinburgh is what you are looking for when it comes to best DIY methods to remove a wasp nest. Wasps are aggressive creatures and require little to no aggravation to attack, so trying to remove a wasp nest yourself can be a dangerous task. Don’t do it! Call In the Experts.

1. Burning a wasp nest!

Using fire to remove a wasp nest is a very dangerous task and is not a successful way to remove them.

Burning a wasp nest can often lead to not only your property catching fire, but also you suffering painful burns.

Another problem with burning a wasp nest is that it is not an effective way to control a wasp problem. This is because it doesn’t kill all the wasps. It can lead to the remaining wasps in the nest becoming violent, as well as the wasps out foraging for food, resulting in them attacking you and any bystanders.


2. Water!

Using water is also a common option. The truth is that flooding a wasps nest isn’t an effective method at all. This is because:

Depending on the location of the nest, using water to remove a wasp nest can result in further damages to your property. If the wasp nest is in your attic, trying to remove it by use of water could cause damage to your attic beams and ceiling plaster boards.

Trying to flood a nest won’t get rid of all the wasps inhabiting the hive either. Similar to the effects of trying to burn a wasp nest, the wasps will become vicious and begin to attack, leaving you with a handful of painful stings.

3. Destroying a wasp nest with force!

Trying to remove a wasp nest by destroying it with a baseball bat will put you at direct risk of getting stung, not only once but multiple times. This can be particularly dangerous if you are allergic to wasp stings as you could go into anaphylactic shock.

This method of wasp nest removal puts you in close proximity to the hive, which is often enough aggravate them to trigger an attack.


The best way to remove a wasp nest is contacting a pest control professional. Pest controllers are professionally trained to handle and remove wasp nests in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Safety equipment: An exterminator has access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE). This fully protects them from wasp stings, ensuring their safety when removing a wasp nest.
  • Working in small spaces: Pest controllers are trained, and qualified to work in small spaces such as your attic. This allows them to successfully remove a wasp nest safely from a property.
  • A pest control professional has expert knowledge on wasps which is why you should contact us if you are unsure.


If you need anymore info have a look over at the British Pest Control Association.