A wasp nest in the car can be a huge hassle, and a scary situation. WheelZine gives you a stress-free solution to get rid of the nest with proper care.
You are about to head to work or school early in the morning. You unlock the car door and are surprised to find that there is a wasp nest in car. Of all the places to find a nest on you car door! Isn’t that a scary situation? Think about it, wasps can easily sting through clothes and that too more than once. Whenever they feel threatened or realize that their nest is being poisoned, they will surely attack. No one really wants wasps in their homes, garage, garden, or even cars. Hence, this brings us to the more pressing issue about how to remove a nest properly. For the sake of this article, let’s just concentrate on removal of the nest. We will go over the specifics on how you can get rid of wasps permanently.
Wasp Nest in the Door
A wasp trap works wonders when it comes to getting rid of them around the house or garden. However, when the problem is in your car, different measures are to be taken into account. In order to get rid of the nest, just follow the instructions provided in the article.
- Protective clothing
- Protective goggles
- Aerosol wasp killer
- Garbage can
- Car trap
- Hand gloves
- Face mask
- Duct tape
Now before we begin, you need to wear protective clothing and goggles. That means, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves in hand, face mask, and a hat. You might look like as if you’re about to go for some space invasion, but no; that’s not what this is. The reason behind this is that you need to cover yourself completely so that you don’t get stung (you know, if the wasps decide to attack you).
The best time to remove the nest is during dusk. Locate the nest in the car door. Sometimes, it can be in the trunk, behind the rear lights, or the front headlights. These are the most common places where the wasps might be hiding. If you haven’t used the car for a while, the nest can be near the door hinges as well.
The reason we are choosing the time of dusk to remove the nest is because during this time, they return to the nest for the night. This is the perfect time so that you don’t get stung as they are less active as well.
Once you find the nest, stand at least 15―20 feet away from it. With the aerosol wasp killer, soak the entire nest properly. If there are any wasps inside the nest, they will come out and try to harm you. In that case, spray the wasp killer right on them. After they fall down, step on them to kill them.
After sometime, you find that there aren’t any wasps left in the nest, very carefully try to inspect it. Come 10 feet closer to the nest and spray the wasp killer and once again at 5 feet (it doesn’t hurt to be thoroughly sure).
Remove the nest gently from the car door and let’s hope that there isn’t any movement while you’re doing that. Take the nest directly to the garbage can and throw the nest inside it. Place the cover on top and if it isn’t airtight, place duct tape over it.
If you are scared and/or allergic to wasp stings, have someone else take care of this. You don’t want to take any risks. You can’t really stop the wasps from building nests near your house and car, but you can definitely take necessary steps to keep them away.
Visit your local hardware store and buy a fake car nest. This nest will fit perfectly in your vehicle. Place the trap over the car. When they see this, all insects (including the wasps), will be discouraged from coming back to make a new nest in your car door.