Identifying a wasp nest is fairly easy when you know what to look for. But, you should always use a professional pest control service if you are dealing with a serious infestation. You risk causing yourself painful stings if you try to do the job yourself.
Wasps normally create a loud buzzing sound when they are building their nests. If you hear this sound, it’s a good indication that you have a wasp nest. The nest itself can be hidden behind a visible entrance or behind a hole in the wall.
Wasps make their nests from chewed up wood pulp. They create a papery balloon-like structure with swirls on the outside. They may also leave small remnants of their nesting materials behind.
Wasps are generally found in buildings and sheds. They are less likely to attack humans than other insects. However, they can be aggressive if their nest becomes overcrowded. If you are afraid of wasps, make sure to close windows and doors to prevent them from entering your home.
Wasps build their nests in sheds, loft spaces, trees, and even inside houses. If you see wasps chewing through your ceiling or wallboard, you may have a wasp nest. They can also fly into holes in the eaves and window frames.
Wasps are most active during the day. If you notice that wasps are leaving their nest repeatedly throughout the day, they are probably building a new nest. They may also be defending their nest from disturbances.