Wasp nest safe removal in November

Asked November 4, 2018, 9:45 AM EST

Is it safe to remove a wasp nest in November. Are there still wasp inside the nest? It is attached to the peak of my roof. Thanks for your help.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

It would be helpful to identify what you are dealing with. Take a look at photos on our website of stinging insects. Take a look at bald faced hornets, yellowjackets, European hornets, etc. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/stinging-and-biting

If the insects are not a threat to you or others then you should leave it. They feed on a variety of insect pests. The workers will die back with the first several hard freezes and the queen will overwinter elsewhere.

However, if the nest is in a wall void and the insects are flying in and out of the wall void, contact a professional pest control company for the best way to proceed.

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