Wasp nest removal East Coast Bays
Recently some common wasps took exception to my GoPro camera
This wasn't a large nest by any means
They left my camera drenched in wasp venom.
There is nothing like a mad swarm of irked hornets or yellow jackets hot on your tail. It’s scary and potentially painful and for those with allergies, life threatening.1 There are some who prescribe to the school of search and destroy – that eliminating wasp nests at all costs is the best approach. And obviously if they present a clear danger, that’s understandable. But what many people don’t realize is that these weaponized insects happen to do a lot of good, despite their ability to inflict a bit of agony now and then.
From flies to beetle larvae to every kind of garden pest that vexes, it’s likely that their numbers are controlled by wasps.4 Plus, wasps offer some pollinating services as well.5 While not as effective at getting pollen from one place to another as bees, wasps still do their best.6 And some species are rock stars when it comes to pollinating – fig wasps, for example, are responsible for pollinating almost 1,000 species of figs.
So the best thing to do is to avoid angering even a single wasp. The UC Davis Integrated Pest Management program offers these tips to avoid bees and wasps, noting that unless a person collides with or swats one, they are unlikely to sting (and/or get mad and send out a call to the troops)