How to Kill a Wasp Around an Electrical Outlet
About 1 percent of the population can die from wasp or bee stings. In the United States this equates to about 3 million people. This makes clearing wasp and bee nests essential for the safety and maintenance of a home. You can accomplish this around outlets in a few easy steps.
Put on thick, heavy clothing. This makes it more difficult for the wasps or bees to sting you. Exposed skin allows the insect to put the stinger and venom directly into your body.
Locate the wasp nest. Normally the nest is a honeycombed structure located high on a building. If it is not near an outlet, spray the nest directly and kill all wasps that live there. If the nest is near an outlet, use a ladder and knock it to the ground with your broom, then spray the nest immediately.
For wasps congregating near an outlet, manually kill them with the broom. This is painstaking and slow, but you can't use a flammable and conductive liquid like wasp spray near an electrical outlet.
Sweep up the nest and dead wasps. Discard these in the trash. With these actions you have removed the nest and any remaining wasps.
- Once the nest is removed from the wall, the wasps will become hostile. Use your spray immediately. Be careful mounting the ladder with the nest above you. If you are unsure of your footing, get someone else to perform this task.
- If you are allergic to wasps or bees do not attempt these actions. Call an exterminator.
Jeremy Carr started writing books and articles in 1997 and began editing books for other authors in 2005. He has published "Mentally Ill Molly" and "Alien Slave Ship" on Amazon. His expertise is in business and science fiction. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Carr loves to travel and has visited more than 30 countries.
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