Wasps are famous for their painful stings. And it is not just the pain that you should be afraid of, but the body’s reaction to it too.
Most people are allergic to the wasp’s venom. So, when it stings, the venom enters the bloodstream and the body reacts badly. This can include hives, nausea, and even breathing troubles.
But why are we telling you all this information? Because the wasps in the bedroom are a huge danger!
You should evacuate the room at once and use an appropriate way to get rid of them. In today’s post, we will discuss why these wasps are in your bedroom, how to get rid of them, and tips to keep them away. Let’s get started!
Why Are There Wasps in the Bedroom?
People, who believe in spiritual meanings, will give you different reasons for wasps entering your bedroom. Some say it is a warning about ill-intentioned people in your life, whereas others say it symbolizes transformation and renewal.
However, if we look at the actual reasons, wasps don’t have any ulterior motive to venture inside your bedroom. They are simply there because:
1. Wasps are looking for food
Wasps are great at squeezing through the narrow and small openings. If there is a crack or tiny hole in the home’s walls, they will get inside easily. They may also wander in through the open windows and doors.
So, if your bedroom is filled with a sweet aroma or you’ve used a fragrant product, chances are that the nearby wasps will be attracted. They will find a way to get in (cracks), even if you keep the windows shut.
2. Wasps have built a nest
The wasps can frequently invade the house in search of food. They can also hide under your mattress, headboards, and even pillows. Imagine if you sleep on a bed with a wasp hiding somewhere near.
If you move in your sleep and accidentally touch the bee, it will sting you. This is more dangerous for kids and the elderly.
3. Queen wasps want to hibernate
If the wasp in your bedroom is big with yellow and black stripes at the back, know that it is a queen wasp. She will also have a triangular head and a distinctive waist.
Queen wasps come out in the months of fall and early winter. They look around for a quiet and safe place to hibernate. This is not much of a problem if you manage to get the queen out.
However, if she finds a hibernation spot (which is quite easy in a house), she will stay for the complete winter season. As spring arrives, she will be filled with energy to begin a new nest and will frantically search for places to get out.
She must not be disturbed throughout this process. Or else, she will get angry and sting you!
4. Worker wasps are dying
If you find wasps crawling on the floor or flying slowly, they may be dying worker wasps. A worker wasp’s job is to raise the offspring of the new queens and collect food. It will spend all its life doing these chores.
Once it’s old enough, the wasp will leave the nest to die peacefully. It will roam around and use every last ounce of the energy until it’s dead. You can easily identify these dying wasps from their slow movements.
So, if there is an old nest nearby or you live in a greenery-filled area, don’t be surprised to find dying worker wasps in your house. It’s common and harmless until you disturb or threaten them.
How to Get Rid of Wasps in the Bedroom?
Ideally, you should not get rid of the wasps in the bedroom yourself. These insects can sting you repetitively and cause severe allergic reactions. So, it’s best to call a professional pest controller to do the job.
But if there is only one wasp flying around, you can get rid of it through the following ways:
1. Insect Swatter
An insect swatter is present in almost every house. Even if you’ve to purchase it, this useful tool is cheap and widely available.
It has a long handle with a wide head. While the handle gives you control, the head squishes the wasp. You just have to hit the wasp hard and accurately. If you miss it, be prepared to run away from the angry wasp!
2. Wasp Trap
The wasp trap is an excellent way to get rid of these nasty stingers. It is easy to make and won’t put you in danger of being stung.
First, take a plastic bottle and empty it. Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the top 1/3rd part of the bottle. Pour 1-cup water, apple cider vinegar, and ½ cup sugar in it. This is the sugar bait that will attract wasps to the trap.
If you don’t have these ingredients, pour 1 cup of juice and some dish soap liquid. Mix the ingredients together and slide the inverted top into the bottle. This will act as the funnel that will lead the wasps right into the sugary trap.
Remember that wasps are great at traveling through small crevices. So, tape the two bottle pieces together to make the trap secure and effective. You can put this trap anywhere you find wasps flying around.
Check the trap after a few hours. If you find a few wasps dead inside, change the bait with a fresh one to catch more.
3. Wasp Spray
While the wasp trap is effective and safe, it takes time to work. If you want to get rid of a wasp infestation fast, use the wasp spray.
All you have to do is mix 3-parts of dishwashing soap with 1-part water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and shake it. This will make sure the soap is completely dissolved.
Aim at the wasp and spray 5 to 10 times. Make sure you are at a safe distance from the wasp, but not too far away. The goal is to cover the wasps’ skin with the solution. Since wasps breathe through their skin, they will suffocate and die.
4. Cup and Paper Technique
If you don’t want to kill the wasp and simply remove it from your bedroom, the best method is the cup and paper technique. However, you need to be very calm and patient for it to work.
Just take a paper cup and use it to catch the wasp against the wall. Then, slide a piece of paper between the cup and the wall to trap it. Go to the window and release it outside.
5. Force It Out
Another way is to simply force the wasp out of the bedroom using a source of fast-moving air. First, open the nearest window or door to the wasp. Then, grab a portable fan or blow dryer and switch it to the fastest setting.
The air coming out of it should be powerful. Aim it at the wasp and use the air to push it out the window or door. Quickly close the door afterward.
But this can only be done when there is one wasp in your bedroom. If you use this method on two or more wasps, one of them will escape the air force and sting you!
Tips to Keep Wasps Away from Your Bedroom
When the wasps in your bedroom are gone, don’t be overjoyed. The chances of them getting back in are high. So, you need to take preventative measures to keep them as far away from your bedroom as possible.
1. Use a Natural Repellent.
Wasps like fruity scents but they absolutely hate certain smells. These include; lemongrass, peppermint, geranium, eucalyptus, clove, rosemary, and thyme. If you have any two to three essential oils with these scents, mix them to create a natural repellent.
For example, combine a few drops of lemongrass, geranium, and clove essential oils in a spray bottle. Then, add some drops of dishwashing soap and fill the bottle with water. Give it a shake and spray the repellent wherever you see wasps frequently.
2. Don’t Leave Food Out in the Open.
Wasps are constantly looking for food. So, if you leave your food or pet’s food out in the open, wasps will be attracted to the place. It’s best to store the food away as soon as you’re done.
3. Seal the Cracks and Holes in Your Walls.
There are many gaps in our windows and door frames that allow easy entry of wasps into the bedroom. Examine the room thoroughly and use a high-quality caulk to seal off all these gaps. If you’re unsure about the task, contact a professional to do it.
Wasps in the bedroom are a huge problem. You should not stay or sleep in a room where wasps are present. Instead, get rid of them immediately. Here are the methods to try:
- Insect Swatter
- Wasp Trap
- Wasp Spray
- Cup and Paper Technique
- Force it Out using Air
If the wasps keep coming back again and again, it’s a sign of a bigger problem – wasp nests. Do not attempt to remove a whole nest of wasps yourself. It’s best to identify the location and contact a professional pest control service.
And, yes, don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below. Good luck!