I had a big problem and was trying my darndest to figure it out. Everytime we went out the backdoor to play, there were wasps. LOTS of wasps. So bad that one little girl in my childcare got stung two different times over the course of two weeks.
I had to figure out where they were coming from. So I sat on the porch and watched…after a few minutes, I finally figured it out.
See my door below? (Don’t mind my reflection…yes I’m wearing my jammies and a robe-just keeping it real here. I often write blog posts on the weekends when I’m in my jammies.) Anyway, see the header on the door?
There, behind the header trim piece, was a little wasp nest….only problem, after checking all the doors and windows on the back porch, I discovered that ALL of the headers on the doors AND windows had wasp nests.
UGH. What was I supposed to do? This is normally a problem Kramer would have taken care of. Now it’s just me. How do I fix this? Last year we had a wasp nest and I tried to spray them and ended up stung…UGH.
Also about then, I saw a wasp nest in the peek of the house. Oh my.
Well then I did a little more checking and looking. We’d been getting wasps at the front of the house too. Could the front of the house have the same problem?YES. Yes it could and it did!! MOST of my windows had wasps…my garage doors had wasps too.
Well that left me knowing that this was a bigger problem than I can handle and a bigger problem than what I want the kids trying to handle.
So Kalissa said to call a bug guy and I did. Oh my. I was so impressed. He came and took a look. He said he could take care of it but being I did childcare he wanted to do it after childcare hours. WOW. He offered. I didn’t even ask!! Impressive.
He was here about 50 minutes. He had two other guys come with him and it was $83. WOW!!
I was so happy with the services and the cost. There is no way I could have managed so efficiently if I had to have done it myself, plus, he said the windows were kind of a bugger. At the top corners, the wasps had nests…but further towards the center of the headers was space that he couldn’t see into so he didn’t know if there was more nest, more wasps or what so he had to use a smoker to go in there and smoke them.
I feel hopeful that things will be better. It had gotten so I was nervous to take the kids outside. I didn’t want anyone getting stung.
He told me to let him know if I had anymore trouble. My hope is I won’t as frost will here soon as well.
If you’re in NE Iowa and looking for a good bug man I highly recommend Hometown Pest Control out of Hawkeye Iowa. He’s responded quickly and seems very knowledgeable. He’s been kind and very considerate of the needs of the house with my doing childcare. He definitely gets an A+ rating from me!!