Ah, summer is finally here, the sweet smell of fresh air in the breeze, a warm glow of the sun, and the sight of buzzing insects flying about nearby.
Perhaps too nearby, Because what’s this? Every day you find at least one wasp in your bedroom? How did that happen?!
Now you have a hard time going to sleep because you are paranoid more wasps will find their way in and sting you in your sleep! How did wasps get into your bedroom in the first place and how do you stop it from happening ever again?
Why Are There Always Wasps in My Bedroom?
Wasps are nature’s jerks. They’re mean, Violent, and seem to always be in the worst possible places, such as your car while driving on the highway or in your bedroom just as your getting ready for bed.
But why is that? Why do they keep getting to the bedroom from the outside, is there something attracting them?
In our bedroom, we often have all sorts of goodies that attract wasps – such as floral or sweet-smelling perfumes.
These kinds of scents can easily attract wasps who are looking for food while they are raising their brood.
And sometimes, they just come in out of curiosity and can’t get back out. That happens a lot when wasps find a way into the bedroom through a small opening.
Great, now you know why they come in, So now you have to figure out HOW they go in order to prevent it from happening again!
How Did the Wasps Get In?
Well, first off wasps can fit into tiny spaces because their bodies are slim and flexible. This enables them to fit through even the smallest of cracks and holes.
So even if you think your bedroom is completely sealed off, it’s almost a certainty it’s not if your see wasps flying about.
So here are the most common intrusion methods wasps use to get into your house and bedroom.
Wasp Nest Outside Bedroom Window
One such place wasps get in is around your window frame or sill where warm air enters from outside and warms up your room. Once the space is big enough for a wasp to pass, It’s game over!
This is especially common if you have a wasp nest close by to the window hanging from the roof or a nearby tree.
Even if it looks like there are no gaps for a wasp to get in, your eyes may be deceiving you.
Depending on the type of windows you have in your bedroom, you often have an overlap with a small rubber liner exposed. And that exposed gap is just enough for a wasp to squeeze through.
And even if you think you have all the cracks sealed off around your window, the wasps are tenacious.
The Fix: Run your fingers over the seal and double-check to be sure it’s intact. If it’s not, Consider using some tape until it’s too cold for the wasps. Also, if there is a nest nearby, hire a professional to remove it.
If you want a permanent fix, Consider replacing the seals that are probably starting to degrade.
Wasp Nest in the Attic
Another place wasps get in is the attic. If there are gaps, holes, or openings near the roofline of your bedroom, it’s very likely wasps will come in.
Many bedrooms also have attic access in the ceiling, which is easily infiltrated by wasps.
Wasps also like to make nests under rafters and roofing material and tear apart insulation to start building their nest.
Another thing about attics: they often have large gaps and holes from various wires coming into the house. Those will need to be sealed up to prevent future unwanted wasp tenents.
The Fix: Get on a ladder and look for holes around to see if you can spot a wasp nest in the attic. If there is one call an exterminator to deal with it.
Once the exterminator has done his thing, You can start patching up all the holes and cracks the wasps have been using to gain entry into the attic. As the exterminator to keep an eye out for those holes and to let you know so you can patch them up.
Once the holes are patched up, Seal any gaps in between roof rafters to prevent future infestations.
Air Conditioner Wasp Nest
Air conditioners are often an easy entry point into the house for wasps. They’ve also been known to create nests inside and around the air conditioning unit.
The Fix: Make sure the air conditioner is tightly closed so wasps cannot get in. Also, Ensure all vents are pointing outside.
If there are any gaps around the air conditioner where it’s hooking up to your house, Seal them off immediately to prevent future invasions or infestations.
Unfortunately, because of the nature of the air conditioner, wasps always come in and out on occasion since you can’t completely seal everything off.
As a result, what you need to do is contact an exterminator and schedule the job as soon as possible. You also want to call them right away if you see any wasps flying about near the AC unit because that’s a sign they’re building their nest there.
Wasp Nest in the Wall
This one is a bit rarer and much more difficult to deal with.
If a wasp does decide to make a nest in your bedroom wall, odds are it’s built up quite a bit.
And this means cutting out portions of the wall and removing the entire nest is necessary for complete eradication.
This is not a small job and you definitely shouldn’t do it yourself. Hire a professional instead.
The Fix: Get an exterminator to take care of it.
And since this is the most difficult one, The only sure-fire way to prevent wasps from nesting in your bedroom wall is to find out exactly where they are getting in and patching the hole up tightly before they start building their nest there.
The exterminator should be able to locate the entry point with ease while he or she is at your home inspecting the nest.
How to Get a Wasp Out of Your Bedroom and What to Do if a Wasp Is in Your Bedroom?
Assuming you want to deal with the entry points, you first need to get rid of the current wasp invader before you can deal with the entry points.
You have a few options here:
You can just use a fly swatter once it lands on a wall or on the floor. This method is surprisingly effective, as you would expect.
Just be sure to hit it really hard and jump back with fear and shock. Just kidding. But definitely keep an eye on where it lands so you can scoop it up and throw it outside or in the trash.
Another option is to catch it with a cup and slide a piece of paper under the cop to catch it alive and release it back outside.
This is the best method to deal with a wasp if you don’t want to kill it, but it’s also the most tricky as one slip up could get a confused and angry wasp looking right at you.
Is It Safe to Sleep With a Wasp in the Room
It’s definitely not a good idea to ignore a wasp in your room while you’re trying to sleep. I’m not even sure how you could sleep in that situation honestly.
In all honestly, a wasp isn’t going to sting you for no reason. Especially if you’re just sleeping and minding your own business.
However, if it lands on your pillow or blanket while you are asleep and you roll over or swat it away, it might easily sting you to protect itself. (I’ve seen it happen, mostly with bees)
In this case, it’s definitely not safe to sleep if a wasp is in the room. You need to get out of bed and deal with the wasp before going back to sleep or you risk being stung while you’re sleeping.
That’s a huge risk especially if you are allergic. If you are, get someone else to remove the wasp for you. It’s not worth the risk to your health and life to deal with it yourself.