– If you find a wasp in your fireplace, it is probably because there are dead insects and/or other food sources that they can use to build nests or feed their young. By sealing up the cracks and crevices around your house’s foundation with caulk, fire block foam sealant, weather stripping, etc., you will be able to prevent them from entering into any area of your home where they might seek shelter. In addition to preventing wasps from nesting inside your chimney flue – which could lead to a dangerous infestation for both humans and pets alike – this may also help reduce the likelihood of seeing more baby flies throughout springtime as well!
Wasps in the fireplace can be annoying and dangerous. Here are some tips on how to get rid of them:
– Remove wood from your hearth if there is any.
– Inspect all possible entry points so you know where they’re coming from before spraying wasp poison or using an insecticide spray. Be sure it won’t damage anything else, like furniture near the chimney area, carpeting and flooring around the fireplace, etc… If necessary move things away when spraying insecticides at night when these critters come out for food; then return everything back after a couple hours. Also inspect for cracks that could let other bugs such as roaches inside (and keep up with pest control). And if you have a wood-burning fireplace, be sure that it’s not leaking any smoke into the house.
– Don’t use insecticides inside your home unless necessary; when you do spray outdoors in a well ventilated area with no wind and avoid spraying on plants next to doors or windows where they can get back in. If possible close off all but one entrance point for days until all wasps are gone (if there is more than one way for them to come in). But make sure nothing else will let bugs like roaches inside if this is an issue (such as cracks around ventilation areas near pipes under sinks, etc..)
– Vacuum up dead ones every day then throw away vacuum bag outside after each vacuuming session.
– If you have a wood burning fireplace, be sure to use appropriate firewood and keep flue open when it’s in use. Only burn dry seasoned wood that is less than 20% moisture content or less so there won’t be any smoke inside your house from creosote buildup on the chimney walls (and maybe get an inspection if this has been a problem). And don’t allow kids or pets near the area where they could touch hot embers while playing until cool enough for safety. Also close off all openings under doors and windows before using fireplace to prevent other pests like mice from getting inside too since these can chew through thin plastic barriers. Try finding cracks with something sticky first then cover them up with steel wool pads dipped in pet or household oil to discourage them from chewing through.
– Keep the area around your chimney clear of brush, leaves and other combustible materials. Don’t stack firewood next to house where wasps can access it too since they may nest inside wood stacks out in open areas nearby instead if there are no walls near by for protection (such as under decks). Rotting wood is also a good place for termites so be sure you inspect this type of material before bringing it indoors when doing yard work. Try burning up any excess piles occasionally to prevent pests like rodents from living in these; but don’t burn treated lumber that contains chemicals toxic to humans and pets either due to fumes produced during combustion process (and keep kids away while doing this).
– Keep your house well ventilated if you’re burning wood in the fireplace. And don’t let it get smoky inside (and keep doors and windows closed to contain smoke as much as possible until after fire is out – but be sure nothing else will allow bugs like mice or roaches into home while doing so since cracks around door frames etc… can do that, which may require sealing up with steel wool pads dipped in pet or household oil first then covering them back up afterwards). Also avoid using synthetic logs made of petroleum products because they burn hotter than real ones resulting in more creosote buildup on chimney walls over time causing a greater risk for fires too due to high flammability of these materials. Use only natural logs that are less than 20% moisture content or less when burning in fireplace instead. Be sure to keep up with regular chimney cleanings and inspections by a professional for safety too (and if you have pets, don’t allow them around the area where hot embers can fall on them while still smoldering before they cool down enough).
– Keep an eye out for any cracks inside wall near windows or doors that could let bugs like roaches into home; then repair these areas as necessary to stop pests from coming indoors since this is their way in most of the time (and seal such openings shut using steel wool pads dipped in pet or household oil first then covering back over again – be careful about spraying insecticides while doing so as this may also prevent those from taking effect). Also keep the area around your chimney clear of brush, leaves and other combustible materials so wasps can’t nest there.