5 Reasons For Wasps In The Bedroom. And Easy Solutions

Wasps in the bedroom seem like an unusual occurrence. You may think that there’s nothing in your bedroom that can draw the wasps.

But that’s far from the truth.

The wasp sighting in the bedroom can appear random, but there are reasons for it.

In this guide, you’ll find out why you see wasps in your bedroom. 

Plus, you’ll learn some easy hacks to prevent wasps from entering your home and bedroom too.

Keep reading. 

Wasps In The Bedroom – Here’s Why

  1. There’s a wasp nest in your home’s walls.
  2. The queen wasp has arrived
  3. The wasp entered your house looking for food
  4. The queen wasp has woken up from hibernation
  5. The wasp randomly entered your home and failed to get out

Let’s get deep into each of these reasons.

Wasp Nest In Your Home’s Walls

Do you know that wasps build their nests in the cavities? Yes, they do.

The presence of a wasp inside your bedroom is a strong indication that there must be a wasp nest in your home’s walls.

And that nest is not necessarily in your bedroom. 

It can be inside a nearby attic, garage, roof eaves, and even underneath the patio deck. 

If you see multiple wasps in your bedroom or elsewhere inside your home, then there’s a high possibility of a wasp nest inside your home.

To begin with, inspect your attic, bathroom, and kitchen for any wasp nest. 

If you don’t find any, check the outdoor areas of your home, especially at the roof eaves and other lofty areas, including the trees.

The source of the wasps in the bedroom is the nest wasps built somewhere on your property.

Caution: If you see a wasp nest, don’t try to knock down the wasp nest. It’ll be disastrous for you.

You’ll get multiple painful stings which can lead to severe issues. Always call a pest controller to remove the wasp nest.

The Queen Wasp Has Arrived To Hibernate In Your Home

Wasps In The Bedroom

The second reason is the season when you see wasps in the bedroom and home.

If it’s late fall or the beginning of winter, then the wasp you see in your home is the queen wasp.

Queen wasps leave their nests in the late fall and look for places to hibernate through the winters.

That’s the time when they sneak inside homes looking for a dark, secluded, warm place to hide and hibernate.

The queen wasps are bigger than the ordinary worker wasps. They even have yellow and black stripes on the abdomen.

However, you’ll also notice lethargic wasps in the house and on the bedroom floor too. 

These are dying worker wasps that accidentally moved inside your home. 

The worker wasps also quit their nests in the fall and winter months. But unlike the queen, they don’t hibernate.

The worker wasps die.

The Wasps Are Looking For Food

Wasps feed on sweet and ripe fruits too. The strong smell of fresh ripe fruits from your home can also draw the wasps inside.

Attracted by the smell of fruits, these wasps will fly inside your home through the open doors and windows.

It’s pretty common in the late spring and the summer months. 

Some shampoos and soaps also emit a fruity smell. So, those smells can also draw wasps in the bathroom.

These wasps are active and are more common in the late spring and summer months. 

But bathrooms, with cracks and gaps on the walls, can have wasps nests too.

And that nest can be the source of wasps in the bedroom.

The Queen Wasps Have Come Out Of Hibernation

Suddenly at the beginning of spring, you’ll notice wasps in your home. 

It looks quite unusual to many people because they report the sightings of wasps in the home despite closed windows and doors.


It’s because the queen wasps successfully found a hiding place in the winter months to hibernate. 

And with the arrival of spring, they’re ready to lay eggs and build a new nest.

So, they fiercely buzz around inside the home, looking for a way out. 

That’s why many people notice wasps on windows inside their homes in the spring months.

It’s because the wasps are trying to move out. 

When these queen wasps are eager to move out of your home to build their nests, they can fly to any area of your home, including your bedroom.

The best way to deal with it is to open the windows and doors. The queen wasps will fly out.

The Wasp Is A Random Intruder And Failed To Get Out

The final reason for wasps in the bedroom (and your home) is that wasps flew in but failed to fly out.

Constant trying to move out fatigued the wasp. And now it has given up.

The wasp will try to sneak inside a cluttered place to hide in this situation. 

That can make the wasp get into your bedroom too.

You can either kill the wasp by spraying a wasp spray on it. 

Do not try to scoop off the wasp from the floor if you see the wasp crawling on the floor in the spring and summer months.

It’s because it’s not a dying wasp like the wasps you see in fall and winter.

Poking the crawling wasp can make the wasp aggressive, and you’ll risk yourself to a wasp sting.

Wasp In The Bedroom At Night

If there’s a wasp nest in your home and property, then there’s a strong possibility of wasps in the bedroom at night.

Wasps are active at night. But they’re active only to tend to their nests. 

But there’s a catch. 

Light attracts wasps, just like many other flying bugs in homes.

The light from your bedroom can draw the wasps to your bedroom at night.

The wasps can sneak inside the gaps between the mattress and the headboard and bed frame inside your bedroom.

They can hide underneath bed, wardrobe, and drawers too.

Not to mention crevices and vents in your bedroom can be hiding places for wasps too.

So, if you’ve noticed wasps in your home, it’s always a wise idea to check for wasps in these areas before you sleep.

If your skin presses them in your sleep, then there’s a 100% chance they’ll sting you. You don’t want that to happen.

A hack you can use is to vacuum clean the bed mattress and the gaps between it and the headboard and underneath the bed before going to bed.

Vacuuming will remove any wasp hiding in these places.

Can You Sleep With Wasps In Your Bedroom?

You may, but it’s risky. Wasps can land on your body. 

And there are chances of wasps stinging you if you twist and turn while at sleep.

So, it’s always best to remove the wasps from your bedroom before you go to bed.

You can do it by opening the windows or spraying a wasp killer spray.

How To Get Rid Of Wasps In The Bedroom?

In all honesty, wasps in the bedroom are a part of the bigger problem.

And the problem is there are wasps in the house and your property.

We don’t recommend any DIY ways of getting rid of wasps because it can expose you to the risk of wasp stings.

It’s critical to get rid of wasp nests to eliminate wasps from your home and property.

It’s because the wasp’s nest is the source of all wasps in your home.

And you should never tamper with the wasp nest. Wasp will fiercely defend their nests, and they’ll sting you. 

Hence, it’s always best to leave it in the hands of an experienced pest controller to do the job.

But you can prevent wasps from entering your bedroom. And you can use it by using wasp repellents.

Smells of peppermint and eucalyptus are proven wasp repellents. Wasps hate their smell.

You can prepare a mixture of peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil with water and spray it in your bedroom.

You can do the same in your entire home too.

Another way of keeping wasps away from your home and bedroom is by keeping wasp repelling plants.

Plants like citronella, thyme, and rosemary effectively keep wasps away. 

You can also prepare a wasp killer spray in your home with the help of dish soap.

Mix 1 tbsp of dish soap with 3 cups of water. Shake it well. And pour the mixture into a spray bottle.

Spray it on the wasp. The dish soap in the water will kill the wasp within15 minutes.

Do not forget to remove the dead wasps in your bedroom with the help of a broom and dustpan.

Leaving dead wasps around inside the home can attract other wasps and bugs like ants that feed on dead bugs.


This guide revealed the five reasons for wasps in the bedroom and inside your home.

  1. There’s a wasp nest in your home’s walls.
  2. The queen wasp has arrived
  3. The wasp entered your home looking for food
  4. The queen wasp has woken up from hibernation
  5. The wasp randomly entered your home and failed to get out

The underlying reasons for wasps in the home vary from season to season.

For example, in the fall and winter months, the wasps inside the home are queen wasps looking to hibernate and dying worker wasps.

Wasps in the bedroom are part of a bigger wasp infestation problem in your home and property.

It’s always a good idea to remove wasps and their nests from your home and property by hiring a professional pest controller.

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