Wasps & Wasp Control
Wasps are the last thing you want to see thriving in your backyard when you send your kids out. They are hyper-territorial and will attack if anyone gets too close to the nest or disturbs them in any way. For most, a single sighting of wasps is enough to induce paranoia because of the wasp’s unpredictable nature. Ensuring your home and yard remain wasp-free with professional wasp control service will leave you with peace of mind.
Wasps Are Not All That Bad
Despite being so intimidating to most, wasps do play an essential role in the ecosystem. Wasps are pollinators which means the spring and summer months is their busy season. During the warm months, it is not uncommon to find a wasp inside a flower gathering pollen. The act of pollinating is what helps our world to keep growing and thriving forward.
Additionally, wasps act as a great form of biological pest control around the exterior of the home. Adult wasps will paralyze an insect and then feed it to its larvae to help them grow. Wasps being natural predators help protect your garden and foliage from highly destructive insects, like aphids. Wasp control prevents wasps from creating nests around your home, not wholly decimate populations.
What Do Wasps Eat?
A wasp’s primary food source is nectar and pollen though they will attack other insects and paralyze them. Typically they do not eat the insects they kill, but instead, they will bring the insect back to the colony. The larvae will feed on the dead insects as a source of protein while they are growing. Some wasp species will eat insects or dead animals, but they will opt for nectar and pollen for the majority.
Part of a successful wasp control program includes eliminating any possible food source that may attract them.
Common Nesting Spots
- Under Eves- This is one of the most common nesting locations for wasps to establish a nest. They will form their nest up high, away from other insects and people, and protection from rain and different weather. Eves are also easy to hide their nests which will provide more protection from possible threats.
- Ground Nests- Some wasp species are notorious ground nesters. They will dig out a large hole underground and build a nest. Their underground dwelling is extremely dangerous because it can be challenging to spot them at first. However, you get too close to a ground nest; they will begin to buzz by as a warning before stinging.
- Sheds- An ideal location for wasps to build a nest is in sheds or other less-trafficked structures. As much as you do not want to be around the wasps, they do not want to be around you.
Best Wasp Prevention Methods
Flying insects are difficult to prevent because there is no proper way of stopping them from nesting in the house. There are a few steps you can take to perform your own wasp control.
- Pick up and cover trash cans. Wasps will scavenge through trash to look for potential food sources. Ensure waste is not lying around the property and that trashcans remain closed when not in use.
- Take some time to inspect the yard and look for any holes in the ground. Yellowjackets will use old holes from other critters to build a nest.
- Seal off any gaps around the home that may lead inside the wall voids. Wasps will sneak their way inside those tight-fitting places to build a nest.
- Cover or move compost piles away from the house. Wasps love compost because of the infinite food sources. They love rotten fruit!
Pest Threat Level- 6/10
Wasps are not a pest you want to share your home or yard with, but they are easy to control. After removing the nests, wasps will typically leave the property and not come back. They do not generally re-nest in the same spot more than once. The challenging part about wasps is identifying the nest and removing them.
A professional wasp control service in the Beaverton area will remove the nest safely and ensure the wasps leave entirely. Attempting to remove a wasp nest yourself will heighten the risk of being swarmed by the whole colony.
Dangers of Wasps
Wasps are highly territorial, which heightens the danger of them nesting in your yard. Anyone who accidentally stumbles upon a wasp nest is at high risk of bites and stings from wasps. Unlike bees who only sting one time, wasps will sting several times at once—not just getting stung by a wasp several times, but getting stung by a whole wasp colony.
The only time wasps attack alone is if they are disturbed while pollinating or gathering. If anyone is allergic to wasps, then they may be prone to severe medical complications when stung. One of the most significant issues with wasps is their nests are easy to hide. The chances of accidentally stepping on or getting too close to a wasp nest are exceedingly high.
Wasp control programs will drastically reduce the risk of ever facing a vicious wasp colony attack.
Prime Is Your Local Wasp Control Expert!
When wasps make a special appearance around your property, give Prime Pest Solutions a call! Our wasp control and removal service will protect you and your family from a complete wasp infestation.
When you go with Prime Pest Solutions, you get:
- Complete wasp control and nest removal
- Control of other household pests
- True industry experts with constant training
- Free re-services
- Support to your local businesses and community
Contact us today to get a FREE estimate for service and get started on your wasp control program!