With spring showers come May flowers, and with that comes wasps! The familiar buzzing of a flying insect could be anything from a fly to a bumblebee to a wasp. So, you need to pay close attention and identify the insects are flying around your home. Certain pests, such as wasps, should be taken very seriously.
So why and when should you be worried about wasps?
Why You Should Worry About Wasps
Wasps can come in many shapes and sizes and unlike bees, some wasps are solitary while others thrive in large colonies. Some wasps are able to survive on plant nectar, while others are parasitic and attack other insects. It can be difficult to identify the different species of wasps on your own, so you should treat most wasp infestations with the same level of care.
Unlike the common bee, wasps do not leave their stingers behind when they sting someone or something. This means that wasps can sting over and over again – which makes them a painful pest to get rid of. Some wasp stings can be fatal and certain individuals might have a severe allergic reaction if stung.
Noticing even one wasp should raise some concern, because when you spot one wasp, you will know that their nest isn’t too far away. Wasps are well known for viciously defending their nests, which makes them difficult to remove without professional help.
Getting Rid of Wasps
The best thing to do when you notice wasps or wasp nests around your property is to call a professional. Pest control professionals know the best, and safest, practices for wasp nest removal, and you should take caution before trying to remove the nest on your own.
There are many DIY wasp removal methods available, but it is questionable whether or not they are effective. To treat a wasp infestation, you need to remove the wasp nest entirely. This is a dangerous task, due to the high probability of wasp stings. If you notice a wasp nest, do not attempt to swat it down yourself – it will most likely end up being very painful for the swatter.
Not only will pest control professionals be able to identify the type of wasp that is being removed, but they will come equipped with safety gear needed to prevent being stung during the removal and will be able to effectively terminate the wasp infestation.
Preventive Pest Control: Your Ally Against Wasps
It’s almost wasp season, so it is time to prepare yourself. Preventive Pest Control can eliminate wasp nests for you. To learn more about our preventive pest control measures, contact us today!