Wasps

Wasp nests are often built in a location that is only convenient for wasps. Sometimes they're built too close or even within a home and can pose a risk of being stung by those who live there. Exclusive Pest Control can help you safely remove unwanted wasp nests and prevent any infestations in the future.

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About Wasps

In nature, wasps typically build their nests in shrubbery or high in the trees to protect them from predators. However, plant life is plant life to wasps, whether it’s in your yard or on your patio. As you may have already witnessed, however, wasps will nest in any tucked-away spot they can find. This includes the inside of a barbecue grill that’s hibernating for winter, your attic, your garage, or even within the walls of your home. This isn’t because their goal is to cohabitate with humans, but because there are things associated with humans that attract them to your personal space.

IDENTIFICATION

Wasps can be identified by their bright yellow and black or metallic green-blue coloring. They also can vary in size, although most are less than an inch in length. They differ from bees in appearance by the shape of their body – wasps are agile and thin, whereas bees are built for pollen transportation – fat and ‘hairy’.

Wasp Nest Removal

In nature, wasps typically build their nests in shrubbery or high in the trees to protect them from predators. However, plant life is plant life to wasps, whether it’s in your yard or on your patio. As you may have already witnessed, however, wasps will nest in any tucked-away spot they can find. This includes the inside of a barbecue grill that’s hibernating for winter, your attic, your garage, or even within the walls of your home. This isn’t because their goal is to cohabitate with humans, but because there are things associated with humans that attract them to your personal space.

How Did I Get Wasps?

Ultimately, it’s happenstance that wasps took up residence in and around your home. As mentioned, they’re oblivious to the difference between man-made areas of refuge and natural ones. Their primary goals when seeking a place to nest are safety from predators and nearby food sources.

Your home provides both, from your chimney to the blooms in your landscape. This means a hole in a tree in your yard is just as attractive as one in the woods, other insects around your home are just as appealing as the insects they feed on in the wild, and sugary drinks are just as alluring as nectar from a bloom. While wasps are beneficial for killing harmful insects and for pollinating your landscape plants, that doesn’t mean you have to live with them when they’re too close for comfort. There are effective ways to keep them from setting up camp in the first place.

Wasp Control Prevention Plan

You want to begin wasp-proofing your home prior to spring, which is the season their populations are the highest and they’re the most active. However, if winter has passed, and you think you may be on the verge of a wasp infestation, your wisest choice is to contact a professional wasp treatment service that will have the necessary gear and equipment to encourage the wasps to relocate to a more desirable location than your home.

Moreover, you may even want to rely on their services to wasp-proof your home in the fall or winter to save you the hassle. If you decide to do the wasp-proofing yourself, first examine the exterior of your home for potential entryways and nesting spots. These can be in the form of seep holes in brick exteriors, damaged siding and deck wood, ripped window screens and overgrown landscape plants next to your home.

Fill any holes with steel wool, make necessary repairs, and trim plants to provide space between them and your home. It’s also important to ensure that all outdoor trash cans are amply covered and that you keep any outdoor eating areas free of crumbs and soda spills. Finally, keep up with routine pest control treatments that will prevent other insect infestations that can serve as a food source for wasps.

Risks of DIY Wasp Removal

No matter the number, size, or location of wasp nests on your property, your best bet is to leave wasp treatment/removal to the professionals. Again, this is because they will have the experience, products and wearable gear to effectively, efficiently, and safely resolve the problem. In order to ensure effectiveness and safety, you need to understand which hive removal methods to avoid in order to prevent wasps from returning, painful or life-threatening stings and damage to your property.

Benefits of Professional Wasp Treatment

Not only will hiring a professional pest control service save you some hassle, it will also provide the following benefits:

  • Knowledge of the most likely nesting sites
  • Recommendations for controlling populations
  • Knowledge of different species (which are aggressive, and which are docile)
  • Answers to questions and advice for using traps and other control methods
  • Suggestions for reducing food sources and other prevention methods
  • Most importantly, the proper products, equipment and knowledge of methods

So, when wasps show up to crash your summer parties, you’ll want to make sure that they don’t overpopulate quickly and ruin your fun in the sun, hurt the ones you care for or cause damage to your property. To have peace of mind regarding these concerns, contact Exclusive Pest Control Charleston to take the worry and hassle off your shoulders. You can trust our team of professionals to keep you, your loved ones and your property out of harm’s way.

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