Pest Control and Treatment for Wasps
Wasps are very threatening insects. Their nests can quickly grow to contains thousands of workers and larvae, and their presence on your property can be dangerous. While these magnificent insects do act as a form of pest control for other pesky insects, these benefits can be outweighed by the threat they pose to your home and family.
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At Pest Solutions, we offer a number of wasp pest control measures, including inspections, exterminations, and preventative measures.
When to Contact Pest Control
There are a number of natural solutions and store bought products that can be used by homeowners to remove wasp nests. However, there are a number of situations where services of a professional pest control company are needed, including when:
- There’s a large nest.
- There’s a nest in a difficult location.
- Wasp infestations are common and recurring.
- Family members have allergies.
- The infestation could be a sign of other serious problems in the home.
In these situations, it is both wise and safe to contact an experienced pest control company to remove the insects.
Wasp Pest Control Services
Here at Pest Solutions, we provide industry standard solutions to wasp pest problems, including:
- Biological pest control (use of natural repellents and predators).
- Mechanical pest control (physical barriers).
- Elimination of breeding grounds, food sources, etc.
- Natural and chemical pesticides.
After conducting a thorough inspection of the infested area, we provide an analysis of the species, behaviors, and diet of the wasp; what brought them to your property; and how we would remove them. We can also provide other repairs and set up a future pest maintenance plan to prevent the wasps from returning.
Kinds of Wasps and Behaviors
The three most common types of wasps are paper wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. Most wasps appear smooth and slender with thin waists. Unlike bees, wasps prey on other insects such as flies and caterpillars. They also enjoy human food and garbage.
Wasps must start a new colony each spring. During the winter, all the wasps will die except for the queen, who hibernates until the spring when she can start a new colony. The wasps build a nest made from chewed wood fiber and saliva, which acts as a fortress for the queen and larvae.
When wasps sense that they or their nest is being threatened, they will sting the intruder. Wasps can sting as many times as they like, as their stingers should not break off after a single sting.
Paper wasps are unique in where they prefer to build their nest. Generally, paper wasps prefer tree limbs, beams, and building overhangs to do this. They also like to nest in the small cavities of walls, poles, and gutters, and also in the attics of garages, barns, and sheds.
Paper wasps can also end up in the attics of older homes. Once the insects are dead and the nest has been removed, it is good to invest in having the attic air-sealed to prevent future infestations.
Yellow jackets have the distinct black and yellow marks on the bodies that we are all so familiar with. Visit our page on yellow jackets for more detailed information.
Hornets are another kind of wasp that is particularly common throughout Washington. For more information about these insects, feel free to review our hornet pest control services.
Contact Pest Solutions
If you have been dealing with a wasp infestation and would like professional assistance, contact Pest Solutions today. One of our skilled technicians would be glad to inspect your property and start discussing ways to permanently remove these dangerous and pesky insects from your property.
To contact Pest Solutions with questions or more information, give us a call at (866)518-8122 or fill out our contact form.