Have you ever been stung by a wasp? If not, then consider yourself lucky! Wasp stings are quite painful and harmful. For example, some people can have quite a scary reaction. As summer brings wasps out and they build their nests, along with undergo their mating process, you should know a few important things about wasp nests (and wasp removal!). After all, if left alone, wasp nests can turn into gigantic structures.
What You Need to Know About Wasp Nests
Wasp nests can normally be found in holes in the ground or inside hollow trees, though they feel equally at home in sheds, wall cavities, eaves and roofs. Unusually large numbers of wasps around your home indicates a wasp nest in close vicinity. Additionally, you might also notice a nest that has been constructed around or in other fixtures.
In particular, wasps tend to increase their activity in the late summer, which is when colonies produce males and new queens. The males fly away to mate and the queens then find a place to hibernate. Then, as the summer ends, the cold weather in the fall (and ultimately by winter) eventually kills the males, workers, and foundation queen.
Another interesting note about wasps vs bees is that although wasps are fond of sweet things, they don’t have the nectar-sucking mouth parts of bees. As a result, towards the end of the summer the workers turn their attention to sweet substances, which is why they become a nuisance to people at this time.
Wasps can yield a painful sting, and unlike bees they can sting repeatedly. For a minority of people the venom in their sting causes anaphylactic shock which can be fatal. Additionally, wasps use its stinger for killing prey, but it also uses it effectively for defending itself. The sting has associated glands that produces venom as well.Plus, because the venom in wasps contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive, it’s not advisable to swat one near its nest or other wasps. As a result, if you observe a wasp nest near your home, then seeking a professional wasp nest removal service is in your best interest.
WASP NEST REMOVAL AND EXTERMINATION
It’s never a good idea to tackle wasp removal on your own because you could be dealing with an aggressive swarm that goes after you and anyone in the surrounding area. Additionally, while there is a wide range of chemicals on the market that may help you get rid of your wasp control problem, the chemicals used in these pesticides can be harmful to your health. However, working with a reputable wasp next removal specialist helps ensure extermination chemicals are safe for humans and pets.
How can Eliminate ‘Em help?
- We find all wasp nests on your property, including difficult-to-reach areas below the surface.
- Our technicians make sure no one is in the surrounding areas before applying an eco-friendly wasp treatment to the nests.
- Once all colonies have been eliminated, we fully remove all nests to help prevent future wasp infestations.
- We offer tips for keeping these stinging pests off your property and assist with any long-term wasp pest control. We may address your garbage, landscaping, and other outdoor habits.
- Per your request, we can arrive in unmarked vans.
Eliminate ‘Em offers your family safe, quick, and reliable wasp control.
The trained technicians at Eliminate ‘Em can provide professional wasp nest removal from your home. The best time to eliminate wasps is NOW before their nests get larger. Don’t hesitate to call us! 1-866-802-7378