Every year, the warmer months bring these stinging pests to backyards throughout New England. There are many different types of wasps that can become a nuisance around the house.
Wasps cover a wide swath of species; their appearances are just as varied. Compared to other flying and stinging insects:
- Wasps generally feature two pairs of wings and a pinched, defined waist. They are black, dark red, metallic green, brown or blue in color and some species may display stripes.
- Wasps range from a half-inch to 1.5 inches long.
- They go after particular nesting spots around your home: Eaves, soffits and gutters, as well as eating areas, patios, pools and playground equipment. You might even find them in your attic.
- While wasps aren’t always pollinators, they’re attracted to flowers and plants and may seek food in sweet, fatty substances, including crumbs, soda and sticky residue in your trash.
Wasps build their nests from chewed wood or mud, depending on the species. While they are not outwardly aggressive, colonies become defensive if they sense a disturbance. When in defensive mode, they can sting multiple times and potentially triggering an allergic reaction.
As a group, wasps vary so their behavior won’t be uniform:
- Some species live in colonies, which individually may harbor thousands of wasps.
- Other wasps are more solitary, but that doesn’t mean they won’t infest your property. Rather, these wasps lay eggs, which then hatch. Certain species may even be parasitic, using the bodies of caterpillars or spiders to lay their eggs. The larvae then feed on their host.
- Certain wasps may be predatory, going after other insects and mammals.
Wasp Removal and Extermination
It’s never a good idea to remove wasps on your own. Based on the points mentioned above, you could be dealing with an aggressive swarm that goes after you and anyone in the surrounding area.
While there is a wide range of chemicals on the market that may help you get rid of your wasp problem, the chemicals used in these pesticides can be harmful to your health. Our methods are safe for humans and pets.
If you’ve discovered a wasp infestation at your home, your best option is to call an exterminator. 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 treatment to the nests.
- Once all colonies have been eliminated, we fully remove all nests to help prevent future infestations.
- We offer tips for keeping wasps off your property and assist with any long-term 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 extermination.