Did you know that there are over 30,000 wasp species in the world? You'd be surprised to learn that not all of them come in the bright yellow and black variety and that they're actually good for controlling other insects!
However, they can sometimes make nests that are much too close to our homes. In that case, they might threaten the safety of you and your loved ones.
Thankfully, getting rid of a wasp infestation is possible since there are pest control services that can handle it for you.
If you think you need wasp removal services, here's what to expect.
Not all situations will warrant a call to a pest control company. For example, if you only have a few inside your home, there are a few things you can try first.
However, you might not feel comfortable DIYing it. Perhaps you're allergic to wasp stings or aren't sure if your family members are. Or maybe there's a wasp nest outside that's very close to your house but up high, so you don't want to risk injury by trying to get to it yourself.
In that case, a call to a local pest control company can be a good idea.
First of all, there's a difference between wasp removal and treatment.
When you call a pest control company, they'll usually send someone out to take a good look at your property. This will help them look for the nests, their locations, and determine how bad your infestation is. This also allows the experts to determine exactly what type of wasp you have so they can further customize their plan.
In most cases, wasp nest removal isn't needed. However, what will happen is that the wasps nest will be treated.
Now that you understand the difference between removal and treatment, let's discuss the different steps our professional team will take when you call us out.
As mentioned above, the technicians will have to do a thorough walkthrough of your property. This will enable them to find out what types of wasps are present, how many of them there are, and where the nests are.
They might even find that instead of wasps, you have bees on your property. In that case, they'll have to change their course of action
Otherwise, from there, they'll have a discussion about which insecticides to use. They'll speak to you about their plans so you're always in the loop and will feel comfortable with the plan moving forward.
There are several types of insecticides that the pest control company can use: spray, dust, or smoke. Whichever type they choose, they'll put the insecticide right at the entrance of the nests.
What happens is when the wasps return to the nest from being outside, they'll pick up the insecticide. And when they go inside the nest, it'll fill up with the insecticide too. In most cases, all of the wasps of the nest will be dead by the end of the day.
There's also an insecticide that comes in foam form. This is a quick-acting product that'll kill all of the wasps in the nest right away. However, this obviously won't kill any wasps that are outside since they're out of reach.
Usually, the pest control company is done after they've applied the insecticide. But if you need the nest removed for any reason, they can do that for you too.
Wasp prevention is just as important as removal. After all, what's the point of getting wasp removal services if they just keep returning?
Of course, these are bugs we're talking about, so there's no 100% effective way to keep wasps from making a home on your property. However, there are some ways you can make it less attractive to them.
When you have your windows open, this invites wasps in to find a cozy place to settle down in. So prevent this from happening by leaving your windows shut as often as possible.
If you have to open them during hot weather, consider installing screens so that wasps (and other bugs) can't find their way in.
Your trash cans are a treasure trove for not just wasps, but many other pests as well. Because of this, it's in your best interest to keep them shut.
Empty your trash cans often if you find them overfilled and the lid isn't on completely.
While wasps are attracted to certain plants, they're repelled by others. Some plants that wasps aren't fond of include:
Not only will these plants repel wasps, but they'll also make beautiful additions to your garden!
Now you know what the wasp removal process is like. The next step is giving us a call so we can come inspect your property, see how your situation is like, and then take the best course of action to get rid of wasps around your house.
With us around, you won't have to worry about a thing. We'll safely get rid of these pests so you and your family can feel at ease on your property.
If you need a wasp exterminator, contact us now. We have over 27 years of experience!