Keeping Wasps Away From your Home

Wasps can be very valuable to the environment, pollinating flowers and preying on other insects, however, most of us do not want them in our yards or near our home. They can be a danger to people and our four legged friends. Wasps are different from bees, as they have long, thin bodies that are nipped at the waist. The most important difference to note, between bees and wasps, is that bees have a stinger that is left in the skin and wasps have the ability to sting multiple times. This makes wasps a very real threat to anyone near their nest.

Wasp Nest Blog 1There are a few important steps you can take to prevent wasps from creating a nest near your home. Be sure to never leave food or drinks outside uncovered. Wasps will remember the food source and be likely to build their nest near a food source. Also, fill all holes in your yard with dirt to prevent wasps from nesting underground. Finally, be sure to secure all entry points of your home to prevent wasps from entering your home. Use caulk or weather stripping around windows or doors to close all openings.

If you have already discovered wasps on your property, the best thing to do is to call a pest control professional. An experience exterminator will be able to tell what type of wasps are on the premises and how best to eliminate them. Never attempt to remove a wasp nest on your own. A single nest could be home to 700 wasps! Being stung numerous times from a wasp can be deadly, don’t take that chance! Give Ransford Pest Control a call as soon as you suspect a wasp nest on your property. We can handle all your pest control needs.

And one final thought. NEVER USE LIQUID WASP SPRAY ON A HOLE INTO A WALL IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE ACTUAL NEST.  This will seriously compound the problem forcing them into the building.


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