When people think of wasp infestations, their thoughts typically turn to the outdoors. Unfortunately, wasps can also make their way inside, particularly when the winter months hit and the queens of colonies need to find a place to survive the cold weather. Regardless of whether a wasp infestation is inside or out, it is essential that you are able to detect it quickly so you can get rid of it. Handling a wasp infestation on your own could be quite dangerous. It is always advised that you contact a Longview wasp control company that can help.
Signs of a Wasp Infestation Outside of the Home
You may see the odd wasp flying around your yard every now and again, but that does not necessarily mean that you have an infestation. The main signs of an outdoor infestation include:
- Many wasps: While it is true that one or two wasps is not enough to indicate a serious problem, seeing many wasps in your home could indicate an infestation. If you see many flying insects, first try to determine if what you are seeing are in fact wasps. Wasps have long slender bodies that are pinched at the waist, similar to an hourglass. If you see the wasps in the same area, it could indicate that they are moving back and forth from a nest on your property.
- Chewed wood: Wasps will often chew wood and then use it to build their nest, or they will tunnel through wood to use it as a hiding spot. If you see small holes around the exterior of your home, or tunnels, it is always best to contact a Longview wasp control company. A professional can tell you if you are dealing with wasps, or another type of insect.
- Visible nests: Of course, seeing a nest on your property is always a sure sign of an infestation. Wasps are most likely to nest in enclosed porches, gutters, and other areas that are protected from wind, rain, and other inclement weather