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Many people find wasps to be incredibly annoying, but they also have the potential to be quite dangerous. Even if you are not allergic to them, wasps can swarm and repeatedly sting you. If this happens, you will be in great pain and it may take weeks for the swelling to fully subside. After seeing a wasp nest near your home, or just a great number of wasps, it is important that you speak to a Walla Walla wasp control specialist that can help take care of the problem. Removing nests and eliminating wasps is quite tricky, particularly since wasps are very effective at pest control themselves, so you do not want to kill them.

Lifespan of Wasps

It is important to understand the lifespan of a wasp so that if you have a problem, you will understand when they are most likely to bother you during a backyard barbecue. Wasps only live for about 40 days. During this time they hunt for dead wood and plant materials that they will chew to mix it with their saliva and turn these materials into paper, which they will use for their nest. Meanwhile, the queen wasp keeps busy making cells in the nest so she can lay her eggs. In this phase of the wasp’s life, their diet mainly consists of nectar and insects.

By late summer, all the wasp eggs have hatched and the wasps have all left the nest. At this point, they are no longer looking for insects and nectar to eat but instead, will become more interested in your food and garbage. It is also during this time that wasps become the most aggressive as they try to survive.

Controlling Wasps

As wasps become aggressive, you may find it extremely difficult to get rid of them on your own, particularly if there is a nest hanging nearby. First and foremost, it is important to never swat at wasps or try to crush them. Doing this may only result in you getting stung anyway but worse, wasps release pheromones when they sting or are crushed, and it is this chemical that calls out to nearby wasps and causes them to swarm. Instead, it is better to remain calm and still and remove yourself from the situation, or try to deter the wasp.

When controlling wasps, many homeowners try DIY measures that include creating their own traps. These traps often include plastic bottles, funnels, and sugary liquids, but none of these are the best way to get rid of a wasp problem.

It is more important to trap wasps rather than kill them. When working on building their nest, wasps feed off of mainly insects and nectar, which is a very effective and natural pest control solution. However, the traps that homeowners create when trying to eliminate a wasp problem usually kill the wasps by drowning them, removing that pest control and perhaps leading to bigger problems.

Additionally, homemade traps simply do not usually work. Even when they do, they are usually more effective at eliminating yellowjackets, not hornets or other types of wasps, such as paper wasps. For this reason, it is always best to call a professional pest control company that can help keep wasps out of your home and yard.

It is important to regularly inspect the outside of the home and to look for cracks and crevices that could allow wasps into the home. While conducting these inspections, it is also important to look under the eves and roofs of buildings, as these are likely places for a wasp colony to create a nest. Wasps prefer to build their nests in areas that are dark and quiet. So, if there is a location around the home that is particularly problematic, installing a light may be enough to keep wasps away.

After finding a nest, there are steps you can take to remove it yourself, but this is particularly dangerous. An experienced and professional pest control service can take care of this dangerous job to keep you and your family safe. 

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” I CALLED THESE GUYS ON A FRIDAY NIGHT AT 7:00 AND THEY WERE AT MY HOUSE AN HOUR LATER TO TREAT FOR WASPS THAT HAD OVERTAKEN MY LAUNDRY ROOM. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE GUYS. ”   -SARAH SMITH

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Our Washington Pest Control Specialists are Here to Help Get Rid of Wasps

Although many people may think that wasps are nothing more than an annoyance, that is not true. They are very beneficial, as they eat insects such as flies and caterpillars, but it is easy to lose sight of that fact when they are invading your yard or your home. If you have a wasp problem, our Walla Walla pest control specialists at Pointe Pest Control are here to help. Call us today at (509) 524-8448 or contact us online so we can prepare a quote for you and tell you more about how we can help.

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