Yakima, Washington is an agricultural region noted for its plentiful apple, wine and hop production. Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. This city is definitely a flourishing gem in the agricultural scene and the insects are well aware of this too. Farmers often use parasitic wasps as pest control methods in farming to keep the harmful insects at bay. However, while wasps can be good for agriculture, they can be a true nuisance around your house. Wasps can reproduce rather quickly and become a terrible infestation within a short period of time. Protecting your house and family from this frustrating insect is imperative.
Gardening and BBQ ruination
Your yard is a place where your children play, where you escape to relax in the garden, and where your family can enjoy each other’s company for an evening barbecue. A peaceful evening in your yard can be annoyingly disrupted however, by pesky wasps. When your children run in crying from wasp stings, you know it’s time for some active measures. The safety and comfort of your family is in jeopardy.
What to do next?
Figuring out where the wasp nests are located is the first thing to do. Wasps like to nest under the eaves of your roof, in the ground, and even in hollow playground equipment. Unlike bees whose hives are made of wax while wasp nests are made of paper. Assessing the extent of the infestation and finding out where they are coming from can help pinpoint how bad the problem is. Once you find their nests however, don’t go near them. Wasps can sometimes become quite aggressive and without proper protective wear, disrupting their nests could be dangerous.