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Wasps

Wasp Pest Control

Wasps can be helpful to gardeners, but they are dangerous. Wasps will sting people if they feel threatened, especially around their nests. Because wasp stings are painful and can cause allergic reactions, it’s best for a trained exterminator to remove any wasp nests close to your home, business, or other high traffic areas. West Termite, Pest & Lawn is equipped to provide top-notch wasp pest control, safely and efficiently.

The West Termite, Pest & Lawn Process

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Step 1: Inspection

One of our team of exterminators will inspect your property to locate wasp nests, determine the best way to remove the nests, and identify the type(s) of wasps present. (If multiple kinds of wasps are identified, we will customize our treatment plan to effectively address your specific pest issues.) While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.

 

Step 2: Exterminate Wasp Nests

Upon locating the wasps on your property, we will treat their nests with professional-grade products that kill the wasps inside, allowing us to remove the nests safely. We work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all parties present.

 

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Step 3: Remove Food Sources

                                                                                                     We will identify any food sources, including certain flowering plants and other insects, that you may not realize are attractive to wasps and may be removed or relocated from your property.

 

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Step 4: Install Bait Stations

We will strategically place wasp bait around your home or business in order to address any remaining wasps.

Step 5: Prevention & Maintenance

We will offer strategies to help you prevent future infestations or instances of wasps entering your home. These may include caulking, sealing up any holes in screened areas, etc. If you have experienced recurrent wasp infestations on your property, we recommend annual inspections and installation of bait stations, as needed, to prevent wasps from nesting.

What to Expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn

 

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If you already have a wasp pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Once you find a wasp nest, it can be dangerous to attempt to remove it. Store bought pesticides and homemade repellents typically are not strong enough to subdue wasps.
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Different kinds of wasps can react to threats with varying levels of aggression. Some species will swarm and sting repeatedly, which can cause serious injury to those with allergies. Attempting to remove a wasp nest can be dangerous without training or proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Frequently Asked Wasp Questions

 

Are all wasps equally aggressive?

 

Wasps can vary in aggression levels. Paper Wasps are known to defend their nests, but they usually will not sting unless they feel threatened. Yellow Jackets may be highly aggressive, so early treatment is critical to prevent serious issues related to these pests. Mud Daubers, who do not live in colonies but instead occupy small nests with only their offspring, are generally docile and do not swarm like other wasps.

What attracts wasps?

 

Wasps seek out shelter and food sources, and West Termite & Pest Control will help you identify the parts of your property that offer these “attractive hazards.” Fruit trees, garbage disposal cans or areas, other insects, and even hummingbird feeders can attract wasps, so removing or relocating food sources can help prevent wasp activity.

What plant repels wasps?

 

Because wasps have a keen sense of smell, they are repelled by plants with strong odors. Wasp-deterrent plants include pennyroyal, marigold, wormwood, mint, basil, and geranium. Essential oils of those plants, plus lemongrass and clove, can help discourage wasp activity. They also dislike vinegar, sliced cucumber, and bay leaves.

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For an experienced wasp pest control specialist, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free assessment and provide you with an obligation-free quote.