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A Useful Wasp Prevention Guide For Your Lawrenceville Yard

wasps on nest

Wasps are flying creatures with stinging capabilities that share some similarities with bees. Compared to bees that often have a rounded body style, wasps generally appear longer and leaner. Wasps also have much less hair and appear in brighter colors than bees. 

The body of a wasp has a distinctively narrow “waist” that connects the thorax and abdomen. Wasps have long legs that typically dangle below during flight. Wasps demonstrate much more aggressive behavior than bees and can sting multiple times. 

How do wasps help the environment? Despite their dangerous reputation, wasps create some environmental benefits. Wasps prey on many creatures, which helps to reduce the population of many undesirable pests and some types that hinder agricultural crops. Research indicates that wasps pollinate hundreds of different types of plants. 

Are wasps or other potentially dangerous stinging insects nesting in your yard? Based on the potential dangers these pests pose, consulting with a Lawrenceville pest control professional who understands how to remove wasp nests safely is certainly the best option for local homeowners. 

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Wasps 

Experts categorize wasps into social and solitary categories. Social wasps typically create large nests with hundreds or thousands of members. 

Although many types of wasps choose nesting locations that are somewhat secluded, they routinely appear on properties in residential neighborhoods, such as in trees, below roof overhangs, or voids near gutter systems. Most people detect wasp nests by the amount of incoming and outgoing traffic. 

What is the difference between a wasp and a hornet? The majority of stinging insects have similar characteristics and behavioral activities. Hornets are a type of wasp, and the majority of species in North America have similarities to the yellow jacket, among the most prevalent types of wasps. Three primary types of hornets exist in the U.S.: the bald-faced hornet, cicada killer (sand hornet), and the European hornet. Hornets generally lack the bright colors and dynamic markings seen among wasps. For example, the bald-faced hornet is predominately white and black. 

Why You Don't Want Wasps Hanging Around Your Yard 

Once they perceive danger, wasps will attack—often in groups. While most stinging victims experience skin irritation and minor pain, some people have dangerous allergic reactions. Can wasps sting more than once? Yes. Wasps can sting you repeatedly. 

Six Eco-Friendly And Effective Wasp Prevention Tips 

Wasps may pose significant health risks, particularly among those with allergies. Some of the recommended practices for preventing these pests include: 

  1. Remember to thoroughly clean up food scraps and packaging materials following barbeques and cookouts. 
  2. Trash bags placed in outdoor areas should remain in durable, sealed garbage receptacles.
  3. Avoid feeding pets on patios or decks, relocate or remove hummingbird feeders, and pick up fallen fruits. 
  4. Consider alternatives to aromatic flowers such as wormwood or geranium. 
  5. Refrain from wearing fragrant perfume, cologne, or lotion before going outdoors in the summer months. 
  6. During the spring, inspect the yard for any potential nesting sites, such as holes or crevices that need filling or sealing.

Keep in mind that many types of stinging insects build nests in the ground, which you might accidentally encounter.

Contact The Professionals For Total Wasp Control For Your Yard 

The specialists with ProCare Pest Services will safely remove the nests of wasps and other stinging insects for clients in Lawrenceville. 

Our staff receives initial and ongoing training and has many of the latest products at their disposal. Wasps pose significant potential health risks; therefore, these activities are best performed by a professional. 

Contact us today for an onsite inspection of the premises.