Can Wasps Cause Damage to Your Home?

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When we spot wasps in the backyard, most of us will think of our own safety first. We know that wasps stings can be painful and that unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly. They release pheromones to signal danger to the rest of their colony. A single angry wasp can quickly turn into a dangerous situation.

But do you ever stop to think about why that wasp was there in the first place? If you continue to find wasps on your property or inside your home, you probably have a serious wasp control problem on your hands. In this article, we’re going to explore whether or not wasps can cause damage to your home. And if they can, how bad can it be? 

Can Wasps Damage Your Home?

As you’ve probably already guessed, yes, wasps can cause some pretty extensive damage to your home. Wood wasps and horntail wasps are the two species of wasps that will cause the most damage to your home. These are the wasps you need to be most aware of.

A wasp nest can very easily become a problem as it grows in size and becomes damp. If it becomes damp, then the materials in your ceiling will begin to weaken and allow moisture to get in. Leave it long enough, and eventually, your ceiling could give way with a sizeable hole being created.

Wasps also have the ability to chew through different surfaces. They might do this to lay eggs or to strengthen the structure of their nest. They may even do it to gain access to your attic and the warmth of your home. Needless to say, when wasps start chewing through wood they’ll weaken the structure of your ceiling and walls pretty quickly. If they create any cracks and gaps, they’ll be sure to use them to enter your home. If they can sneak through the entry points, then plenty of other pests can too.

Early Signs of Wasps Inside Your Home

If you’re coming across wasps frequently in your back yard or even in your home, then no, you probably aren’t seeing things. You have good reason to believe that wasps have made their way inside your home and made their nest there. Increased wasp numbers usually mean there’s a nest nearby.

Toward the end of summer, wasp numbers are at their highest. If you suspect that wasps have made a nest inside your home, try to follow their flight path. Groups of wasps will leave the nest at the same time to scavenge for food, and they need to bring it back to the same place feed the queen and their young.

Usually, you’ll be able to see the telltale signs of a wasp nest. If they’ve made their way inside, there’s also a chance that you’ll actually be able to hear the sound of them buzzing in your ceiling. At that point, you need to contact the wasp control professionals.

Truly Nolen Guarantees to Remove Those Wasps

If you’re in doubt about your wasp infestation, our Truly Nolen technicians certainly won’t be. Our staff are highly trained and experienced, they’ll be able to spot a swarm and follow it all the way back to the source. They’ll also be able to tell which type of wasp you’re dealing with.

We’re the experts when it comes to wasp control for a reason. After identifying the wasp nest, we’ll formulate the most appropriate plan of action and safely remove the nest from your home. If we take care of your problem soon enough, you won’t have to worry about there being any further damage to the structure of your home.