Having wasps nesting near your home or in your yard is more than a hassle. The threat of wasps crashing your outdoor barbeques or relaxation time in your yard brings on some serious anxiety. No one wants to be chased by wasps or, even worse, get stung while trying to enjoy pleasant days outside. If you suspect a wasp problem, contact our wasp control experts in Cambridge.
The safest solution to a wasp infestation is a professional pest control specialist who carefully removes the nest (together with the queen) and reduces the risk to you and your family.
Signs of a Nearby Wasp Nest
It’s important to be aware of signs indicating there may be a wasp invasion in or around your home and property. The most obvious clue of a wasp problem is seeing these insects flying around inside your home or in your backyard. You may also notice wasp carcasses along the windowsill or other parts of the home if there is an intrusion.
Another less noticeable clue that there may be wasps nearby is chewed wood. If you observe new holes in the wood of your home and property, such as decks, windowsills or the house structure, it may be due to a wasp building a nest. Additionally, if you spot what looks like a wasp’s nest anywhere, you may have an active infestation that needs addressing.
Identification of Wasps
Professional wasp control experts can also assist homeowners with identifying the specific type of wasp that may be impacting their property. Several different wasp species make this area of Canada their home.
The wasp species most frequently seen building nests near homes in this part of the world are hornets, paper wasps and yellow jackets. Hornets are the largest of these three common pests and deliver a painful sting if you get too close. Their nests are often housed inside of places such as tree cavities or other openings in a structure.
Yellowjackets are another wasp species that may be part of an infestation. Their nests are built underground or inside walls. They can be a nuisance and somewhat aggressive. Paper wasps have a distinctive nest that resembles a large paper structure. Getting too close to their nest or disturbing it may also result in a painful sting.
Professional Removal and Wasp Control Cambridge
The danger of getting stung by one or more wasps is not something to take lightly even if you don’t suffer from a sting allergy. It’s best to leave wasp removal to the professionals and call if you suspect an invasion anywhere on your property.
After the pest is identified, the first step of professional wasp removal involves taking safety precautions. Technicians must suit up in protective gear before treating a wasp’s nest due to the threat of stinging and the territorial nature of these insects. Next, pest control experts treat the nest with sprays or other substances to eliminate the wasps. Finally, the nest is removed from the property to prevent any new infestations in the nest later down the road.
Prevention of Future Invasions
After wasp control treatment, it’s essential that homeowners work with their professional pest company, such as Truly Nolen, to prevent future invasions. First, seal up any gaps or cracks in your home, especially around doors or windows.
Keep trash, recycling and compost bins sealed and clean to avoid attracting hungry wasps. Additionally, some types of bird feeders and nectar may attract wasps, so you may want to remove them during the summer or early fall months.
Truly Nolen Canada offers homeowners a comprehensive plan to safely remove stinging wasps from their home or property. Avoid attempting wasp removal yourself and call the professionals to keep these nuisance insects away.