Wasps are pests that no one wants in their homes. Although pests are just a nuisance for most people, a wasp sting can be deadly for people with allergies. If you aren’t sure if you are allergic to pests, keeping them out of your home is essential. Even if you aren’t allergic, you probably don’t want flying insects loose in your house. Eliminating food sources for wasps is one good strategy for preventing them from entering your home, but you may not know what the flying insects eat. Here are four types of food for wasps and what you can do to keep them from taking over your house.
You probably know that bees feed on nectar from flowers, but you may not know that wasps do the same. If you have wasps living in your house, it’s a good idea to remove any live flowers from your home until you get the wasp infestation under control. Removing food sources can make your house a less hospitable environment for pests.
Like many other insects, wasps love fruit. Many people leave certain types of fruit out on their counters or in bowls to serve as decoration until the food is consumed. This practice is a good way to attract wasps and give them an easy food source. If you store all of your fruit in airtight containers or keep it in the refrigerator, you can minimize the chance of attracting wasps and save money by not wasting food for insects to eat.
3. Small Insects
Most commonly, wasps feed on smaller insects. Gnats, ants, flies and moths can all be food sources for wasps. While you probably can’t get rid of all of the small insects in your home, it is best practice to sign a contract with a pest control provider to spray chemicals around your home. This habit cuts down on the number of insects in your home so that you have a lesser chance of attracting wasps, which could be much more dangerous than other insects.
You may not think of wood as a good source of food for wasps, but the material is actually edible for many insects. Wasps are no exception. If there are no other sources of food nearby, a wasp can feed on bits of food wood throughout your home. You can minimize the impact on your home’s structure by ensuring that all of your beams are covered and patching any holes in your drywall.
What To Do If You Have a Wasp Infestation
If you have wasps living in your home, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Contacting a reputable pest control company is the best way to get rid of a wasp infestation and prevent the wasps from returning. At Truly Nolen, we have a team of expert technicians who know how to handle wasps. We can track each pest and remove it from your home so that you never have to worry about you or your family members being in danger due to the presence of a wasp. We can even help you identify potential points of injury and spray chemicals to prevent wasps from returning once we have gotten rid of them.
Schedule an Appointment for Was Removal
Trying to take care of a wasp infestation by yourself is never a good idea, especially if you are allergic. You must get rid of every pest in your home if you want to ensure that the infestation is completely resolved. The expert technicians at Truly Nolen have the experience and tools necessary to help with wasp control in Mississauga, so contact us today to schedule an appointment for residential pest removal.