Signs You Have a Wasp Infestation in Toronto

Wasp Infestation

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, chances are you’ve come across one of the many species of wasps that live in this area. For the most part, wasps aren’t interested in interacting with humans or purposefully trying to sting them. If you have a wasp infestation in or around your home, you could be at a higher risk of getting stung due to increased activity and territorial insects. Truly Nolen can help with our pro pest control in Toronto to remove wasps and prevent them from taking over your yard. Here are some signs you need to call us:

1. Visible Wasp’s Nest

One of the most obvious signs of a wasp infestation is a visible wasp’s nest. Wasps build different types of nests, depending on the environment and their species. A common type of nest that could be on your property is a paper wasp nest. This nest has a paperlike appearance and may be shaped like an umbrella. 

Some species of wasps will build their nest in sheltered areas of your property, such as the eaves, attic, garage or shed. Yellow jackets build their nests underground, so they are harder to spot. There could also be a nest inside of a tree cavity or within a wall.

2. Increased Wasp Activity

If you have a wasp infestation on your property, you may also have increased wasp activity. You could see swarms of insects around trees or fly near your home. If the wasps are swarming in a particular area, chances are there is a nest nearby.

Since there are lots of flying insects outside during the spring, summer and fall, you want to be able to identify a wasp if you see one. Wasps have wings and may have a striped pattern on their bodies, some with yellow or brown colouring. 

3. Damage to Wood Around the Home

Another big sign of a wasp problem is when there is damage to the wood areas of your home. Some wasps, including paper wasps and hornets, make their nest by chewing wood into a pulp. They mix the pulp with their saliva to create a paste that constructs a nest. 

Walk around and inspect any structures that are made of wood on your property, such as fences, decks, sheds, firewood or your home. Look for small holes or tunnels in the wood. If you spot any holes, this could be a wasp or another insect, such as an ant or termite.

Potential Problems With a Wasp Infestation

If you have a wasp infestation, it can be more than unpleasant. Swarming wasps may become aggressive and territorial if they feel threatened. They may try to sting any humans nearby and cause painful swelling or an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Unlike honey bees, wasps can sting more than once, sometimes repeatedly if they are trying to protect their nest and their queen. If you like to go outside or have parties on your deck or patio, the presence of wasps can make your outdoor space miserable.

Professional Pest Control Services in Toronto 

Homeowners should never attempt to remove a wasp’s nest on their own. This can be extremely dangerous. Instead, they should reach out to a professional pest company for wasp removal, like Truly Nolen Canada. Our team has experience and knowledge that allows us to remove a wasp’s nest from your property safely. We have proper protective gear and equipment that prevents additional problems.

If you notice any signs of wasp activity in your yard, it’s time to contact Truly Nolen for pest control in Toronto. We can help you enjoy your backyard space again without wasps.