Easy Ways to Prevent Wasp Infestations in Frisco

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When was the last time you were stung by a wasp? If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may have been stung recently. Maybe that is why you are here today! Regardless of how often you are attacked by these pests, we are here with some helpful tips and tricks to help you keep them off your Frisco property. This is everything you should know about wasps in Frisco and what methods work best to keep them out of your yard.

What Do Wasps Look Like?

All wasps are social, winged insects with narrow waists, six legs, and a stinger. Here in Frisco, there are a few different types of wasps, and each looks a bit different. Here are the three most common species in our area and how to identify them.

  • Cicada killer wasps in Frisco are a large species of wasp that grow to be upwards of two inches in length. These pests are typically dark brown or black and have colorful yellow makings across their bodies. These pests build nests in areas in the sunlight, near trees, where they dig tunnels underground.
  • Mud daubers in Frisco are black with yellow markings and have 1/2  to 1+” long bodies. This pest has a very long and thin connector between its abdomen and thorax. This pest builds solitary tubes made out of mud on the sides of buildings and trees.
  • Paper wasps in Frisco are brownish with yellow markings and ⅝ to ¾” long. These pests like to build their nests on the sides of buildings and trees and will occasionally construct their homes inside abandoned burrows.

How Dangerous Are Wasps?

If you have never been stung, you might be wondering: are wasps dangerous? The truth is, for most people, wasp stings are just painful. How painful depends on the species of wasp you are stung by. Mud daubers have a mild venom whereas paper wasps are known for having much more painful stings. But, if you have an allergy to insect venom, then you could suffer much more than just having pain after being stung. If you have never been stung or do not know if you are allergic, consult with your doctor to assess your risk.

Five Wasp-Prevention Tips 

Most people do not like having wasps on their property. To help you reduce your chances of finding wasps on your Frisco property, here are five simple and great wasp-prevention tips to use today.

  1. Clean up clutter around your yard and fill in holes and burrows made by other pests.
  2. Avoid feeding your pets outdoors or clean out their bowls after every meal.
  3. Keep your yard clean of dropped food, open containers of sweet beverages, and other things wasps might like to eat.
  4. Make sure all of your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and clean the insides if they get dirty.
  5. Consider reducing the number of flowers and budding plants you have on your property.

The Safest Form Of Wasp Control

All types of wasps in Frisco are dangerous. They become more dangerous the closer you get to their nests. For easy and safe wasp removal, let the experts at DANCAN The Pest Control Expert help you out today. Our team has the needed training, safety equipment, and advanced treatments needed to effectively control these painful pests. We would be happy to schedule an emergency wasp removal visit for your Frisco home or property and will have one of our friendly and highly-trained technicians out your way, ASAP.

Call today to learn more about our wasp control options or to find a time to have nests removed from your Frisco home or property.