You probably already know wasps are stinging insects that sometimes build their nests around homes and can be dangerous, especially to allergic people.
The most common wasps in the Frisco area are paper wasps, which are black or brown with yellow or orange markings, depending on the species. They also have a notable pinched waist and slender bodies. Paper wasps create nests out of wood fibers that look like an upside-down umbrella. Another common wasp species are yellow jackets, which are shorter and more stout than paper wasps. They are yellow with black markings. Yellowjackets live in large colonies and build their nests near the ground. Their nests have a single opening that is usually hard to see.
While wasps are not as effective as bees, they are still essential pollinators in the environment. Wasps are also regulators of crop pests such as aphids, flies, and caterpillars that destroy plants and crops. Although they are essential to the environment, you don’t want wasps making a nest on your Frisco property. Read below to learn more about this pest and how you can keep you and your family safe against them.
What You Should Know About Wasps
There are two types of wasps, social and solitary. Social wasps live in colonies and build the nests we know, while solitary wasps live alone and build their nests in the ground. Social wasps tend to be more aggressive as it is the job of workers to protect the queen.
Paper wasps are docile and tend to avoid people compared to the more aggressive yellow jackets, which won’t only defend their nests by swarming, but can sting if unprovoked. Unlike bees, wasps can sting multiple times.
As stated early, wasps like paper wasps are pollinators, which also means they consume nectar and other sweet liquids like rotting fruits, sodas, and juices. Yellowjackets like proteins and are attracted to meats and other incest like the aphids they help control.
What You Should Know About Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Wasp Removal
People often attempt to get rid of their nests on their own, which can be dangerous. The usual ways that people attempt to remove wasp nests are:
- Spraying them with household chemicals
- Hosing them down with water
- Trying to knock them down
- Coving it with a garbage bag
- Killing wasps as they come out
These methods can make wasps become aggressive and swarm the person attacking their nest and any people and animals in the area. This is not a risk anyone should take, especially if you don’t know if you or someone else is allergic to their stings.
You shouldn’t try to remove a wasp nest on your own, even if you believe it is inactive. Instead, let professionals who know what they are doing to take care of wasps on your property.
What You Should Know About Professional Wasp Control
For safe and effective wasp nest removal and wasp control, contact the professionals at DANCAN, The Pest Control Expert. We are experienced in handling stinging insects like wasps, which pose threats to you and your family.
We offer same-day service and free estimates to ensure wasps and other stinging insects are removed from your Frisco property right away. Not only will we remove active problems, but we will make sure wasps don’t come back again and build a new nest. So don’t wait; give us a call at DANCAN, The Pest Control Expert, today to get started with the necessary services.