Paper wasp, bald headed wasp or the yellow jacket wasp…all bothersome and sometimes scary creatures. Summer brings along its fair share of worries, and wasps are one of them. We get a lot of call for wasp pest control during the warmer months.
A sting from a wasp will bring the euphoria of a pleasant sunny day down to earth fast. The painful sensation travels to the brain at lightening speed. These small insects are easily agitated. So, when they inhabit your home, there is genuine cause for alarm. Like their cousins the bees, they live in colonies, but if a colony makes a nest in or around your home, you need a professional wasp removal service as soon as possible.
A new wasp colony is formed by a mature queen, who makes a nest to house her brood by using saliva and wood. The group grows over time as they enlarge the nest, and before long the nest may be holding about a thousand individual insects. The worker wasps feed on nectar and other sugary materials, while in some cases they might eat larvae and assorted insects. If you do not get a wasps pest control professional to deal with the nest immediately, the colony will grow in site and be even more cause for concern.
Signs that you have a wasp colony
It will not be hard to spot a wasps’ nest. They often set up home in lofts, in air vents, on roofs and under concrete roofs. You can also find them in many other places around your property, including in trees and outside walls of your garden. If you cannot see the nest but you notice a number of wasps buzzing around, you can assume it is possible you have wasp infestation. The wasps you see may be the workers and the guards. You may also notice them hovering over dustbins, dead animal bodies or waste depots. If after visiting all these kind of places they get into your food, they will certainly contaminate it. That is all the more reason to call professionals who are experienced with getting rid of wasps.