How Do I Control Wasps Around My Home?
If there is one thing that can get people running around and flailing their arms in fear, it is the presence of a wasp. If a wasp feels that its nest is at risk, its natural reaction is to sting. Unfortunately, wasp stings can be excruciating, and in some cases, can lead to severe allergic reactions. But wasps actually play quite a vital role in our environment. Wasps are natural predators of other insects and help control caterpillars and greenfly, and they also play a critical role as a pollinator. Pollination is essential as it leads to the production of the fruits we eat. And, pollination creates seeds that will make more plants. Sometimes, however, it can feel like there are just too many wasps in our yards. And, when those wasps start to make their way inside our homes, we begin to panic. So, how can I control wasps around my home?
If you have noticed wasp nests near your property, you should take action to remove them immediately. When left alone, wasps can sting you, your children, or other family members or visitors to your home. While there are various do-it-yourself wasp solutions, handling a wasp invasion on your own can be dangerous. That said, there are things that you can do to prevent wasps from taking over around your home.
6 Ways to Control Wasps Around Your Home
As we said, wasps play a vital role in pollinating plants and getting rid of garden pests. But, they do attack when provoked. So, removing a nest is not a do-it-yourself job. If you try to knock down the nest yourself, it can backfire, and you can find yourself running for cover.
Wasp Controlling Tips and Tricks
This said, in addition to seeking professional wasp removal in Colorado, there are things you can do to help mitigate and control wasps around your home.
- Remove sources of food from around your porch
- Keep doors and windows shut
- Check for nests each spring in sheds, garages, and wall cavities while they are still smaller in size (less than the size of a golf ball)
- Seal trash containers and garbage cans and cover compost piles
- Pick up any trash in your yard and keep it in those sealed garbage cans
- Cover any holes in the ground where wasps like to make their homes
Why You Should Consider Professional Wasp Removal
Aside from taking steps to control wasps around your home, getting rid of wasp nests isn’t always the safest thing to do on your own. But if you don’t know what you are doing, you risk getting a wasp sting or making the problem worse. Professional wasp removal is often the best choice as it limits risks for you and others that may live nearby.
OMNIS has been in the wasp removal business since 2013 and is well versed in the best and safest ways to remove wasp nests from your home. Plus, OMNIS is local to Colorado and understands the types of wasps in the area. The most common wasps in Colorado are paper wasps and mud dauber wasps. Paper wasps seek flat horizontal surfaces to build their nests, and as such, they are usually found in barns, sheds, or attics and on overhangs, tree branches, and eaves. These wasps are very territorial, and their stings are not only painful, but allergic individuals will be at risk for anaphylactic reactions.
Mud dauber nests are most often found on garage walls in corners, under eaves, or lurking in cracks. These wasps are a bit easier going and are rarely aggressive. However, when provoked, mud dauber wasps can sting too.
The OMNIS team can provide additional insight into how to treat your particular pest problem. So, if you have a wasp nest problem, contact OMNIS today to see how we can help.