Wasp Infestations: How To Tell If You Have Them And What To Do About Them

If you are a homeowner, you want your home to always be free of pests and other issues that could cause damage to you or your house. However, sometimes pests do get onto your property despite your best efforts. Wasps are one such pest that can be an awful nuisance. Get to know how to tell if you have a wasp infestation in your yard and what to do if you do find that you have one. Then, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to eradicate the wasp population in and around your home as soon as possible. 

Look for Papery Nests

Most wasps build nests that have a papery exterior (because they build nests from chewed up wood). A telltale sign that you have a wasp problem is seeing one of these nests. Some wasp species build nests like this out in the open, in corners of the house or in trees. Others build their nests in tree cavities or other more hidden places.

Be careful if you go looking for these hidden nests. You could accidentally disturb the nest and get stung multiple times because of that error. 

Pay Attention to How Many Wasps Are Around Your House

Pay close attention to any wasp sightings you have around your house. If you see just one randomly now and then, you likely do not have anything to worry about. However, if you have several hanging around, you more than likely have a nest on your property or nearby. 

This can be a big problem, especially as the summer months go on. Wasps tend to seem more aggressive in the later summer months. Plus, nests get bigger and hatch, meaning there are a lot more of them. 

What to Do

You can, if you wish, purchase wasp spray at a local hardware store to try to get rid of your wasp problem. However, you run the risk of missing a hidden nest because you do not know exactly where to look. You could also easily sustain several wasp stings in the process. 

Instead, the best idea is to call a pest control company. They have the gear, equipment, and chemicals to eradicate your wasp problem in its entirety. They also have the expertise to know where to look for wasps so that no nest goes without being dealt with. 

Knowing these facts about wasp infestations and what to do about them, you can be sure you contact a pest control company as soon as you notice wasps hanging around your property.