Wasps are no joke. When they decide someone is their enemy, they do not stop until that person knows their wrath. Have you ever enacted the wrath of a wasp? It is not fun. The question is, how do you get rid of wasps, and are there any secrets to keeping your Lakewood property wasp-free? We will be talking about this today and providing you with some options to combat these pests. If you know wasps have built a nest on your property and need them gone fast, call our team at Bugaboo Pest Control.

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How To Identify A Wasp Nest

There are a few different types of wasps that live here in Lakewood. Depending on the species that settle on your property, you might notice different nests. Paper wasps build nests out of chewed-up paper, also known as pulp. You might find these nests on the sides of buildings, inside trees, or in underground holes. Paper wasps build similar nests in similar locations. One outlier in our area is the mud dauber, also called the mud wasp. Mud daubers build cylindrical nests made out of wet mud on the side of buildings, trees, and other structures. Although solitary, these pests regularly build their homes side by side. While checking your property for nests, remember that social wasps are protective and will defend their nests within a 20-foot radius. To identify a nest on your property without the risk of getting stung, let one of our professionals at Bugaboo Pest Control check for you.

Are Wasps Dangerous?

Wasps are more dangerous to some people than others. Your risk of injury from being stung by a wasp depends on whether you are allergic or not. People who have allergies to insect venom might go into anaphylactic shock after a sting. If you are not allergic, it will take a few dozen stings to cause you any serious harm. If wasps attack and sting you multiple times, seek medical attention. If you have not done so, consult your doctor about a venom allergy test.

Three Wasp Prevention Tips Everyone Ought To Know

Let’s assume you don’t want wasps on your property. If your goal is to keep these pests at bay through the summer months, here are three prevention tips to try today.

  • Clean up thoroughly after outdoor gatherings. It also helps to keep food, beverages, and trash bins covered.
  • Keep your yard clean and address areas where wasps might build nests. Common building sites include ground holes, abandoned burrows, and holes inside trees.
  • Once every two weeks, check your property for newly formed nests. Use a long broom to knock these nests down.

By utilizing these tips, you can make your home as unappealing as possible to wasps. However, it’s important to remember that they can be difficult to avoid based on specific characteristics of your yard.

Seeing Wasps? It May Be Time To Call The Professionals

The last thing we want is for wasps to sting you on your property. At Bugaboo Pest Control, we know how to control all types of wasps in Lakewood. If you suspect your property or home has an active infestation, let one of our team members come out to help. They will inspect areas where wasps build nests and identify where future problems might arise. They will then use industrial-grade pest control products and safety equipment to eliminate nests. If you are unsure if professional wasp control is right for you, let us talk you through our services. Call Bygaboo Pest Control today to learn more about pest control in Lakewood and schedule an appointment for your property. We will identify wasp problems and remove any nests we find. High-quality pest control is a phone call away.