Many homeowners often confuse wasps for bumblebees but when you take a closer look, you can see a number of differences. Wasps are venomous flying insects which look similar to a bee but have ant like features. They are part of an insect group called hymenoptera and are sometime useful in certain agricultural circumstances to control crop eating insects.
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Wasp ControlWasps are considered to be a pest because of their tendency to sting. If you have ever experienced a sting from a hornet, wasp or yellow jacket, you will know how painful this can be. Even the mildest severity of reaction to a wasp sting can include pain, itching, burning, swelling and redness. Female yellow jackets will even bite in addition to stinging. Wasp control is important because you would be considered fortunate to be stung by a single wasp, if you encountered a wasp nest which could be as big as a beach ball.
Wasps also represent a huge danger to those who suffer from allergic reactions to wasp stings. There are a great many people who develop breathing difficulties and other severe reaction symptoms when they have been stung. Even those who are not allergic can be at risk of difficulties in cases of stings near the mouth or nostrils. This type of sting can cause the sting site to swell which can block the passageways and restrict breathing.
If you have a wasp nest on your property, the greatest danger is in the increased chances of being attacked by a wasp swarm. A swarm attack will be at the very least extremely painful but it could actually prove lethal. For allergy sufferers, a small number of stings may be enough to make it difficult for lifesaving treatment to be timely administered.
Wasp Control Information You Should Know
Wasps commonly build their nests into the roof of homes. If you notice indications of a wasp nest, it is important that they are restricted from entering your home. This could be accomplished by using wasp traps. These are commercially available but it is possible to make your own using a jar containing fruit juice. The smell of the juice attracts any wasps, but once they enter the jar they will become trapped and drown. However, use of wasp traps will not eliminate the underlying problem of the nest.
Wasps will continue to multiply in great numbers while their nest is in place. The temptation for many homeowners is to try and dislodge the nest from their property. This is a very bad idea. Without the proper protective clothing and equipment, you will be at risk of being attacked by a swarm of angry wasps, which will aggressively defend their home.
A professional wasp control specialist will be able to safely remove the wasp nest without allowing the wasps to spread throughout your property. The techniques used can vary depending on the specific type of wasp and the severity of the infestation. Many cases of wasp control involve using chemical sprays to destroy the nest. These particular sprays contain chemicals which paralyze the wasps to facilitate a safe extraction.
Many types of these kinds of sprays are not harmful to the environment and provide an effective solution. Other techniques include insecticides to kill all the wasps in the nest within a day or so. A professional pest controller has the experience and expertise to advise which method is best suited to specific circumstances of infestation.
If you are interested in learning more about wasp control, or have a potential infestation, contact us. We would be delighted to assist you with any questions or queries you may have relating to your particular circumstances.