Don't Let Wasps Take Over Your Middleton Yard

yellow jacket nest

Wasps are some of the most feared pests in the world. Some people are allergic to their stings. However, even if you are one of the many people that are not bothered by wasp venom, just the thought of being stung by one can make you run in fear.

At Armed Force Pest Control, we don't want anyone to be scared to go outside. That is why our Middleton pest control specialists have worked hard to come up with an innovative and safe way to remove the wasps and their nests from your property. 

How To Identify A Wasp

Wasps commonly get mistaken for bees. And while these two species can have some similarities, there are quite a few unique characteristics that both animals have that help you easily identify wasps and bees.

Typically, bees will have short and slightly rounded bodies. Their bodies are segmented, but each segment is so close to the other one that you almost don't notice the different segments. 

Wasps, on the other hand, tend to have long and slender bodies. Their bodies have three distinct segments, and the space between the abdomen and the thorax is incredibly narrow and looks as if it has been pinched. All wasps also have two sets of wings that are long and slender and usually lay against their backs when they are not in use. Wasps can come in a wide range of colors, including black, yellow, brown, red, or a combination. 

Paper wasps and yellow jackets are the two most common types of wasps in this area. These wasps have many of the same features. Both have yellow and black stripes covering their bodies. The main way to tell the difference between the two is by looking at their body size. A paper wasp's "waist" is more narrow than the yellow jacket's. Also, the paper wasp is slightly longer. 

Is It Good To Keep Wasps Around Your Home?

This may come as a surprise, but wasps can actually be beneficial. They are meat eaters that prey on small insects and bugs such as flies, beetles, spiders, and crickets. While having wasps around your home will help to keep the insect population down around your property, you don't want them to build their nest too close to your home. Wasps become aggressive and sting when their nest is approached. 

Six No-Sweat Wasp And Hornet Prevention Tips

Some of the things that you can do to keep wasps away from your property include:

  1. Don't leave sweet-tasting food or drinks outside.

  2. Keep your outdoor trash cans covered.

  3. Keep the grass in your yard cut short.

  4. Keep your yard clutter-free by removing unused lawn toys, fallen branches, and old tires. 

  5. Avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes when outdoors.

  6. Don't leave your pet's food and water dishes outdoors.

It is also a good idea to seal up cracks and gaps of all sizes that are around your home. Wasps are able to squeeze through openings that are only a few millimeters wide, so check around your doors and windows to ensure there are no potential entry points. 

Contact Us For The Best Wasp Control For Your Yard

When it comes to wasp control, this is a job that is best left to the professionals. Removing a wasp's nest on your own can be extremely dangerous, and many of the DIY traps will actually make the problem worse.

At Armed Force Pest Control, we use the latest tools and techniques to ensure the wasps are removed from your Middleton property in a safe and timely manner. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation. 

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