Tips to Prevent Wasps From Becoming Your New Neighbor

No one likes being stung by a wasp or any other pest or insect with a stinger. In fact, some of those stings can be life-threatening for those who are allergic. And if you have never dealt with these types of insects, using the latest post from a friend of a friend on your social media as a guide for removal is not the best idea.  And in many cases, the techniques just don’t work.

While we don’t recommend that you try removing wasps and their nests on your own, there are a few things you can do to help the situation. Take a look at these tips on how you can prevent wasps from making a home in and around your home in the first place.

Prevent Wasps With Proper Exclusion Techniques

It doesn’t matter what insects you are trying to keep from getting in your home. One of the best ways to keep pests and rodents on the outside is to make sure there are no entry points around your home. Walk around your home to see if you notice any openings. Take the necessary steps to seal any cracks or opening you find.

Wasps also like getting in under the siding of your home and nesting in attics and wall voids. Make sure these areas are sealed if possible. When you take these precautions and use exclusion techniques, you are making it difficult for the wasps to build nests in and around your home and making it difficult for them to stay.

No Food. No Wasps.

In addition to the exclusion techniques, you should also look around your home for things that may be attracting them in the first place such as food. In fact, most insects and rodents won’t stay too long if there is no food around.

Wasps will feed on other insects. They also feed their larvae other insects. And in a circle of life way, the larva then produces a sugary substance that the adult wasp consumes. Using proper exclusion techniques is two-fold when it comes to wasps. Not only do the techniques help keep wasps from building nests inside your home, but they also keep other insects away. And by keeping other insects away, the wasp’s food source is limited.

When it comes to dealing with wasps outside, remember that they like sugary drinks and foods. An open can of your favorite sugary drink or food on the table offers easy access to food and attracts wasps. Making sure that you properly cover your food and drinks and clean up any messes will help.

Don’t Risk It! Call the Professionals at Hopper Termite & Pests, Inc. Today

Removing wasps on your own can be dangerous. There are several different things that could go wrong. You also never know where or how many stings you will receive if you make a nest angry or what you will trip over when you start running away. The last thing you want is a trip to the emergency room.

If wasps are causing issues for your family or business, give Hopper Termite & Pest, Inc. a call today at (479) 332-3745. Our professional technicians have the experience, knowledge, and tools to help you eliminate these flying insects from your home. And remember, we service a large area of Northwest and North central Arkansas including Fayetteville, Springdale, Mountain Home, Mountain View, Flippin, and everywhere in between.

Jul 5, 2017

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