Prevent Wasp Nests There are three main kinds of wasp that may settle your home or yard and they are all known for being aggressive insects: paper wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets. A wasp queen uses whatever sources of paper, cardboard, fiber, and wood to build its nest. It has a very strong sharp jaw to chew the nest-building materials wherever it finds it a suitable and safe place, it could be in your backyard tree, or even inside your house walls.
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So how to control these aggressive pests?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:
As many animal kinds, wasps during winter go into hibernation phase and their nest will decompose. So they have to find a warm, cozy and safe place to hibernate. What would be better than your walls or porches? When Spring comes, they wake up again to rebuild their nest in your backyard. While walking in your yard, always inspect any wasps nests. Once a small nest is found, it’s much easier to terminate it while it is still as small as a peach size.
Seal every small crack in your walls and porches
Inspect all your wooden furniture. If you found any wasp’s nest, don’t simply seal it assuming they would die, their sharp and strong jaws will chew it to find their way out, plus their saliva can melt almost any wooden furniture or fibers.
Clean your yard:
If you have any fruitful trees, grab all the fallen fruits. Ripe and rotten fruits are a great source of food for wasps.
No wood piles:
Keep your woodpiles and firewood stored at least 20 feet away from your home. Wood is a perfect place and cozy place for them to hide and colonize.
Some species of wasps build their nests underground. Cover all the cement holes and other holes in your yard soil to prevent an obvious mature wasp nest-to-be in your garden during summertime.
Keep it clean:
Garbage and food leftovers are like a feast for wasps. Be sure to seal your garbage pin and clean your yard from any food leftover.
Cleanliness is the Number one key to prevent Wasps or any other harmful Pests
What to do if you found a wasp nest?
Wasps are dangerous to you and your family, they sting badly and may cause serious health issues for allergic people. Don’t try to terminate a wasp nest by yourself, Wasps are highly aggressive insects especially for any intruder that may jeopardize their nest and offspring. Wasp sting may be harmful and painful, a colony of wasps’ stings may be deadly. Always call (416) 453-2444 for the experts at Acme Pest Solutions, our team guarantees highly safe, affordable, reliable, and timely Integrated Wasp Management Services.