Monday, July 30, 2012

Watch Out For Wasps

It is that time of year when the bees and wasps are starting to look for lodging. That small paper wasp nest that formed in the spring time as grown to the size of a small city by now and yikes, they don't want you coming near them. When I say wasps, I mean one of the seven types of common wasps that can be a nuisance. Yellow Jackets, paper wasps, mud dauber wasps, hornets, potter wasps and pollen wasps, are all out making homes. Some are much more hot tempered than others, and they can cause some problems, so it is important to carefully consider whether you want to try to kill them yourself or hire a professional. There are many wasp and hornet sprays on the market that you can buy. Some are good and some are bad. What you don't want to do is buy a bad one, unless you can run like Forest. Some things to think about is how close is the nest and how large is it. If you have to climb a ladder and contort your body into a pretzel to get to a hornets nest the size of a basketball, you may want to call the pros. If it is a nest that is eye level and easy enough to get to, and there aren't a half million wasps living in the nest, then you may want to save the money and try it yourself. Whatever you do...be careful!

30 comments:

Suzy Frame said...

Thanks for always posting tips and advice about rodent control and how to deal with bugs as well! I am deathly afraid of any bug and especially rodents! My husband is constantly having to spray and get rid of the bugs. This is such a great post about how to control wasps. Thank you!

Suzy Frame said...

Thanks for always posting tips and advice about rodent control and how to deal with bugs as well! I am deathly afraid of any bug and especially rodents! My husband is constantly having to spray and get rid of the bugs. This is such a great post about how to control wasps. Thank you!

Chelsea Johnn said...

It seems like all of the wasps in my area like to gather around my bushes. It totally drives me crazy. No one can walk up to my front door because they will get swarmed by wasps. I can't get my mail without getting attacked as well. I will have to try out this pest control idea. I think that it will help me out a lot! Thanks!

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Michael Smith said...

Anyone know where I could get some pest control in the Edmonton area. Me and my wife have had two small ant hives somewhere, and we can't get rid of them.

Dorthy Packer said...

Thank you for posting this. Pests are not fun to have to deal with, so any advice that I can get on how to control them is appreciated. Do you know anything about rodent control in tucson? Sadly, I have found a couple of mice in my backyard and I need to get rid of them. Thank you for your help.

Dexter Morgan said...

Thank you for your article. my brother has a wasp problem and he is worried about causing harm to his animals if he takes care of them himself. Can you suggest any place for pest control in edmonton?

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Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

Anonymous said...

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Pest Control Orlando said...

Good advice. I hate it when the wasps come around. Rather than let the boys discover the nest and hit it with a baseball bat before I find out about it (true story), it's better to call the pest control Orlando specialists!

Liam Manning said...

Thanks for sharing this, my friend has been looking for pest control in houston because he is really allergic and has a huge problem with them. Do you have any suggestions for my friend? I'd appreciate any help you may have to offer, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

Anonymous said...

Wasps can definitely be dangerous! Pest control is always a great option. I would strongly recommend it if problems persist.

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Alta Sierra Pest Control said...

Im so happy summer is over! This reminds me how much trouble Wasps are to get rid of :) Thanks!

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Whitney Williams said...

Thank you so much for sharing this about wasps! We have had the biggest wasp problem and we just noticed it. It started with one and now we are killing dozens! Do you know of any good pest control places in West Palm Beach?

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Honeybee-ATX said...

In our area many people confuse different species of wasps and bees.
We will get calls for bees but they will turn out to be wasps or hornets.

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