November 10, 2020

The Trick To Safe & Effective Wasp Control For Your Beaumont Property

There are several ways you can keep your friends and families safe in Beaumont. One of those ways is to keep wasps away from your property. Find out everything you need to know about safe and effective wasp control and stop worrying about someone being the victim of a wasp sting on your property.

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Stinging Insects In Beaumont

Out of all the stinging insects in Beaumont, wasps are perhaps the most feared. And there's a good reason for this as wasps tend to be aggressive and territorial. Their stings are painful and potentially fatal to those who have allergies. Although there are thousands of wasp species in the world, there are only a few types of wasps in Beaumont.

One of the most common types of local wasps is the yellow jacket. They often nest in sheds and old buildings. Typically, yellow jackets are easy to identify. They have black and yellow stripes on their bodies and thin waists.

Cicada killers are also common in the area. They are much larger than yellow jackets and also have yellow and black bands on their abdomens. However, they have reddish-brown heads and wings that have a yellowish tint.

Paper wasps have pinched waists and long legs. They are black or brown with yellow or orange markings. If you look closely at the wings of a paper wasp, you'll notice that they are gray.

Wasp-Prevention Tips

There are several steps you can take on your own to keep wasps from invading your property. If you do all of the following, you may be able to keep friends and family members safe from the dangers that come with wasps.

1. Check For Nests

Every time you walk around your property, look for wasp nests. Although nests come in all shapes and sizes, they are usually easy to notice. If you can find a nest before the wasps finish building it if it has just started to form, you may be able to safely remove it and keep the pests away. However, it's important that you don't try to remove a fully-formed nest on your own. Call a pest control expert.

2. Store Food Properly

Proper food storage will help keep wasps away. Instead of keeping your trash in open bins, store your garbage in sealed containers. All too often, wasps seek out the food in trash bins or the insects that are there. Even when you secure your bins, keep them away from your garage, windows, and doors. This reduces the chance of wasps entering your home.

3.Keep Your Doors and Windows Closed

Pests can easily access your home if you keep your doors and windows open. To keep wasps out, keep your windows and doors shut. If you do open them, make sure there's an intact screen.

4. Avoid Having Flowering Plants

Many species of wasps seek out flowering plants. As a preventative measure, avoid planting flowers near your home.

Why You Should Never Remove a Nest

If you find a nest on your property, you should act swiftly. But that doesn't mean you must take matters into your own hands. Trying to remove a fully-formed nest is dangerous, even if you think the nest is no longer active. There are multiple reasons for this, but they all boil down to one thing - danger. Attempting to remove a nest puts your health at risk.

First, there's the fact that nests are often in hard-to-reach places. If a wasp nest is in a cavity or high up under the eaves, you may find it difficult to access. You could experience an injury as you attempt to reach the nest.

Second, you could be a target for wasps. These insects defend their nests in full force. If you disturb the nest, the wasps will attack in numbers. Every wasp could sting you more than once. Even if you don't have an allergy to wasp venom, you could experience health consequences. Don't put your safety at risk. Contact us at Bill Clark Pest Control for safe wasp nest removal. 


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