How to Get Rid of Wasps in Montgomery County, MD
Montgomery Pest Control’s Wasp Control
While all species of wasps are integral to their ecosystems, it doesn’t mean they’re not a nuisance on your property. Homeowners want to make sure their yard is a safe place for their children to play in, and a nearby wasps’ nest jeopardizes their safety. Fortunately, Montgomery Pest Control knows how to get rid of wasps. We’re so confident in our abilities that we’re willing to offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, ensuring each of our customers is satisfied and happy with our performance. Wasps are tricky pests to relocate or exterminate, and homeowners shouldn’t attempt to do so on their own. For superior wasp removal, contact us today.
How to Tell if Your Home Has a Wasp Problem
Symptoms of a Wasp Infestation
Fortunately, wasps aren’t hard to spot. As active, large, and sometimes aggressive pests, most homeowners won’t have a difficult time discovering they have a problem. However, it helps to understand the symptoms of a wasp infestation, so you know when to contact Montgomery Pest Control. Some of the common symptoms of a wasp problem include:
Be on the lookout for more flying insects than usual
Wasps have a slender, yellow abdomen, and long wings. If you notice multiple flying wasps on and around your property, it highly likely there is a nest nearby. At this point, contacting Montgomery Pest Control is a good idea. However, if you want more confirmation before you contact us, there are other signs.
Wasps can chew wood to make their nests
While a wasp nest might start small, it will eventually require more space as the queen’s demands increase. Wasps enjoy nesting inside lumber because it provides them with plenty of space to protect the nest. However, even if the wasps haven’t set up shop in the wood around your house, you should still contact us. Chewed wood could be a sign of termites.
If you have a visible nest, call Montgomery Pest Control now
Lastly, visible nests are a telltale sign of a wasp problem. In addition to constructing nests from chewed wood, wasps also use mud particles and even burrow underground. If a nest is highly visual, then you shouldn’t wait to contact us or attempt to remove the nest yourself. We know how to do so safely without enraging the nest.
What Attracts Wasps?
Wasps, like all animals, are always searching for food and shelter. As a result, certain things attract them, notably a warm, safe place to nest and reproduce. The males die in the fall after their reproductive cycle. During the winter, the walls, hidden cracks, crevices, and more are all highly-attractive nesting locations. Additionally, fruit, spilled sugary drinks, and more act as a homing beacon for wasps. Additionally, both solitary and social wasps consume other bugs, insects, and arachnids. Most interestingly, wasp interests change as the seasons do. For instance, during the summer months, they seek out more protein-rich foods.
What is the Best Way to Prevent Wasp Infestations?
There’s only so much you can do about Mother Nature. However, there are some precautionary measures you can take to prevent wasps as best you can. For instance, be sure to remove any unwanted food and drink, including any fallen fruit from trees on your property. Additionally, make sure to cover your trash areas and tightly seal the cans or dumpsters. Wasps love sweeter foods, so you might want to remove nectar and bird food stored from the area. You can even be proactive by searching the exterior of your home for cracks and crevices. Closing them can not only prevent wasps from nesting, but it can also prevent termites from entering.
We Can Remove Spiders, a Key Wasp Reproductive Source
In addition to handling wasps, Montgomery Pest Control takes care of spider infestations. While you might not think so, the two pests are related. The Spider Wasp congregates in areas where spiders are plentiful due to its habit of attacking spiders, paralyzing them, and laying the wasp’s eggs inside the spider. The eggs hatch out of the spider. Therefore, if you have a significant wasp problem, it is helpful to determine what species the wasp is. If we discover a spider wasp is at fault, then we might recommend removing the spiders as well, depriving it of a reproductive method.
Why You’re Best Off Choosing Montgomery Pest Control
Whether you have a paper wasp issue or some other kind of wasp problem, Montgomery Pest Control can take care of it. All you need to do is trust our commitment to ultimate customer satisfaction. We’ve handled pests of all kinds, and we deploy the techniques we’ve learned to remove wasps, as well. If you’re dealing with another form of infestation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can remove mice, rats, termites, bees, ants, spiders, cockroaches, and fleas, in addition to wasps.