How do you keep wasps at bay?

How do you keep wasps at bay?

Summer is still going strong and so are plenty of insects outside. Wasps are one of them. That’s why we're asking an expert what can be done. Brandon Miller from Edge Pest Control talks about keeping those pesky insects under control.
Summer is still going strong and so are plenty of insects outside. Wasps are one of them. That’s why we're asking an expert what can be done. Brandon Miller from Edge Pest Control talks about keeping those pesky insects under control.

Paper wasps-make a honeycomb shaped nest, they become more aggressive in late summer.

Mud daubers-make a mud tubes

Yellow jackets-also make a paper nest, they are usually the one trying to eat your food while having a barbecue. They can also be aggressive when you are close to a nest.

2) Where are some common places people have them around the home?

Mud dauber-make nests around sheltered sites mainly under eaves, porch ceilings, in garages and sheds, barns, really like brick and stucco. The mud nest can stain surface of your house also.

Paper wasps-They will hang their comb nests from twigs and branches of trees, porch ceilings, top of window and door frames, soffits and eaves, underneath deck floors and railings.

They are also in trampoline poles, kids play sets, outside jungle gyms, gazebos.

3) Why are they hard to get rid of and how do we treat for them?

All these wasps leave a pheromone as they build their nests. It is a signal to other wasps, and other wasps are attracted to these ares because it is a safe area.

The more wasps nests a home accumulates the more wasps will be attracted to the home.

First thing that we do is knock down all the nests around the home, shed, under decks, rock walls.

Then we will actually treat all the eaves and over hangs, under decks and sheds, fences, play sets and in trampolines, anywhere wasps will form a nest we will treat for.

This will help minimize the wasps from coming back and prevent new wasps from forming new nests. The great part of the service as well is if we treat an area for wasps and then wasps start forming in a new area we provide free re-services in between the scheduled services and will come out and will treat those new areas.


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