The West Termite, Pest & Lawn process
One of our team of exterminators will inspect your property to locate wasp nests, determine the best way to remove the nests, and identify the type(s) of wasps present. (If multiple kinds of wasps are identified, we will customize our treatment plan to effectively address your specific pest issues.) While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.
Exterminate Wasp Nests
Upon locating the wasps on your property, we will treat their nests with professional-grade products that kill the wasps inside, allowing us to remove the nests safely. We work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all parties present.
Remove Food Sources
We will identify any food sources, including certain flowering plants and other insects, that you may not realize are attractive to wasps and may be removed or relocated from your property.
Install Bait Stations
We will strategically place wasp bait around your home or business in order to address any remaining wasps.
Prevention & Maintenance
We will offer strategies to help you prevent future infestations or instances of wasps entering your home. These may include caulking, sealing up any holes in screened areas, etc. If you have experienced recurrent wasp infestations on your property, we recommend annual inspections and installation of bait stations, as needed, to prevent wasps from nesting.
What to expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn
If you already have a wasp pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Once you find a wasp nest, it can be dangerous to attempt to remove it. Store bought pesticides and homemade repellents typically are not strong enough to subdue wasps.
Different kinds of wasps can react to threats with varying levels of aggression. Some species will swarm and sting repeatedly, which can cause serious injury to those with allergies. Attempting to remove a wasp nest can be dangerous without training or proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
For a pest control specialist with wasp extermination experience, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free assessment and provide you with an obligation-free quote.
Frequently asked wasp questions
Are all wasps equally aggressive?
Wasps can vary in aggression levels. Paper Wasps are known to defend their nests, but they usually will not sting unless they feel threatened. Yellow Jackets may be highly aggressive, so early treatment is critical to prevent serious issues related to these pests. Mud Daubers, who do not live in colonies but instead occupy small nests with only their offspring, are generally docile and do not swarm like other wasps.
What attracts wasps?
Wasps seek out shelter and food sources, and West Termite & Pest Control will help you identify the parts of your property that offer these “attractive hazards.” Fruit trees, garbage disposal cans or areas, other insects, and even hummingbird feeders can attract wasps, so removing or relocating food sources can help prevent wasp activity.
What plants repel wasps?
Because wasps have a keen sense of smell, they are repelled by plants with strong odors. Wasp-deterrent plants include pennyroyal, marigold, wormwood, mint, basil, and geranium. Essential oils of those plants, plus lemongrass and clove, can help discourage wasp activity. They also dislike vinegar, sliced cucumber, and bay leaves.
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