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Wasp & Hornet Control: Everything You Need to Know

Summer is in full swing and that means wasps and hornets are out in full force! If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know much about these pests and how to get rid of them. That’s why we’ve put together this blog post – to educate you on wasps and hornets, their habits, and how to control them. Keep reading for everything you need to know about wasp and hornet control!

What are Wasps?

Wasps are a type of flying insect that is part of the order Hymenoptera. This order also includes ants, bees, and sawflies. There are over 30,000 wasp species in the world! Most wasps are predatory and feed on other insects or spiders. Some wasps are parasitic and live off the blood of their host.

What are Hornets?

Hornets are wasps of the genus Vespa. There are around 20 hornet species in the world. Hornets are large wasps with a wingspan of up to two inches! They are very aggressive and can sting multiple times. Their stings are extremely painful and can even be deadly to humans.

Are Wasps and Hornets Dangerous?

Yes, wasps and hornets can be dangerous to humans. Their stings can cause serious allergic reactions in some people. Hornets are particularly dangerous because their stings contain venom that can kill humans. If you are allergic to wasp or hornet stings, it is important to seek medical attention immediately after being stung. Also, if you have children or pets, wasps and hornets can pose a danger to them as well.

How Do I Know If I Have A Wasp or Hornet Problem?

If you see wasps or hornets around your home, it’s a good indication that you have a problem. Wasps and hornets are attracted to sweet smells, so if you have fruit trees or flowers near your home, they may be attracted to those as well. Another sign of a wasp or hornet problem is finding their nests. Wasps and hornets will build their nests in trees, bushes, or under the eaves of your home. If you find a wasp or hornet nest, it’s best to call a professional for help.

How Can I Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets?

Now that you know a little bit more about wasps and hornets, let’s talk about how to control them. Wasp and hornet traps are available at most hardware stores. These traps use a sweet bait to attract wasps and hornets, but can be difficult to get rid of them entirely. The best way to control wasps and hornets is to call a professional pest control company. They will be able to safely and effectively get rid of these pests for you. If you try to remove wasps or hornets yourself, you could end up getting stung. So it’s best to leave it to the professionals!

What Will A Professional Be Able to Do that I Can’t?

A professional pest control company will have the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively get rid of wasps and hornets. They will also be able to provide you with tips on how to prevent these pests from returning in the future. If you try to remove wasps or hornets yourself, you could end up getting stung or making the problem worse. So it’s best to leave it to the professionals!

We hope you found this blog post helpful. Wasps and hornets can be a nuisance, but with the proper knowledge and care, you can get rid of them for good. If you think you have a wasp or hornet problem, call a professional pest control company right away. They will be able to safely and effectively remove these pests from your home. Thanks for reading!

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