Wasps In Cleveland: A Comprehensive Guide To Wasp Removal And Prevention
August 15, 2023 - Stinging Insects
Wasps are a common summertime pest in our area, but many people don’t realize these insects become an even greater threat as we head toward fall. Colonies reach their peak numbers around this time, and as food becomes more scarce, these already risky pests become even more dangerous. If wasps are a frequent problem in your yard, or you notice nests, this guide is for you.
We’ll start by explaining how to identify wasps and review the dangers of having them around your home. We’ll also provide pro tips and tricks to help you keep these pests away from your property. Keep reading to learn more about pest control in Cleveland, including how to remove them safely, with Avenger Pest Control.
Distinctive Wasp Characteristics: How To Identify Wasps
Wasps, in general, are easy to identify by their noticeably tiny waists and long thin legs. Being able to identify the different types of wasps and their nests can help you to protect your family from dangerous species.
The following list describes the most common species in our area:
Bald-faced hornets are black social wasps with white markings who build aerial paper nests.
Eastern cicada-killer wasps are solitary, black, and yellow and build nest tunnels under the lawn.
Mud daubers are black, sometimes with lighter markings, and are solitary wasps that build mud nests.
Paper wasps are social wasps with brown with yellow markings that build umbrella-shaped paper nests.
Yellow jackets are black and yellow social wasps that build nests either underground or aerially with paper-like material.
If you have trouble identifying the species on your property or need assistance removing them, the pros at Avenger Pest Control are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our wasp removal services or get a free quote.
The Dangers Of Wasp Infestations: Health Risks And Property Damage
Wasps have smooth stingers that allow them to sting more than once without harming themselves, making them more dangerous than bees that lose their stinger. Social wasps, in particular, are a threat because they will work together to defend their nest when someone approaches. These Cleveland pests are a significant health threat for those allergic to insect venom.
Property damage from wasps is less concerning than insects like carpenter ants or termites, but still a possibility. When left untreated, paper wasp nests on the house can absorb water and cause wood damage. For assistance removing wasps and their nest from your property, contact us at Avenger Pest Control.
Strategies For Wasp Prevention: Effective Tips And Tricks
Certain factors on your property can attract the attention of wasps and increase the chances of them building a nest there.
The following wasp prevention can help you to dissuade these pests from hanging around:
Eliminate harborage areas such as openings in exterior walls or stone steps.
When eating outside, keep food and drinks covered as much as possible.
Clean up food and drink spills immediately.
Thoroughly wash out any food or beverage containers before disposal.
Store garbage in clean receptacles with secure lids.
For assistance controlling wasps, contact us today at Avenger Pest Control. Our pros can also help to point out specific areas of your property that you can remedy to keep wasps away from your Cleveland home.
Safe and Effective Wasp Removal: Contact Us Right Away!
Because of the risk of stings, we suggest you never attempt wasp removal on your own. Call Avenger Pest Control today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Cleveland, or request a free quote and reclaim your yard from these dangerous pests.