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Frequently Asked Questions About Wasps In Frisco

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Frisco is home to several different types of wasps. Some wasps are more aggressive than other types. However, it could be potentially dangerous for any type of wasp to build its nest near your home. At Adams Exterminating Company, we take the safety of our customers very seriously. We are a locally-owned company that has been providing pest control in Frisco for years and know the best way to tackle wasp infestations. 

To help you safely and effectively deal with wasps around your home, here is a look at some of the most frequent questions our experienced team is generally asked. 

What Types Of Wasps Are There In Frisco?

Frisco is home to a variety of wasps. Some wasps in this area are social wasps and will live in a large nest with other colony members. However, several solitary wasps in Frisco tend to live in holes found in the ground and around wooden surfaces. Some of the different types of wasps that you are likely to see in this area include:

  • Mud daubers: These solitary wasps have slender bodies and are usually about 1 inch long. They are typically black but can sometimes have dark-blue-colored bodies as well. The mud dauber is not known to be aggressive, and it is rare for a person to be stung by one of these wasps. 
  • Bald faced hornets: This is one of the most aggressive types of social wasps that you will find in Frisco. They usually have pale yellow or white faces that look "bald" compared to their dark-colored bodies. They often build large aerial nests that look like they have been made of paper.
  • Paper wasps: There are several species of paper wasps in the world. These wasps can range in color but are usually a combination of yellow, black, and sometimes red. They usually have large bodies with a narrow "waist."
  • Cricket hunters: This type of wasp is becoming more common in Texas. They are solitary wasps that hunt and eat crickets that they find in and around your home. They have large gray or black bodies that usually measure about 1 inch long. They have been known to sting people and animals when approached. 
  • Cicada killer wasps: As their name suggests, they like to hunt and eat cicadas. They are large and can usually measure over 1 ½ inches long and have black and yellow bodies. They dig in the ground to build underground nests. 

Some of these wasps live in underground nests that are difficult to spot. Most of the time, people only realize they have an underground wasp nest on their property once they accidentally stumble on it. 

How Dangerous Are Wasps? 

Many of the wasps in Frisco can become extremely aggressive if you get too close to them or to their nest. If you get too close to a wasp nest, you could be stung by several wasps at one time. When wasps sting you, they will inject venom into your body. Usually, the venom will only cause pain and minor swelling. However, if you are stung by several wasps, the amount of venom in your body could be hazardous to your health. 

Why Do I Have Wasps In My Yard?

Wasps will come into your yard if they think there is a reliable food and water source on your property. Many wasps like to eat small insects, fruit, and plant nectar. If you have wasps around your home, it could be because you have an insect infestation around your home or an excess amount of vegetation around your home. 

How Can I Get Rid Of Wasps In My Yard?

If you see wasps or their nest around your Frisco home, call us today. At Adams Exterminating Company, we can safely get rid of the wasps around your home with help from our professional home pest control team.

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