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Why Wasps Invade Plano Yards

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Wasp on a wet leaf.

Two things are guaranteed to keep people away from your Plano home or business, and that’s trash and pests in the front. The structure itself may be beautiful on the inside and outside, but the yard makes the first impression. If visitors see flying bugs buzzing about, they’ll turn away. No one wants to chance being bitten or stung; especially by wasps.

The term “wasp” functions as a catch-all for stinging insects. These critters evoke fear because they can inject venom into their prey. Humans experience an array of physical symptoms when they are the target. Considering these bugs reside in nature, they are difficult to control and get rid of. Learn what motivates their intrusions and how Adams Exterminating Company can help.

What Wasps Are Common in Plano? What Are the Dangers?

Mud daubers and paper wasps are very prevalent in the region. Generally, mud daubers are black or metallic blue and ½ of an inch long. However, they can vary in shade and size. Many have yellow or green body markings. These pests live to make nests out of mud, hence their name. They also tend to settle in foundation voids, giving them access to homes and businesses. For sustenance, they consume nectar, honeydew, and insect remains. 
The 1 inch long brown bodies of paper wasps are adorned with yellow markings and black wings. These features are similar to that of bees, which is why people usually confuse the two. Slim and narrow figures that are elongated create the separation from bees, though. Requiring sheltered nesting spaces, these pests fixate on structural crevices, door frames, window sills, and roof eaves. Seeing just one paper wasp verifies an infestation. The main passageways for them are cracks around your property or open windows and doors. 
To build their cocoons, paper wasps use their saliva to paste pieces of plant matter together. When it’s all dry, it looks a lot like wadded paper. It will be so thick, you won’t be able to see through the mass. These bugs are sometimes called “umbrella wasps,” because of the shape of the nest. How they go about forming their shells is a distinctive trait from other stinging pests.  

Two additional facts about wasps are:

  • They’re Critical To The Environment: Their pollination and feeding behaviors bolster the ecosystem. 
  • Their Stings Are Worrisome: Pain, redness, and skin inflammation come with stings. Any allergic reactions and bodily responses may require urgent medical care. Wasps can strike multiple times. 

Is There a Way to Prevent Wasps?

Given the possible severity of wasp attacks, it’s necessary to take preventive precautions. These insects are incredibly challenging to manage after they’ve rooted themselves on your land. Putting in the extra effort with your building and lawn maintenance can make a difference by: 

  • Mowing the lawn and trimming greenery on a routine basis. Close holes in the ground and discard organic yard debris. 
  • Sitting flowers two feet away and trying not to over-plant them. 
  • Using plants with repellent properties for gardening, like citronella and eucalyptus. 
  • Regularly clean gutters and vents. 
  • Storing food and trash in containers with tight lids. 
  • Making sure porches and roof eaves stay neat. They mustn't have food on them; particularly those with sugar. 
  • Contact Adams Exterminating Company if you have pests wasps feast on.

How Will Adams Exterminating Company Handle Wasps?

You might be tempted to remove a wasp nest on your own, especially if it seems dormant. Don’t give in to that impulse. There could always be another stinging member inside. Our budget-friendly plans at Adams Exterminating Company include comprehensive services for interior and exterior care. This means your lawn, home or business will be treated thoroughly with industrial-strength products. Our safe solutions will wipe out wasps. Call us today at  Adams Exterminating Company for a free estimate!

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