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Help! There Are Wasps On My Dallas Property

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"Are wasps dangerous?" We get that question a lot at Adams Exterminating Company. Unfortunately, the answer is yes; they can be very dangerous. That's why it's crucial that you learn how to identify a wasp nest, the potential dangers of a wasp infestation, some eco-friendly tips for preventing wasps, and the secret of total wasp control for your yard. Sneak peek: That secret is calling a professional Dallas pest control company like Adams Exterminating Company.

How To Tell If It's A Wasp Nest

Different types of wasps build different types of nests, but there are three tell-tale signs that you've got one on your property. First, you may hear a loud buzzing sound from all the wasps inside the nest. If you follow the buzzing, you'll find the nest. Be careful, though, because some wasps, such as yellow jackets, build their nests underground.

Second, you may see a swarm of wasps. A stray wasp or two is normally not an indication of a nest, but seeing a lot of them means their nest is nearby. If you can carefully observe where they're going, that will give you a clue about the location of their nest.

Third, you may discover the nest as you're out and about on your property. Wasps' nests are typically brownish-gray and papery. You may be able to see individual cells where wasps crawl in and out of the nest.

Whatever you do, if you find a nest, don't try to remove it yourself. That's a good way to be swarmed by wasps – which can be life-threatening. Instead, call a professional wasp exterminator in Dallas like Adams Exterminating Company. We've had more than 75 years of experience dealing with pests like wasps, and we know how to handle their nests safely.

The Potential Dangers Of A Wasp Infestation

Dallas Texas wasps are fiercely territorial. If they feel their nest is threatened, they'll swarm and attack. This is especially dangerous when it comes to yellow jackets and other wasps that make their nests underground – children playing in the yard may run across a nest without realizing it.

If you're dealing with social wasps like paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, and yellow jackets, you're never dealing with just one wasp. If you swat at the lone wasp, you may soon find yourself faced with a dozen or more. Social wasps emit pheromones as a cry for help when they feel threatened.

It's possible to be allergic to wasp stings. Being stung by a wasp can cause anaphylactic shock, where you have trouble breathing and a rapid heartbeat. Anaphylaxis can be fatal. Even if you're not allergic, a sufficiently large number of wasp stings can still be dangerous. That's why, when it comes to knowing how to get rid of wasps, the only thing you need to do is call in professional help from Adams Exterminating Company.

Five Eco-Friendly Wasp Prevention Tips For Your Yard

There are several eco-friendly ways to prevent wasps in your yard, including:

  1. Keep your outdoor trash cans away from your house. You should also put tight-fitting lids on them. Wasps are attracted to strong smells.
  2. Clean up after outdoor meals. Wasps are attracted to food, especially sweets and sugary drinks. 
  3. Plant flowers and herbs that wasps hate the smell of, like marigolds, pennyroyal, spearmint, lemongrass, and thyme. 
  4. Put up a fake wasp nest. Studies have shown that wasps are fiercely territorial. They won't go near a rival colony's nest. Fake nests are inexpensive to purchase and easy to make using a balloon, some newspaper, and a little paint.
  5. Partner with a professional for home pest control services in Dallas like Adams Exterminating Company. 

We can help eliminate wasp nests on your property, but with year-round pest control services, we can also prevent issues with wasps and other pests before they start. 

The Secret To Total Wasp Control For Your Yard

The best pest control company for wasps in Dallas is Adams Exterminating Company. We're a local fourth-generation family-owned-and-operated company with a five-star rating on Google reviews and more than 1,200 reviewers. Contact us today for your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Dallas, so you can stop worrying about wasps and start enjoying your yard again.

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