How Frisco Residents Can Prevent Summer Wasps

March 5, 2019


family of wasps on nest at frisco residence

How Frisco Residents Can Prevent Summer Wasps

You may think that stinging insects aren’t anything to worry about until they come out in full force in the hot summer months. However, Frisco residents can prevent summer wasps by taking some preventative measures before they arrive.

Wasp Life Cycles

Wasps are most active in the summer months. The queen will lay eggs all through the summer, stopping in late summer shortly before the weather cools and the colony, including the queen, dies off.
 
Only one member of the colony survives the cold months. A new queen will leave the colony before winter hits, find a place to hibernate through the winter, then wake up when the weather warms, ready to get to work. She’ll look for a suitable place to live then begin to build her nest. But she won’t wait until the nest is complete to start laying eggs. Instead, she’ll lay them as she builds, placing one egg per cell in the nest. These eggs take about a month to grow to maturity, which gives Frisco residents a window of opportunity to prevent summer wasps.

How Frisco Residents Can Prevent Summer Wasps

The first thing to do when trying to prevent wasps from nesting on your property is to make your property uninviting to them. The queen will hunt for a suitable area to build her nest and you can take steps to make your home seem unsuitable. Keep garbage bins tightly closed so she won’t detect a potential food source. Move flowering plants to areas where you don’t spend a lot of time outdoors. Keep trees and bushes trimmed back away from your house. Remove excess water and moisture.
 
The next thing to do to try to prevent wasps from nesting on your property is to keep your eyes open in early spring for any signs of a nest being built. If you see one that’s only partially built, it’s likely that the queen is the only mature wasp around. This makes it much easier to remove the nest and get rid of the queen before a colony can be established. If you see a nest nearing completion, however, it’s best to let professionals take care of it.

What to Do When You See a Wasp Nest

If you discover a nest that has already been built, you don’t want to try to remove it on your own. Wasps are dangerous and will most certainly sting when they feel their home is being threatened. While one sting is bad enough, getting attacked by an angry swarm is far worse. If you have an allergy, it could be a life-threatening situation. Pest control professionals can remove wasp nests from your home in a safe manner.
 
Professional removal is also ideal because it’s done with eco-friendly products that won’t damage the surrounding ecosystem, including the beneficial bees that are so important to Frisco.
 
Whether you need one-time wasp removal or prefer the peace of mind that comes with year-round protection for a host of pests, give Adams Exterminating Company a call. We’re happy to discuss your options so that you find the one that’s right for you.

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