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When Do Wasps Swarm In North Texas?

Swarming is a behavioral pattern many insects take part in. But different insects swarm for different reasons and at different times. In the spring, termites and carpenter ants swarm to mate and establish new colonies. Locusts swarm during the summer to feed on the crops produced during that time of year. However, wasps don't have a swarming season and can swarm any time of year. But if we were to assign them a swarming season, it would be in the fall. Here's why!

Why do wasps swarm in the fall?

When wasps swarm, it is usually to protect their nests from danger. If you get too close to a nest, they may think you're a danger to them. This will have them pouring out of the eaves of your home, streaming out of a hole in the ground, flooding out of a piece of furniture in storage, or emerging from some other nest location. And it will have you running in a panic to get away from them. This nest-protecting instinct can be a serious threat in fall as fall is the time of year when wasp nests are nearing their max populations.

Each year, the same thing happens. Throughout the year, wasps create their nests and begin growing their populations. By the time fall season rolls around, those wasps have had all year to reproduce and grow their populations and their young have had time to mature into adults. These adults travel to and from their nests as they go about their duties. And each time they leave or return to the nest, there is the possibility that they could run into you. This might be while you're in the garden tending to your veggies or when you're mowing your lawn. It could be when you’re taking your dog out for a walk or going out to check the mailbox. There are many ways it can happen. And the chances of it happening are increased in fall simply because there are more wasps buzzing around.

Another thing that happens in the fall is that some wasp nests get ready to die. Throughout the late summer and fall months, all of the males wasps work hard to ensure that the newly hatched queens are fattened up enough to make it through winter and that those queens leave their nests of origin and search for a place to overwinter. This might be in a hole, under the bark of a tree, inside a log, or under the siding of your home. Those queens will squeeze into any gap or hole that will keep them protected during their winter dormancy. Then, when winter arrives, the males members of the nest die off and the cycle is primed to begin again in the spring. During this repopulation process, the wasps will be especially aggressive toward any perceived threat as they work diligently to ensure the survival of their species. This increases the likelihood of an unwanted encounter with aggressive wasps in the fall.

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Why invest in professional stinging insect control?

Since wasps are more plentiful and aggressive in fall, this is the perfect time of year to have a pest control professional perform a detailed inspection of your yard and address any issues they find. It is also a great time to invest in ongoing residential pest service. Wasps aren't the only pests that can harm you, your family, and your pets this time of year. There are many other pests that become a problem, and even a danger, in the fall. Cockroaches passively transport harmful microbes on their bodies and are vectors for over 33 kinds of bacterial illness. Houseflies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 human pathogens. Rodents can chew their way into your home, spread disease-causing droppings and urine everywhere, and even cause a fire hazard if they chew on the electrical wiring in our home. In addition, those rodents can bring ticks in which are linked to serious human pathogens that can have lifelong medical implications. And these aren't rare pests, like the occasional appearance of a snake or scorpion. These are all common, everyday pests that you need to be on the lookout for and protect your home from. No Texas home should be without pest protection!

The greatest benefit of a year-round pest control plan is that you don't have to think about it. Life can get busy and it is easy to forget to do routine checks around your home. And this can lead to unexpected encounters with stinging insects and unwanted invasions from a myriad of insects, rodents, and wildlife pests. With routine pest control inspections from an experienced professional, you can put pest control right out of your mind and focus on the day-to-day things you need to take care of. If you need assistance with wasp control or need residential pest control services for your North Texas home, the professionals at Adams Exterminating can help! Here is a great place to start!

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • How long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.
  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • Is your treatment safe around pets?
    Our general treatments are safe around dogs and cats – provided they do not intentionally contact or consume applied materials before they have dried. Certain pets, especially aquatic life and reptiles, are especially vulnerable to some pesticides so it is important to be especially careful while treating when these types of pets are present. We recommend these types of pets, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, and other small animals, be kept away from the treatment area until it is safe for them to return.
  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

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