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Why Are Wasps Everywhere In North Texas?

As stinging insects, wasps are natural predators who enjoy feeding on everything from cicadas to spiders. While they may be beneficial to the environment as pollinators, these pests can cause a lot of problems for Frisco homeowners, especially if they’re building nests around your North Texas home.

Here’s what North Texas homeowners should know about identifying different types of wasps, how dangerous they can be to encounter, ways to naturally prevent them, and the safest way to deal with wasp problems and wasp nests with pest control in North Texas

What Do Wasps In North Texas Look Like?

While they may all deliver painful stings, there are actually several different kinds of wasps in North Texas, including:

  • Paper wasps: These large wasps have pinched waists and black or brown bodies with orange or yellow markings. They get their name from their umbrella-shaped paper nests.
  • Mud daubers: Mud daubers are another large wasp species that can grow up to two inches long with black bodies, although some have a metallic blue sheen as well. These wasps are also known for their distinctive nests, which they build out of the mud.
  • Cicada killers: Cicada killers are known as the “gentle giants” of the wasp world, despite their aggressive name. Their bodies can be red or black, but most of them have a yellow band that goes around their waists.
  • Yellowjackets: Also known as a type of ground wasp, yellow jackets have yellow and black markings and prefer to create their nests out of open cavities in the ground if they can. 
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Natural Wasp Prevention Tips For North Texas Properties

While you may need a stronger form of protection to combat wasp nests or infestations, there are some natural ways to deter these stinging insects from building their nests on your property in the first place, such as:

  • Don’t leave any food scraps or crumbs in your yard, especially sweet or protein-rich foods.
  • Keep your garbage cans completely closed and sealed with a lid, and make sure you’re regularly emptying them as too much rotting food could draw in wasps.
  • Cover up any holes or open cavities in the ground around your property as they can be a popular place for yellowjackets to start building their nests.
  • Make sure you’re keeping any windows and doors shut during the warmer months to prevent wasps from getting inside your home.
  • Regularly check your property for signs of a wasp nest, like under porches, decks, eaves, or in trees, but do not approach anything that resembles a nest or hive without professional help.
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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

Serving North Texas and the DFW Metro Since 1947

  • 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.


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!

  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • Do you offer plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
  • 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.

  • What are your hours?
    Our offices in both Lewisville, TX and Denton, TX are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

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