Wasp Control: Are Wasps a Serious Threat to my Property?

Why effective wasp control is necessary for the safety of your property.

Maintaining a proper level of residential and commercial pest control is essential for the well-being of both structures and people. When we discuss pests, we’re very often referring to creatures like cockroaches, ants, termites, mosquitoes spiders, mice, rats, and a few others. However, one form of insect stands out among the rest as a true invader on your property. One of the most terrifying pests know to Florida property owners are wasps.

Most people know that they should stay away from wasps, but many don’t truly understand whether they’re a serious threat to any property. Let’s explore the types of wasps that you may find on your property, what dangers they may pose, and a few methods for effective wasp control.

Two Common Species of Wasps in Florida

The two types of wasps that you’re likely to see in Florida are the cicada killer wasp and paper wasp. As their name indicates, the cicada killer wasp is known for hunting and killing cicadas. These wasps have similar coloring to the well-known yellow jacket wasp but are larger. They typically live individually, which means their nests are quite small. The paper wasp, on the other hand, is a social creature that lives in large colonies, which means any nest you find will be quite sizable. These wasps are reddish-brown and smaller than cicada killer wasps.

The Biggest Dangers of a Wasp Nest

Most people steer clear of wasps as soon as they see one. That’s because most people understand that wasps, while usually safe to be around, are quite aggressive. If they feel any kind of threat from your presence, there is a good chance they may attack. And let us just say that wasp stings or something that no one wants to experience.
The biggest danger, in fact, is that when a wasp stings a person who is allergic to wasp venom, he or she may face a life-threatening situation. They may have symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, low blood pressure, and other dangerous health issues. You may feel as if you can just steer clear of a nest on your property you’ll be perfectly fine, but the problem is that children or even pets may disturb a nest without realizing it.

Tips for Wasp Control

It may be hard to avoid wasps during certain times of the year, but here are a few simple methods that can help:

  • A Mixture of Three Oils – Mixing several drops of clove, geranium, and lemongrass with water and dish soap, then applying it to surfaces of your home such as under eaves, porch roofs, and other areas will help deter wasps from building a nest.
  • Wasp Trap – If you’re dealing with individual wasps, then picking up a few wasp traps from the store will likely help reduce their numbers on your property.
  • Patch Up Cracks – To avoid wasps getting inside your home or business, make sure that you seal up any cracks big enough for them to fit through.
  • Seal Garbage Cans – Like many other creatures, access to food sources increases the likelihood of an infestation, so make sure outside garbage cans are sealed tight.

Hiring a Professional for Wasp Control

The best way to deal with the presence of wasps on your property is to hire a professional to get rid of them. Pest control experts have the tools and experience necessary to remove the threat safely and without incident. Not only is this more effective, but you won’t have to worry about getting stung while trying to do it yourself.

Contact Prohealth for Effective Wasp Control

Prohealth Pest Control can assist you with getting rid of all sorts of pests. To learn more about how our organic pest control methods can help eliminate the threat of wasps on your property, contact us today at (727) 260-5531 to schedule a no-cost consultation for commercial and residential pest control services.