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Frequently Asked Questions About Wasps

Frequently Asked Questions About Wasps

What are wasps?

There are many different types of wasps, and these stinging, nesting pests are dangerous to host around your property. It’s important to look out for signs that wasps have moved onto your property, as quick wasp removal stops you or those you care about from dealing with the dangers presented by wasp infestations.

Signs that you may have a wasp problem include:

  • Swarming wasps buzzing around your property, making their way to and from their nest.
  • Loud buzzing sounds can be heard around your property.
  • You notice a nest hidden around your property or high up in the trees around the exterior of your building.

Professional wasp removal service in Cookeville and Crossville, TN, is the best way to defeat wasp infestations once you notice these signs.

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Are wasps dangerous?

While wasps are important pollinators and help to manage insect populations, they create significant issues once they move onto your property and nest due to the health and safety threats that infestations of wasps bring. Wasps will build their nests in tight spaces around ceilings, attics, under decks, and along the siding of your property; this introduces moisture, leading to damage and mold growth.

Wasps are particularly notable for their aggressive natures and tendency to sting individuals that pass too closely to them or their nests. Wasps may sting multiple times, something that leads to lots of pain, swelling, irritation, and the risk of severe allergic reactions.

Wasps may also chew through the wooden structures of your property, creating damage and the need for costly repairs.

Why do I have a wasp problem?

Wasps are typically attracted to properties with plenty of food, nesting spaces, and moisture. They are attracted to protein-rich items, sweet-smelling flowers, and leftover food such as desserts and sodas. It’s important to minimize these wasp attractants if you want to avoid encouraging this pest to settle around your property.

Where will I find wasps?

Wasps are typically found nesting outdoors underneath decks, on the siding of your property, hanging from patios or garages, and high up in trees. They may also be able to find small entryways into your home via utility areas and gaps around windows and doors, leading to them creating nests in attics, the space between walls, crawl spaces, and basements.

How do I get rid of wasps?

Get rid of wasps the right way with expert wasp control provided by Midstate Termite & Pest Control. We work with you to understand your wasp infestation concerns and provide you with wasp identification before tailoring pest control solutions to your property’s exact needs.

We have decades of experience as a company, and our experienced and knowledgeable technicians have the right equipment and know-how to handle any size wasp nest that might be on your property.

Call us today for effective wasp and home pest control that protects you and your property.

How can I prevent wasps in the future?

Wasp prevention tactics are essential to put in place around your property to support our expert pest control and ensure these stinging pests don’t return.

Tips to avoid wasps from settling on your property include covering garbage cans and ensuring trash bags are sealed tightly, cleaning up all food and drink spills, especially those outside, covering holes in the ground, and clearing outdoor areas of long grasses, debris piles, and overgrown trees. You should also reduce access to pet food, address pest problems wasps might prey on, and seal gaps or cracks that might provide a wasp entryway into interior areas.

Contact Midstate Termite & Pest Control today for wasp control you can count on in Cookeville and Crossville, TN.

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