How To Keep The Wasps In Reno At Bay

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Some types of wasps are known to be mean and aggressive with little provocation. You will likely receive a painful sting if you get too close to some types of wasps or their nest. And unlike bees, wasps can sting you as many times as they want. And once they start attacking you, they rarely give up and leave you alone.

At Celtic Pest Control, our highly trained Reno pest control team can help to keep you safe by identifying the aggressive species of wasps and eliminating all types of wasps from your property. Here is a look at everything you need to know about dealing with a wasp infestation on your Reno property. 

How To Identify A Wasp

Wasps have a unique appearance. Many people mistakenly think that wasps and bees are the same animals. And while certain types of wasps can have the same coloration as some bee species, if you were to do a side-by-side comparison of these two animals, you would quickly be able to see the differences.

Wasps have long and slender bodies. Their bodies are separated into three segments: the head, thorax, and abdomen. The area between the thorax and abdomen on most wasps species is incredibly thin and looks as if they have a pinched "waist." All wasps have six legs and two sets of wings. While both sets of wings are long and thin, the hindwings tend to be smaller than their front wings. Wasps can come in various colors, such as yellow and black, orange and black, solid orange, red-orange, solid black, and blue. Also, unlike bees, most wasps have smooth, hairless bodies. 

The Potential Dangers Of A Wasp Infestation

Wasps are fierce protectors that defend their nest if they feel threatened. All wasps in this area have stingers and will use them if they think they are threatened.  If you disturb any wasp in Reno, you are putting yourself at risk of getting stung, but social wasps tend to be more aggressive and will band together when attacking an "enemy."

When a wasp stings you, it will release venom into your body. The venom causes extreme pain and, in most cases, minor swelling. If you are allergic to wasp venom, however, you could experience a severe allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. 

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips

Wasps are the most active during the summer months. During this time, they spend their days looking for food or a safe place to nest. To prevent wasps from nesting around your property, you can take the following precautions:

  1. Keep food covered when eating outside

  2. Don't leave your pest's food outdoors

  3. Seal up any cracks around your home to eliminate potential nesting sites

  4. Keep a lid on your outdoor trash cans

  5. Avoid wearing sweet-smelling shampoos, soaps, and fragrances when outdoors

Wasps are also attracted to places with standing water and will drink water treated with certain chemicals, such as chlorine. If you have a swimming pool around your home, keeping it covered up when not in use is a good idea. 

Contact Our Expert Wasp Control Team Today!

If you see a wasp nest around your property, you should give us a call as soon as possible. Dealing with a wasp infestation on your own can be extremely dangerous. At Celtic Pest Control, we can keep you and your family safe with professional home pest control for your Reno property.

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