Wasp Prevention 101: Steps You Can Take To Keep Wasps At Bay In Sparks

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Wasps are some of the most feared types of pests that can invade your yard in the summer. Unfortunately, these aggressive flying insects are not just found outside in the yard; they have been known to invade attics, the space in between the walls, and other areas of homes. 

At Celtic Pest Control, we believe that prevention is the key to a wasp-free property. Our technicians know just how dangerous these bugs can be. And we know the best way to keep you and your family safe from wasps all year long, with professional pest control services In Sparks.

Wasp Identification Tips: Behaviors To Help You Identify Wasps

Wasps are not the only stinging insects in this area that can fly. Many people mistakenly think that wasps, bees, and hornets are essentially the same animal. And while they may look similar, these three animals are completely unique and different. The bee, for example, is not usually aggressive because they will usually lose their stinger if they sting a person or animal. Unlike bees, hornets usually have black-and-white bodies instead of black and yellow. 

There are a few different ways that you can identify wasps in Sparks. The first thing that you should look for is their body shape. While both wasps and hornets have slender bodies that are separated into three segments, wasps tend to be slightly smaller than hornets. Also, wasps can come in a variety of colors, which include black and yellow stripes, red, brown, black, and even blue. Hornets tend to either be white and black or brownish.

The type of nest that wasps build will depend on the species of wasp. Paper wasps, for example, will usually build large aerial nests that are shaped like an upside-down umbrella and look as if it is wrapped in paper. Mud dauber wasps will build their nest out of mud. And yellow jackets will either build an aerial nest, like a paper wasp, or underground nests.

Health Risks Of Wasp Infestations: Allergies And Other Concerns

Some wasps are social creatures and can live in nests that contain over 1,000 wasps. Typically, social wasps tend to be more aggressive because they are not only protecting their nest, but they are protecting all of the members inside of it as well. 

Waps use their stingers to defend their nest. They are able to sting the same person multiple times. If you disturb a large nest, you could be stung by several hundred wasps several times. The venom that is released when a wasp stings you is not usually toxic to humans. However, some people are allergic to the venom and can experience serious side effects, such as severe swelling, trouble breathing, and hives. If you are stung by several wasps at one time, you could experience a venom overdose which could also be life-threatening even if you are not allergic to the venom. 

Strategies For Wasp Prevention: Effective Tips And Tricks

To keep your yard wasp-free, you can try these easy strategies:

  • Keep food and drinks covered when outdoors.
  • Don't wear sweet-smelling fragrances outside.
  • Keep your lawn well-manicured.
  • Keep a lid over your outdoor trash cans.

Wasps will occasionally come inside your home if they can find an entrance. Be sure to seal up any cracks or potential entrances that you have around your house. 

Safe And Effective Wasp Removal: Contact Us Right Away!

Even non-aggressive wasps can be dangerous if you disturb them or their nest. The safest way to eliminate wasps from your Sparks property is to call us at the first sign of a wasp infestation. At Celtic Pest Control, our customized home pest control plans are designed to keep you and your family safe from these potentially dangerous insects. 

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