As a local pest company with over 30 years of experience protecting families, you can imagine the insects and pests we have come across over the years. Wasps are one pest we come across often which many people are afraid of, and for good reason. First let’s identify which wasps you may have around your house.
In Southwest Florida is the Paper Wasp is the most common wasp found around our houses. While there are many types of these wasps, they are easily identified by the nest they make. They typically like to find protected areas to build their nests. You will see these on your porch ceiling, under eaves and gutters. While these wasps do not people, for the most part they are overlooked them until the nest gets large.
The picture attached with the article was recently take at a clients residence in Punta Gorda, Florida. As you can see this nest was built under the overhang off a porch. If you are a current client and you notice something like this, give our office a call. If you do not have pest control company that routinely visits and treats your yard and house give us a call. We have the experience to deal with pests, like wasps in a safe manner.
Should Wasps Be Removed
Yes. There are plenty of places for them to build their nests, they should not be left alone if you have them around your house. While they don’t look to attack humans, they will attack if bothered. For instance, if you kids are playing in the yard and they kick a ball into a nest. The wasps will defend themselves and will sting. These stings are usually not fatal but can be painful. However, no sting should be ignored or taken lightly. This is the reason they need to be removed from around your house.
What if I Get Stung?
First you need to observe how you feel. Some people will feel the sting and have some irritation, even for a few hours. A single sting is one that most heathy people can handle. If you find yourself in a situation where you are stung multiple times, you feel lightheaded, heart racing or any other unusual feeling, please go to the doctors or even call 911. Some people can have allergic reaction to stings requiring medical attention. Children and older people can be particularly vulnerable.
How Do I Keep Wasps From My House?
Next you will wan to keep from getting into a situation where you or your family is stung by wasps is to be proactive. Of course all of our technicians, when at your house, look around for signs of nests and they are treated and removed. This is for nest that are able to be easily observed. There may be instances where wasps, or even bees have started to build a nest inside a wall or an attic. If you think something like this is happening, give us a call or complete our free pest control request form. Since wasps can build nests quickly, don’t be alarmed if you do find one in between our visits. If you want to give us a call and let us know.
Are All Wasps and Bees Bad?
While this article is focused on wasps we wanted to include bees as well. You may not be able to easily tell the difference between wasps, hornets and bees. Honey bees are one of the best pollinators and is very beneficial to our local environment, including our orange groves. Honey bees are not aggressive and also provide honey and beeswax. For this reason, you should not just kill all “bees or wasps”. Leave it to the experts. Give Problem Solved Pest control a call today and we can help protect your house from termites, roaches, wasps, ants, spiders and other pests common to Charlotte County Florida. As a locally owned and operated business we would love to get to know you.