Elk Grove Wasp Control
Don’t Get Stung; Call All Clear Pest Control
Anyone who has been stung by a wasp knows how painful it is. Though they can have a positive impact on the environment by feeding on other pests, wasps can put a severe damper on your enjoyment of your yard, and the last thing you want is a wasp building a nest on or around your home. If you have unwanted wasp nests around your home, or if you have a wasp infestation, we can help. All Clear Pest Control offers a full range of wasp control services, and we can help you safely remove and control the population around your home. Our wasp control experts have the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done.
Contact All Clear Pest Control to learn more about how our Elk Grove wasp control specialists can help.
Wasps vs. Bees
Though many people confuse the two, bees and wasps are not the same. Bees tend to have fat, fuzzy bodies, while wasps are longer, leaner, and do not have fuzz. The main distinction to be aware of between bees and wasps is that wasps are aggressive. While bees buzz around your garden, collecting pollen, and are generally uninterested in people, wasps are aggressive and are known to attack when agitated. Wasps have been known to attack when their nest is threatened, when they are agitated by a loud noise, or when someone tries to brush them away. This is why people want wasps and their nests removed from their property.
The two most common wasps in the Sacramento area are:
- Paper Wasps
- Yellow Jackets
Other species of wasps you may have heard of include:
- Asian Giant Hornet
- Cuckoo Wasp
- Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Paper Wasps and Yellow Jackets are the two types of wasps you are most likely to encounter around your home. These two wasps are known as “social wasps.” They work together in a colony and have a single queen, similar to bees. These wasps build their nests both above and below ground, though homeowners typically find these nests up in the eaves of their homes. They are most active during the summer months as, during the winter, the majority of the colony dies off.
Yellow Jackets are some of the most aggressive types of wasps and are capable of both biting and stinging. Their stingers are poisonous, and they will bite and sting repeatedly, making them particularly dangerous to you, your family, and your pets. Generally speaking, yellow jackets will stay near their nests, so if you see a yellow jacket, odds are there is a nest nearby.
What Scents Do Wasps Hate?
There are some scents you can use as natural wasp deterrent. Plants such as thyme, citronella, spearmint, and wormwood are natural wasp repellents. Another natural repellant for wasps is peppermint oil. You can mix water and peppermint oil into a spray to spray around your house.
4 Signs You Need Wasp Control
1. Chewed wood - Wasps have to make their nest out of something, so if you notice an uptick in wood that's been chewed through make sure to call in our Elk Grove wasp control experts because if it's not wasps it could be another pest.
2. A visible nest - Queens like to begin building their nest in the springtime and they become big by summer. So if in the summer months you're noticing what looks to be a wasp nest then give us a call.
3. Audible buzzing - If the nest is on the inside of a wall or ceiling you might not be able to see it, but you could be hearing the buzzing and should act quickly if you suspect anything.
4. Wasps flying around - The easiest way to see that you have a wasp infestation is by seeing the critters yourself. If you see one or two then you likely have a nest in a nearby tree but if you see more then give our wasp control experts a call.
Dealing with a Wasp Infestation
A common reason for a wasp or yellow jacket to attack is when their nest is threatened. Wasp colonies can have hundreds to thousands of members, and an attack from a swarm of wasps can be extremely hazardous. Because they are so dangerous, if you have a wasp nest that needs removal, it is recommended that you work with a professional pest control expert, like ours at All Clear Pest Control. Our Elk Grove wasp control specialist will inspect your home, identify the location of the wasps’ nests, and work on removing them from your property. As a full-service pest control company, we can also schedule you for routine pest control visits throughout the year to help you prevent a future infestation.
Protect your home from wasps and yellow jackets. Call us today at (916) 249-2986.