How To Keep Problematic Wasps Away From Your Phoenix Yard
March 10, 2023
Most people feel instant fear whenever they look at a wasp. That is because these flying insects have been known to be aggressive toward anyone who gets too close to them. If you are seeing wasps around your property, don't worry, Eco Valley Pest Control is here to help! Our Phoenix pest control specialists know how to get rid of these potentially dangerous flying insects.
Characteristics Of Common Wasps
There are many different species of wasps in Phoenix. Some of the most common types that are found around residential areas include the paper wasp, black-and-yellow mud daubers, and the western yellow jacket.
Wasps are typically between ⅝ to 1 inch long. They have long and thin bodies that narrow at the waist. They also have long and slender wings that lay on their backs when they are not in use.
Many of the wasps that live in this area are social wasps. This means that they will build a nest that can contain several wasps at one time. Most of the time, a colony will have 25 or fewer wasps living together. However, some nests can get so big that there are over 100 of these pests living in one wasps nest.
Why Wasp Infestations Can Be So Problematic
Many of the wasps in Phoenix will build their nest in an area that they think is the least likely to be disturbed. However, unfortunately, that usually means that you don't see it until you get too close. Under a lawn mower, beneath a car's fender well, and around outdoor lighting fixtures are just a few of the places where you can find a wasp's nest. Some types of wasps have also been known to build their nest underground. If you get too close to the nest, some wasps will become aggressive and may sting you multiple times. The venom inside of a wasp's sting can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people.
Five No Nonsense Tips To Prevent Wasps
Wasps may choose to build nests on your property for a number of reasons. In order to help ensure that they don't choose your yard to hang out in, you can try these five simple tricks:
- If you are dining outside, try to keep your food and drink covered as much as possible.
- Make sure that there is no standing water around your home.
- Keep the grass in your lawn cut short.
- Cover any holes that you see in your yard.
- Make sure that there are no holes in your door or window screens. Also, make sure that there aren't gaps, cracks, or other potential entryways around your home.
Wasps like to eat fruit, nectar, and some plants. However, they are also omnivores that will eat small insects. If you want to keep wasps away from your home, you also need to make sure that your home does not have an ant or other insect infestation.
Contact Us For The Best Wasp Control For Your Yard
Wasps are a common problem for many Phoenix residents. Because Phoenix has above-average temperatures for most of the year, finding the right wasp control method can be a difficult task for some homeowners.
At Eco Valley Pest Control, we have experienced pest control specialists that are driven by our goal to keep you and your family safe. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that you never have to worry about pests coming into your home again. Give us a call today to see how we can help you and don't forget to ask about our same-day service and other emergency service options!