Prime Real Estate for Wasps

Most homeowners have had a run in with wasps. Have you ever wondered how these stinger wielding creatures decide where to build their nests? Here at Elevate Pest Control, we want you to have the information you need to make good decisions when it comes to wasp elimination. Wasps become even more of a threat around your home if anyone in your family suffers from allergies to wasp stings. The last thing you want to do is spend time in a hospital with a loved one because of an insect. If wasps are causing concern for you and your family, Elevate Pest Control is here to give you a helping hand. When it comes to wasp elimination, we mean business.

How do Wasps Decide where to Build?

When it comes to wasp real estate, their priority is all about protection from water. Their nests are composed of a papery substance that is created from their salvia mixed with bits of chewed up plant fiber. If you have seen a wasp nest, you have seen that papery grey material. That papery wasp nest material is extremely susceptible to water damage. Because of this threat, wasps build their nests in locations that are protected from the rain and the elements. For this reason, some of their favorite locations to build a nest are under the eaves of your home. Covered porches are another location that wasps love to use. Pretty much, any location that is protected from the rain is a wasp paradise. Since we are in the business of wasp elimination, our technicians have found wasps in a variety of locations. We have found them in attics, sheds, dense vegetation, carports, playground equipment, inside of sprinkler boxes, behind the siding on homes, and within unused cars. We have even found them inside of hollowed out trees.

Another Factor

For a wasp, choosing a nesting site is all about location. If they experienced success the previous year at a nesting location, there is a high chance they will be back the next. Each winter, the worker wasps all die off, but the new queens survive. They overwinter and get ready to begin new nests as soon as it warms up in the spring. A few of the new queens will often seek out the same location where they were hatched. This is the reason you often have repeat wasp nests building in the same location year after year.

How to Eliminate Wasps

During the late summer and early fall, wasp nests go on high alert because they begin raising new queens for the next year. Their aggression levels also increase dramatically. You should always use caution around wasp nests. Unlike honey bees that can only sting you once, wasps can sting you as many times as they want. Each wasp has a rapid repeat stinger that they use to protect the colony. If you get too close to a nest, all of the workers will be coming after you. The best way to eliminate wasps is to contact Elevate Pest Control. We have all the tools and equipment that keep us safe from wasps. In addition, we have a variety of effective treatments that we use to create a multipronged treatment approach. This gives us comprehensive wasp elimination. When you use the professionals with Elevate Pest Control, you are getting licensed professionals. We have gone through the necessary certifications and we have the professional training and experience needed to get the job done. We spend a lot of time researching and testing the newest methods for wasp control because we want to be effective and efficient. When we arrive at your home, the wasps won’t stand a chance. For wasp elimination you can count on, you need to call in the professionals with Elevate Pest Control.

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