Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

How Can You Tell That Wasps Have Created A Nest In Your Home


Once in a while, you may spot one or two wasps flying around your property which should be no cause for alarm. But to be safe, you should hire a pest control expert to inspect your property and determine whether it is a false alarm. Below are a few signs of a wasp-infested home. 

You See Them Flying Around

If you want to confirm whether the insects flying around your home are indeed wasps, check if they have a slender body, yellow abdomen, and long wings. The other clue is that they are likely to concentrate in one area, mostly where the nest is. If this is the case, call a local pest exterminator to eliminate them.

You Hear Their Buzzing Sounds

The other way to determine whether you are dealing with wasps is when you notice buzzing sounds. These insects usually buzz the loudest when building their nests, so even if you miss the previous sign, the sounds should guide you to their hiding area. 

You See Tunnels In Structures Made From Wood

Horntail or wood wasps are species that burrow into wooden structures to create a nesting place. They can also make a home on trees, which is why you should be careful when buying wood for your building projects because some pieces may carry larvae. When you see holes and tunnels on wooden structures, call an exterminator to ensure you are not dealing with an infestation. 

They Have Houses

If you see the insects flying around, their nest may not be far away. Whether dealing with hornets, horntail, or yellowjacket species, you will most certainly see their nests in overhangs such as under tree branches and at the end of your roof. Ensure to check hidden places such as the attic, as they love to hide in plain sight. Their nests will look like unevenly shaped balls, with exterior parts forming a coiling or swirl pattern, while the interior looks like a honeycomb. 

Wasps are naturally defensive in their habitat, so they can sting if you try to get anywhere near the nest. That is why you need to contact a professional exterminator. Not only will they do it safely, but they will ensure effective removal methods.

If you have seen any or all the above signs, get in touch with a pest control expert to eliminate the wasps from your home. Do this even when unsure about an infestation because they can eliminate them before they build a home.

For more information on pest control, contact a professional near you.


29 July 2022