You Could Be Accidentally Attracting Wasps In Naples

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An angry swarm of wasps can ruin an outdoor gathering of family and friends in a heartbeat. Wasps are a common problem in South Florida, including Naples. The most common types of wasps that are a nuisance in this area are bald-faced hornets, yellow jackets, and paper wasps. All of these wasps can pack quite a wallop with their sting. To make matters worse, unlike their bee relatives, they can sting multiple times.

If you have a wasp nest in your yard, it is best left to the professionals of your local Naples pest control company. Wasp nest removal can be a dangerous venture, and it is not recommended to tackle it on your own. The technicians of Keller's Pest Control have the proper training and equipment to safely take care of any wasp issue you may come across.

What Are The Typical Dynamics Of Wasp Nests?

You can usually identify the kinds of wasps you have on your property by their nests. Each type of wasp builds a nest with a unique design. However, you might want to examine their nests from a safe distance. Wasps are typically very defensive of their nests and will attack if they feel threatened. Let’s take a look at the dynamics of the different types of wasp nests.

  • Paper wasps: These wasps build paper-like nests shaped like an umbrella with visible open cells. They are usually located on porch ceilings, eaves, window frames, and the limbs of trees and bushes.
  • Bald-faced hornets: They also construct their nests out of paper, but they are enclosed structures, usually about 14 inches wide and up to 24 inches long. You’ll find these in tree trunks, wall cavities, overhangs, trees, and bushes.
  • Yellow jackets: Their paper nests are encased and typically in enclosed spaces like wall voids, attics, and underground. But they will sometimes build them out in the open, in trees and bushes.

These wasps will aggressively defend their nests. It is strongly urged that you not attempt to remove their nests by yourself. They will attack in swarms, and their stings can be very painful. Wasp stings can cause severe reactions in people that are allergic to stinging insects.

Are Wasps Attracted To The Trees In My Lawn?

Wasps not only construct their nests in trees but they are also drawn to different trees for various reasons. These stinging insects are pollinators and are drawn to trees with flowers. They also have a sweet tooth, and fruit trees are a big magnet for wasps. Fig trees are one of the wasp’s favorite. If you happen to have an aphid problem in your trees, this will also attract wasps. As the aphids feed on the leaves, they leave a sugary, sweet trail that will attract wasps.

What To Do About A Wasp Inside My Home?

It’s bad enough when you have wasps invade your yard, but having them in your house can be a real problem. Your first instinct is to go grab the fly swatter and start swinging away. Wasps are not an easy target, and you’ll likely just make them mad if you miss. One suggestion is to use a soap and water mixture. Mix two tablespoons of soap into a spray bottle of water and spray the wasp with the mixture. Apparently, the soap clogs the breathing pores of the wasp and will kill it rather quickly.

The best defense is to keep them from coming into your house. There are several types of plants, like lemongrass, citronella, and mint, that work well as wasp deterrents. Essential oils such as peppermint oil have also been found successful in wasp prevention.

Wasp Control Made Easy For Naples Residents

Don’t put yourself or your family at risk. Wasp nest removal is not your typical home project. Let a wasp removal service in Naples handle your wasp problem. Keller's Pest Control has years of experience in wasp prevention and removal for homes and businesses across Florida. Give us a call today to learn about our safe, effective, and affordable pest control solutions.

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