Bradenton Property Owners' Complete Wasp Control Guide

When it comes to wasp control, the experts here at Keller's Pest Control know a thing or two. We've been at this pest control thing for a very long time and our technicians have seen just about everything. Today, we're going to condense a lot of information down into a quick and simple guide that will give you everything you need to know about wasps in Bradenton, not the least of which is the best way to get rid of wasps.

What Do Wasps Look Like In Bradenton?

a wasp on a leaf outdoors

Let's start with wasp identification. We have more than one wasp species in our area, and different wasps behave in different ways. Some wasps dig burrows in the ground. Some use ground holes and cavities that already exist. Some take soil and mix it with saliva to make mud nests. Some create aerial nests out of paper. You can tell a lot about a wasp by the way it behaves.

  • Cicada Killer Wasp — Don't let the name scare you. Unless you're a cicada insect, you don't have too much to fear from a cicada killer wasp. These are solitary wasps that rarely sting people, except by accident. They are mostly considered lawn pests as they can displace a lot of soil when they dig their burrows in the ground.

  • Yellow Jacket Wasp — These black and yellow pests take advantage of ground holes and voids. They're the wasps that start stinging you while you're mowing your lawn or tending to your landscaping. Their small size makes them hard to see, and the fact that they create nests in ground holes and voids makes getting rid of yellow jackets a pain.

  • Mud Dauber — These are the wasps that create mud nests. Like the Cicada killer wasps, a mud dauber is probably only going to sting you if you come in contact with it.

  • Paper Wasp — These are the wasps that create aerial nests out of paper. If you disturb a nest, you could have many of these wasps coming out to make you regret it. A paper wasp may be reddish-brown or black and yellow, like a yellow jacket wasp.

How Dangerous Are Wasps In Bradenton?

If you have an unfortunate run-in with social wasps, like the yellow jacket or the paper wasp, you can get stung, a lot. For most people, this will just be a painful encounter. The scary reality is that it is possible to have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting and it only takes one wasp sting to cause this to happen. That means an accidental sting from a cicada killer wasp or a mud dauber can become a life-threatening event. If you're seeing wasp activity on your Bradenton property, we recommend investing in wasp removal services. Professional control is the best way to get rid of wasps.

Is There A Natural Way To Keep Wasps Away From My Bradenton Yard?

Yes. There are actually many natural ways to deter wasps. Some are obvious. Some are not so obvious. Here are some general wasp prevention tips:

  • You know that wasps feed on nectar, but you may not realize how flowering weeds can increase your chances of a wasp problem. When weeds take over your lawn, they're not just going to ruin the look of your lawn, they're going to inspire wasps to establish a nest on your property. Kill those weeds to deter wasps.

  • Wasps drink water. If you have damp conditions near your home, or puddles for wasps to drink from, you're likely to have a wasp nest develop.

  • Some wasps get into garbage to find protein sources. Make sure your garbage is bagged and stored in covered containers.

  • Wasps that create nests in ground holes can be deterred by filling in any holes you find in your yard. Keep in mind that, if you're dealing with cicada killer wasps, this won't have an impact.

The Most Effective Wasp Control For Bradenton Yards

If you detect a wasp problem, investing in wasp removal services is the right way to go. But what if you don't have a wasp nest on your property yet? If you don't want to get stung by wasps in your yard, the answer isn't to wait until wasps create a nest. We recommend investing in a residential pest control program. When you have scheduled visits from a pest control technician throughout the year, nests will be caught early and addressed appropriately. This is the best way to get rid of wasps.

Wasp Control In Bradenton

If you live in Bradenton, you're in our service area. Contact us here at Keller's Pest Control to learn about the methods we use for getting rid of yellow jackets, paper wasps, cicada wasps, mud daubers, and other wasps. Why wait till you've been stung by a wasp problem? Get proactive wasp control, starting today.