Wasps are one of the worst types of insect to come across on your property. Their stings are very painful and can even cause an allergic reactions in some people. To keep your family safe and potentially save a trip to Treasure Valley Family Medicine, make Meridian Wasp Control an important part of your yearly house maintenance.
Paper wasps are brown with yellow markings. They are often mistaken for yellow jackets, as they have similar body shapes. They are 5/8 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch in length. Paper wasps get their name based off of the paper-like material used to make their nests. The most obvious sign of an infestation is seeing either the wasps themselves or the nests. Wasp nests are often found on the eaves of houses, porches, fences, railings, trees and shrubs. Paper wasps are not usually aggressive, however, they will sting if disturbed or if they feel their nest is in danger.
Wasps are attracted to food and sweet smelling perfume. To keep wasps from bothering you, keep food covered and forego wearing any perfume when you know you will be spending time outdoors. In addition, when trimming shrubs or trees, make sure you check for nests before beginning. To prevent wasps from entering you home, check all door and window screens from tears and repair if necessary.
If you need some help with Meridian Wasp Control, give Get Lost Pest Control a call! Do not try to remove nests yourself, as they will defend their home and you may end up with some nasty stings. The first thing Get Lost Pest Control will do is knock down any existing nests. Next, they will spray a product that will not only kill any insects on contact, it also has a 3 month residual. This means it will keep wasps from building new nests in the same areas for up to 3 months.