Coming in for a landing - Wasp Control
If ants are considered the infantry, then wasps are the air assault of Spring.
As a rule, these relatively slow-moving flyers are somewhat beneficial since
they exterminate other insects. However, the benefits are diminished the moment
you get stung. (I have personally been stung twice by these creatures in what I
felt was without provocation. In fairness, I must say they are not as
bothersome as yellow jackets.)
It can be said plainly that wasps have failed to endear themselves to people -
we want them dead! The wasps most commonly seen in Spring are the umbrella wasp
and the mud dauber.
The mud dauber builds mud tubes to nest in. These commonly are found around
porches and cedar siding. More commonly, the wasps seen by most people are
solitary or umbrella wasps. Nests usually contain up to 250 wasps. These
creatures are not the social insects that honeybees are; they have no worker
caste. In fact, all female wasps have the ability to lay eggs. The female that
lays the first eggs becomes the dominant one with all the others then become
subservient to her in helping her raise the young.
The nests are built in and around homes, especially under eaves, shutters, and
in protected areas, such as porches, and in the corners of aluminium or vinyl
siding. The nests are umbrella shaped, and there may be several nests in a
relatively small area.
The wasps that fly around the eaves can be controlled best by fogging the attic
space. The area under the shutters also may need to be treated. At Professional
Exterminating, we also check areas in and around decks. We find that often a
treatment is equally effective in the early morning as at night. Our guarantee
is for a full 6 months from date of application a single application. Follow up
visits as needed per our guarantee are always at no extra cost to you.
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