If you've seen reddish-brown wasps flying around your Dallas home, you may have reason for concern. Those are paper wasps and while they are fairly docile when they are away from their nests, they can become extremely aggressive when they are protecting a nest. If paper wasps have established a nest on your property, it can present a threat. That is why it is best to get rid of paper wasps right away. There is only one way to do this. That's what we're going to talk about today.
The first step is to notice wasps nests as they begin to form. This has two components. You need to know what developing nests look like and you need to know where to look for them.
What Paper Wasp Nests Look Like — You may already know what a paper wasp nest looks like. These are common insects in the Dallas area. But you might not recognize a nest as it is forming. At first, it is only a small gray, umbrella shape, with hexagonal compartments inside. Once it is fully formed, it will be the shape of a strawberry.
Where You Can Find Wasp Nests — You may know this one as well. Paper wasps create their aerial nests in sheltered locations on, and around, man-made structures. Perhaps you've seen one under a roofline, on the ceiling of a porch, or under a deck, porch, or patio. These are only some of the many locations they build nests. The key to finding them is to look up. When you get under your deck to search for a nest, you need to look up. These insects get into the "rafters" of low lying structures as readily as they do the rafters of a barn.
Once you've found a nest, it needs to be removed. If it is just a little starter nest, and there are no wasps present on the surface, you may be able to just brush it away with a broom. Do a quick inspection of the area and make sure there are no wasps nearby. If the nest has developed to a point where you are unable to see all the hexagonal chambers, there could be wasps inside that you can't see. Removing these nests can be hazardous.
A few things to consider about DIY wasp nest removal:
- Selecting the wrong product to spray a wasps' nest can be hazardous.
- Inappropriate application of wasp sprays can be toxic.
- Climbing a ladder to spray a wasps nest can result in a fall.
- Getting into a closed space with a wasps' nests is a bad idea.
- When you have a licensed and insured pest professional take care of wasp nests, you don't have to worry about injury. You also don't have to worry about the wrong methods or products being used to address the threat.
Professional Wasp Control and Nest Removal
Life gets busy. Who has time to be looking for developing wasps nests? There's work, school, sporting events, recitals, family reunions, birthday parties—the list goes on and on. But you don't have to think about nest detection when you have residential pest control from All-Safe Pest & Termite doing it for you. Our plans come with routine inspections. If a wasp nest is forming on your property, it won't take you by surprise. Your All-Safe Service Professional will take care of it. We have the equipment and experience to remove wasp nests from your property. No nest; no threat. It's just that simple. That's how you get rid of wasp nests right away.
For assistance with pest control or wasp nest removal in the Dallas area, reach out to All-Safe Pest & Termite today. We're here to help.