The Best Way To Keep The Wasps Away From Your Tampa Yard
July 15, 2022 - Wasps
How often do you go outside? Some people adore their outdoor living areas and spend as much time outdoors as possible. If this is you, or you simply like walking to your car without the threat of wasp stings, you are in the right place. Here is how to deal with different types of wasps in Tampa and how to protect your yard from these pests year-round. Check out our stinging insect control page to learn more about our wasp pest control in Tampa. Dealing with these dangerous insects does not have to be stressful or hard.
How To Identify A Wasp
Chances are you have seen a wasp. You can best identify these insects by their three segmented bodies, sleek appearance, and stinger-tipped abdomens. There are many different wasps in Tampa, including the paper wasp, the cicada killer, and the mud wasp, also called the mud dauber. These three species are drastically different. Paper wasps build their nests out of chewed-up paper and live to serve their queen. Nests are usually built under the eaves of buildings, inside sheds and garages, within trees, and inside holes underground. Cicada killers are not social and live inside holes dug into the ground. They are a larger species and live up to their name. Finally, mud wasps live inside mud tubes. Although solitary wasps themselves, mud wasps build their tube homes side by side, like apartments.
Why You Don't Want Wasps Hanging Around Your Yard
One thing wasps are known for is the way they become protective over their nests. Social wasps are the worst. Both yellow jackets and paper wasps become extra aggressive when they notice a threatening presence wandering too close to their hive. To scare away potential threats, they use their stingers as a weapon. If you have never been stung by a wasp, you are not missing out. A few stings are painful, and several dozen stings are life-threatening. A single sting can be life-threatening for people allergic to their venom. Talk to your doctor to better understand your risk.
Five Eco-Friendly Tips To Prevent Nesting Wasps
Are you here today seeking a way to keep wasps away from your property? If so, we recommend putting in place some basic prevention strategies. Here are five eco-friendly wasp prevention tips to use today.
- When eating or drinking outdoors, keep beverages and food dishes covered as much as possible. When you finish, clean up thoroughly and make sure no scraps are left behind.
- Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids and store them in protected areas.
- Pick up overripened fruits and berries that fall into your yard and keep up with your landscaping.
- Fill in holes and abandoned burrows you find on your property.
- Avoid feeding your pets outdoors or clean out their bowls after every meal.
If you are dealing with an active nest on your property, do not hesitate to involve the experts at Wise Owl Plus.
The Secret Total Wasp Control For Your Yard
Hiring a professional is the best way to get rid of wasps from your home or business. At Wise Owl Plus, we offer comprehensive services to identify and eliminate these potentially dangerous pests. We would be happy to visit your property, assess your situation, and address any issues. While they are out, our team can offer some simple advice to avoid future problems.
Contact us today if you want to learn more about our residential or commercial wasp removal services and schedule an appointment for your Tampa property.
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