We at BeeMan Stan specialize in removing all types of stinging insects from your property, including not only bees but also yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. If you have noticed wasp activity around your home, it can be difficult to know whether it calls for professional attention or not. If there are already many adult wasps coming in and out of your home, it’s probably best to call us at BeeMan Stan sooner rather than later. However, if there are only one or two wasps, or you notice them only occasionally, you can probably get rid of them with a few simple wasp control methods.
- Remove Wasp Bait- Wasps are drawn to the smell of food, especially if it’s sweet. Remnants of food, dirty paper plates and cups, empty bottles and cans, and open garbage cans are all potential wasp bait. Keeping food covered and having a tight lid on your trash cans goes a long way to eliminating potential temptations for wasps around your property. Without the smells of your food waste to distract them, wasps will stick with their regular diet of mosquitoes and other small insects.
- Pick the Right Time to Act- If you notice a wasp nest on your property and are attempting to remove it yourself, the best time of year to do it is in the early spring. At this time, the queen is still laying her eggs and won’t have adult wasps to defend her. If you’ve already missed this deadline, at least wait until nightfall to attempt removal, as wasps are less active then. A chilly night also helps, as wasps become lethargic in cold temperatures.
- Professional Wasp Control- While these two methods can go a long way to keeping your home wasp free, the most reliable wasp control method is still to enlist a professional pest service, such as our team at BeeMan Stan. We have the right skills and equipment to completely remove all wasp presence from your property and ensure that they do not come back.