Wasp Control, Sarasota, FL
A wasp attack is dangerous – call us for wasp control for your Sarasota property!
Wasp Control in Sarasota – Wasps are common problem in the Sarasota, Florida area. Our beautiful weather all year long gives them plenty of time to expand their nests and create new ones. On top of that, there is more than one type of wasp. Some of most common are yellow jackets and hornets. While these two have a great deal in common, one thing that is different is where they choose to build their nests. Our professionals at BeeMan Stan are experienced with wasp control and eliminating wasps from your property.
Hornets live predominantly in trees and shrubs, making them pretty easy to spot most of the time. If you see a hornet, you can be sure the nest is within 100 feet, so it may be on your property or on an immediate neighbor’s. Hornets are social creatures, so they love huge colonies. It is not unusual to find a colony numbering in the thousands if they’ve gone undisturbed for a period of time.
Yellow jackets, on the contrary, prefer subterranean nests. They burrow into the ground, which allows them to develop massive colonies without you knowing it. One queen can produce up to 25,000 offspring in a year, and southern yellow jackets permit multiple queens in a single colony. The nest you see on the surface is only a small part of the colony. You may think your own wasp control methods will work, but you could end up being attacked by thousands of yellow jackets, as they are fierce defenders.
How You Can Avoid Needing Wasp Control
At BeeMan Stan, we may be your ideal source for wasp control services, but we are just as interested in helping you avoid needing them for your Sarasota, Florida home. That means we are happy to share our knowledge about things you could be doing that could at least limit the number of times you need to call us for wasp control. Here are the steps you can take:
- Eliminate access points- Wasps look for any nook, cranny, or crack that will give them access to a nice, dry place to begin building their nest. Taking the time to walk around your house looking for such points and sealing them up can help you avoid needing wasp control because you have a huge colony contained in the outer walls of your home.
- Provide a decoy nest- If you have a larger property and wouldn’t be concerned about a wasp nest at a far-reaching area of it, consider a decoy nest so they set up shop there instead of in your home or closer to it. This isn’t a solution for everyone, as you might not want them anywhere on your property.
- Don’t give them a source of food- Wasps will set up close to where they know they can easily forage for food. Don’t make it easy for them by leaving your trash cans open, for example, and you’ll be less likely to need wasp control. Check your trash bins regularly to be sure there aren’t holes or other openings.
- Use essential oils around your porch or patio- There are several essential oils that wasps don’t care for, including clove, geranium, lemongrass, and peppermint.
The safest thing for you to do if you notice yellow jackets, wasps or even bees, is to call us for our wasp control services. We’ll take a sting for you!