Wasps can be incredibly annoying when they decide to set up shop in your yard or even attached to your home. Moreover, they can be very dangerous as well, especially to children or pets. Tucson is home to several varieties of wasps, but the most common we’ll see here in the Southwest is the Paper Wasp. We will also see Yellow Jackets and even Bald Faced Hornets, but Paper Wasps are the most likely species you will see try and build a nest around most Tucson homes.
If you have wasps in your home, there are several steps you can take to safely remove them and prevent future infestations:
- Identify the type of wasp: There are several types of wasps that can be found in homes, including hornets, yellow jackets, and paper wasps. Identifying the type of wasp you are dealing with can help you determine the best course of action for removal.
- Locate the nest: Wasps typically build their nests in hidden or hard-to-reach areas, such as in attics, crawl spaces, or behind walls. Locate the nest to determine the best way to safely remove the wasps.
- Protect yourself: Wasps can sting multiple times and can be aggressive when their nest is threatened. Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves and pants, and use caution when approaching the nest.
- Remove the wasps: There are several methods for removing wasps from your home, including using a wasp spray or a wasp trap. If you are not comfortable removing the wasps yourself, consider hiring a professional pest control company.
- Seal entry points: Once the wasps have been removed, take steps to prevent them from returning by sealing any cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation and walls. This can help prevent wasps and other pests from entering your home in the future.
Overall, it is important to use caution when dealing with wasps in your home and to take steps to protect yourself and your family from stings. If you are not comfortable removing the wasps yourself, consider seeking the assistance of a professional pest control company.
What are the differences between Wasps and Hornets?
Wasps and hornets are both types of flying insects that can be found in many parts of the world. While they are often used interchangeably, there are several key differences between wasps and hornets:
- Physical appearance: Wasps and hornets can be distinguished by their physical appearance. Wasps are generally smaller and have a slender, tapered abdomen, while hornets are larger and have a more rounded abdomen.
- Color: Wasps are typically yellow and black, while hornets can have a variety of colors, including black, brown, and white.
- Nesting habits: Wasps and hornets also differ in their nesting habits. Wasps typically build nests out of a mixture of wood fibers and saliva, while hornets build nests out of a mixture of plant fibers and saliva. Wasps also tend to build their nests in hidden or hard-to-reach areas, such as in attics, crawl spaces, or behind walls, while hornets are more likely to build their nests in exposed areas, such as in trees or on buildings.
- Behavior: Wasps and hornets also differ in their behavior. Wasps are generally more docile and will only sting in self-defense or if their nest is threatened. Hornets, on the other hand, are more aggressive and are more likely to sting in response to perceived threats.
Overall, while wasps and hornets are both flying insects that can be found in many parts of the world, they have several key differences in terms of their physical appearance, nesting habits, and behavior. Results Pest and Termite is Tucson’s Wasp Control Experts that can keep your yard pest free for good!
If you see wasps building a nest on your property, we recommend that you contact us to come out and take a look. Our trained professionals can remove the wasps from your property but also work with you to ensure they never come back. If you are a part of our standard ongoing Pest Control plan, this is something you don’t need to worry about! Contact Us today to set up an appointment!