How To Keep Wasps Away From Your Bryan Yard

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Your backyard should be a place to relax and spend time with family and friends. Having wasps on your property makes it hard to enjoy your outdoor space, causing stress, fear, and sometimes danger. Bryan pest control companies frequently receive calls from people wondering how to keep wasps away from their property this time of year.

This article will explain the most common wasps we find on properties and the problems you will face with a wasp infestation. We will also review prevention tips to help you find the best way to keep wasps away from your Bryan yard. Continue reading to learn more about these troublesome pests from the pros at Entec Pest Management. 

Characteristics Of Common Wasps

Wasps are among the most common stinging insects, and several species infest Bryan backyards. Proper wasp identification is critical to determining their danger level and the right control measures. The following list explains the characteristics of the most common wasps in Bryan:

  • Bald-faced hornets are between 1/2 and 5/8 of an inch long, with black and white markings that build aerial paper nests.

  • Mud daubers are around an inch in size, usually black, and they make mud tubes for nests.

  • Paper wasps are up to 3/4 of an inch in size, are brown with yellow markings, and build umbrella-shaped paper nests.

  • Yellow jackets are between 3/8 and 5/8 of an inch, are yellow and black, and can build aerial or underground paper nests.

Contact us at Entec Pest Management for assistance with wasp identification and treatment.

Why Wasp Infestations Can Be So Problematic

Some species of wasps are more aggressive than others, but they can all sting a person more than once. Stings are painful and can be especially problematic for people allergic to wasp venom. If someone is stung and you are unsure whether or not they are allergic, they should be carefully monitored for a severe reaction.

Many types of wasps are considered “social,” meaning they live in nests with other wasps. Yellow jackets, for example, can live in colonies with up to 4,000 workers. If these wasps think the nest is being threatened or feel disturbed, the colony can band together, and you will have multiple wasps stinging simultaneously.

It is never safe to approach a wasp nest, even if you think it is empty. Wasp control is best left to the pros because of the potential danger when treating a nest. Contact Entec Pest Management for assistance with wasp infestations on your property.

Five No-Nonsense Tips To Prevent Wasps

Proactive wasp prevention is the safest and easiest way to control wasps in your yard. The following five tips can help you to keep wasps away:

  1. Avoid wearing scented perfumes and lotions. 

  2. Remove garbage frequently and ensure trash cans are tightly closed.

  3. Be sure all doors and windows have screens with no tears.

  4. Keep food covered when dining outdoors.

  5. Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior of your home to keep wasps from getting inside.

If wasps are already a problem on your property, contact us at Entec Pest Management for assistance treating wasp nests and even more prevention tips to keep them from returning.

Contact Us For The Best Wasp Control For Your Yard

Wasps on your property can make it impossible to enjoy your outdoor space. Entec Pest Management offers wasp control in Bryan to help you protect your family and pets from dangerous wasp stings. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate and reclaim your backyard from these troublesome pests.

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