The weather is warmer, the sun is shining more, and every day feels like a potential party. It's true. Summer is in the air. Unfortunately, despite the good parts about summer, there are bad parts too. One bad part about the season is the increased activity of pests like wasps.
Wasps are known for their ability to sting people repeatedly, which is why most people experience a fight or flight response when confronted with this pest. Wasps possess a slender body complete with a narrow waist, cylindrical legs, and smooth skin. Some species are solitary and others are social.
Despite the negatives regarding this pest, wasps are beneficial to the environment. They're known to pollinate various plants and they even help you out by feeding on other insects. Regardless of the benefits, it's a good idea to have wasps reside elsewhere since their stings can cause anaphylactic shock especially if stung multiple times.
Ways To Prevent A Wasp Infestation
In general, wasps spend their time outdoors among the plants and flowers. However, some species are more than happy to come inside to nest. For this reason, we've put together some ways to prevent a wasp infestation working from the outside in for complete coverage.
To start, wasps may like nature, but they are disgusted by certain plants. By planting these specific plants throughout your South Pasadena, CA property, the wasps may leave before they even get near your house. Make sure to focus on plants like lemongrass, mint, basil, and cucumber to keep the wasps away.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are some plants like sweet fennel, spearmint, and Queen Anne's Lace that are extremely attractive to wasps, which means it's a good idea to remove these from the property as soon as possible. Besides landscaping, there are other ways to keep these pests away such as:
- Food Management: Human food, pet food, bird food, or any kind of food will attract wasps if left out for too long or improperly stored. Wasps aren't picky, so make sure to cover your food if outdoors and store any food that isn't being used for proper protection.
- Seal The Entry Points: We mentioned wasps will come inside to nest if given the chance. That's why it's important to check entry points like cracks, holes, and crevices. The smallest opening is still large enough for this pest. Use silicone caulk to seal these entry points to protect your home.
- Check For Nests: Wasps reside in nests of their own making when not flying around. If you remove the nest, they go away. Spend some time locating where these nests are located and then call the professionals to safely remove them from the premises.
- Trash Management: Wasps are in love with your trash. Don't let the love keep growing by taking the time to use trashcans that seal shut, tie the bags, and dispose of the trash far away from the home.
Wasp Control With Kat's Pest Solutions
When wasps invade, they take away your sense of comfort and safety. Our team at Kat's Pest Solutions finds that unacceptable, which is why we're ready to step in and get you back to pest-free in no time. We have over a decade of experience and work with you for a superior solution that delivers long-lasting results.
Are you in need of wasp prevention services? Then give our team at Kat's Pest Solutions a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional wasp control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.