While wasps play an essential role in your garden, helping to control the presence of other insects, they can be a nuisance when they are always present in your yard. When you are trying to relax and unwind in your garden, it can be unnerving to have wasps buzzing around. With the potential to sting multiple times and cause actual harm to anyone with an allergy, our wasp exterminators at Genie Pest Control understand why many Omaha and Iowa homeowners want to remove wasps from their properties.
Wasps chew wood and other plant debris and mix it with their saliva to build their nests, which can sometimes resemble a paper-like material. Different types of wasps can build nests in a range of other locations, such as inside hollow walls, underground in the yard, in a tree hollow, or even attached to the side of your home. The average nest for this insect can hold between three and six thousand wasps, while super nests can hold up to fifteen thousand wasps. If you suspect that you may have a wasp nest on your Omaha or Iowa property, be sure to contact Genie Pest Control to remove these dangerous insects.
Let’s take a look at the three simple steps our insect and pest removal experts recommend to keep your yard wasp free so you can enjoy our outdoor spaces in peace.
Fill Any Gaps Or Holes
Wasps like to build their nests in small gaps, cracks, holes, and hollows. Inspect the exterior of your Omaha or Iowa home, keeping an eye out for any small cracks or holes in your walls where wasps might nest. Pay close attention to cracks around your doors and windows, and be sure to seal any cracks or crevices you find with caulk.
Seal Your Trash Cans
One of the primary reasons wasps are buzzing around your yard in the first place is that they are in search of food. Your trashcans are a haven for hungry wasps looking for sustenance to feed on and carry back to their nests. Our wasp exterminators and pest removal experts advise all of our clients to keep their trash cans tightly sealed to help keep wasps and other insects at bay.
Clean Up Quickly
If you are grilling or dining outdoors, ensure that you clean up quickly when complete, so you don’t inadvertently invite any unwanted visitors to your party. Sticky marinades, soda, beer, juice, wine, ice cream, and other sweet treats will all attract wasps if they are left unattended for too long, so be sure to clean up quickly and put all of your leftovers in sealed containers.
Keep Your Yard Wasp Free Moving Forward
Wasps can be an incredible nuisance when they are present in your yard, especially if they are there in large numbers. These menacing insects can also pose a threat to you and your family, with the capacity to deliver multiple painful stings if they attack. To keep your yard free of wasps so you can get the full enjoyment out of your outdoor space, contact Genie Pest Control today.