Wasps play a vital role in keeping our gardens looking beautiful, helping to pollinate flowers and crops. Reality is, for many Omaha and Iowa homeowners, wasps can be troublesome insects to deal with, and eradicating these stinging insects from your property is crucial in ensuring that you and your family can enjoy your home without the risk of being stung, particularly during the warmer summer months.
In Omaha and Council Bluffs, there are four common types of wasps. Knowing which kind of wasps are causing problems in your home will help our local insect extermination team can take the right course of action to remove the wasps from your home as quickly as possible:
These are the most prolific wasp species in the Midwest and measure about 2 inches in length. They can be clearly identified by the bold yellow stripes that mark a black body.
Also, known as umbrella wasps, these wasps have a spindle-shaped body, measure about 1 inch long, and have brown and yellow patterned markings.
Yellowjackets are usually stout-bodied, medium-sized, and black in color with vibrant yellow bands. When disturbed, they can inflict repetitive painful stings so be sure to stay away.
With a ‘thread-waisted’ appearance to their body, this medium-sized wasp has two different species; the blue dauber and the yellow and black dauber. Their nests are usually constructed of clay or mud.
Wasps build their nests from either mud/clay or from paper, made by stripping wood pulp from fences, trees, stakes, and other wooden structures on your property. If you notice that wasp activity around your Omaha or Iowa home has increased, there’s a very good chance that a nest is present.
Our wasp removal experts at Genie Pest Control advise inspecting the following areas of your home where wasp nests are typically found:
- Wall cavities
- Roof spaces
- Bird boxes
- Barbecue grills
- Roof Spaces
- Under eaves and hangings
To identify where the nest is, pay close attention to the flight path of the worker wasps as they return to your Omaha and Iowa property. This will be easier in the summer months as the number of wasps will increase.
Disturbing a wasp nest will provoke the wasps and encourage them to defend the nest by using their most effective line of defense; their stinger! It is always advisable to leave wasp management and wasp nest removal to the professionals. Get in touch with our team at Genie Pest Control if you have a wasp problem at your property located in Omaha or Iowa and we will ensure that these stinging pests are removed properly.
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