How To Prevent Dangerous Wasps In Your Boise Yard

August 24, 2022

Wasps are dangerous stinging insects, but they have a purpose. Wasps are pollinators and part of nature’s waste management team, but that doesn't mean you want them bringing their painful stings to your backyard. The Boise pest control professionals at Owyhee Environmental have some practical wasp prevention tips for your yard.

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Common Types Of Wasps Found In Boise

There are many wasp species, but the most common types of wasps in the area are paper wasps, mud daubers, and yellow jackets. Some wasps are more dangerous than others. In early spring, the wasps you see flying around are likely queens looking for a place to nest. One queen creates a single colony that can house up to 10,000 individual wasps as the summer progresses. 

Wasps are identified by their elongated segmented bodies. Paper wasps get their name from the appearance of their large nests, which can be found hanging in trees or tucked away in the corner of a building or in structures like porches and sheds. The mud dauber lives in mud tubes close to water. The yellow jacket is a black and yellow wasp that is brightly colored and known for its serious bad attitude.

Some Wasps Are More Dangerous Than Others

Some species of wasps are more volatile than others. Yellow jackets, for example, are known as insect bullies and will drive mud daubers out of their nests. They stick close to their vespiary and will chase and attack anyone who gets too close. Yellow jackets aren’t the only wasp that stings, though. All wasps have the ability to sting, and each sting packs venom. Wasps, unlike bees, can sting multiple times. All wasps will pursue a threat, but none have the yellow jacket's will. Their venom can cause a reaction up to two weeks after an initial sting, and people can develop serious allergic reactions even if they’ve never experienced one before. Wasp control in Boise is vital to comfortable outdoor living.

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips For Your Yard

If you don’t have a current wasp problem, there are steps you can take to deter wasps from making your home their own. Wasp prevention starts with getting to know your yard. Your piece of property, no matter how small, has its own small ecosystem. Take a walk around your property. Do you notice any insect homes or habitats? Visit your yard for a few minutes once a day and that continuous observation will prepare you to deal with an insect infestation.

Wasp prevention tips for your yard include:

  1. Clear away any wood debris.
  2. Secure garbage cans.
  3. Eliminate standing water.
  4. Remove dead trees and stumps.
  5. Spray potential wasp nest areas with soapy water.

Getting to know your property will aid in pest prevention. The best thing for your land is to team up with a pest control professional. Wasps, and other pests, are part of our natural environment and over-the-counter pesticides can be harmful. You can gain absolute peace of mind knowing that what we use is eco-friendly and professionally applied. Call us today if you have an active wasp problem or would like to discuss prevention methods for your Boise home.

Call The Professionals For Total Wasp Control For Your Yard

For total wasp control, rely on the residential pest professionals. Owyhee Environmental offers wasp removal service in Boise. We will eliminate any pest problem and give you the tools and information to prepare when pests come flying, crawling, or burrowing your way.

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