Unwelcome Guests: Defending Your Boise Home Against Wasp Invasions

August 20, 2023

Wasps are some of the most feared outdoor pests that homeowners encounter on a regular basis. Wasps are the most active during the hot summer months. However, if they haven't found a safe place to wait out the frigid temperatures, they could try to invade your home to wait out the wintertime.

At Owyhee Environmental, we understand what it takes to provide comprehensive pest control in Boise. Keep reading to learn how to easily ensure that wasps stay away from your home all year.

wasps on their nest

Common Wasp Species: A Guide To Recognizing The Enemy

Wasps are easy to identify. They have a unique-shaped body that helps to differentiate them from other flying insects, such as bees. The wasp's body has three segments; the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The area between the thorax and the abdomen is usually incredibly narrow and makes the wasp look as if they have a "waist." They also have two pairs of wings that are long and lay flat against their backs when they are not using them. They can come in a variety of colors, including red, black, and black with yellow stripes.

Some wasps like to build nests in elevated areas. When looking for a place to build their nests, they will look for an area with a sturdy surface away from human and animal activity. Underneath porch roofs, the sides of houses, and inside of attics are just a few places where you are likely to find a wasp's nest. The nest can be comb-shaped or look like it is wrapped in paper. If you see any type of wasp nest around your home, you should call a professional wasp nest removal company as soon as possible.

The Dangers Of Wasp Infestations: Health Risks And Property Damage

If you see a wasps nest on your property, you should call a Boise wasp control specialist right away. Many wasps are extremely territorial and aggressive if you get too close to their nest. Even if you think the nest is vacant, there could still be one or two wasps hiding inside that could sting you multiple times if they feel threatened.

Many people are allergic to the venom injected when a wasp stings them. Sometimes, the adverse effects can be immediate and severe. Wasps can sting the same person multiple times. They typically continue to attack their "enemies" or prey until they feel that the person or animal is no longer a threat to them. A professional wasp removal service can remove the wasp nest from your home, keeping you and your family safe. 

Effective Wasp-Proofing: Practical Tips To Prevent Wasp Infestations

If you want to keep wasps away from your home, there are a few wasp prevention tips that you can try, which include:

  • Keep a lid on your outdoor trash cans
  • Don't leave sweet-smelling food or drinks outside
  • Take care of any insect infestation that you have around your home 

Wasps will use the holes and cracks around your house as an entrance into your home. Once inside, they will find a dark and safe place to build their nests. You should use caulk or another permanent sealant to close the gaps around your home. If you aren't sure whether or not your house has any cracks in it, have it inspected by an experienced wasp removal specialist to ensure that these dangerous bugs cannot get inside. 

Expert Wasp Control: Swift And Effective Solutions

If you are looking for an experienced pest control team specializing in wasp control in Boise, look no further than Owyhee Environmental. We can safely and quickly remove the wasps from your home or property. Give us a call today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Boise.

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