Wacky Pest Wednesday: Wasps
Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans! We’re here with another edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday, and we invite you to join us today as we go over a rather fearsome spring pest: the wasp.
In the coming few weeks, we will start to see more and more wasps come out of hiding, and they will begin to build their hives for the coming summer. This is when the wasps will be very keen to defend their under-construction hives, which makes them something to watch out for. The sting of a wasp can be rather painful, and they retain their stingers after a sting (unlike a bee) so they have the potential to sting over and over and over again.
Despite this rather ominous fact, there are several things you can do to prevent a wasp sting, with the main one being an aversion to provoking them. If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. Try to avoid wearing bright colors or floral patterns, and stay away from their territory. Should one land on you, don’t swat it away as it can aggravate them—instead, either sit still or gently blow, and they should fly away in time.
Most of all, if you see a hive on your property, do not go after it with a baseball bat. Instead, call Tri-County Pest Control, and we can remove it safely and humanely from your property.
For more pest prevention tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Monday and Wednesday!