Wacky Pest Wednesday: Wasps

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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 summertime pest: the wasp.

In the warmer weather, you are bound to see some wasps come out at some point.  From a quick distance they may resemble a bee, but a closer look will have you realize that they are not one in the same—to put it bluntly, wasps are much more scary looking.  If that wasn’t enough, unlike a bee, a wasp’s stinger won’t come out when it stings, meaning that it can sting again and again whenever it feels threatened. Oh, and the sting of the common wasp is a whole lot more painful than that of a bee.  And did we mention that a wasp’s sting leaves pheromones behind which will alert other wasps to a potential threat, and in turn cause them to be more aggressive? With all of that, what’s not to love about the wasp?

In all seriousness, however, you should definitely keep your eyes out for wasps in the summer.  They’ll come around out of curiosity, but for the most part they won’t be a threat to you unless you provoke them.  So, should one land on you, don’t swat at it (as swatting can provoke it), but rather gently blow on it and it should fly away without any fuss.

However, given these facts about wasps, you should think twice before being that knight in shining armor and taking down a wasp nest on your own.  Spray-and-shoot pesticides may miss and cause bodily harm to you, and the classic baseball-bat-to-the-nest trick is very likely to result in a horde of wasps coming after you.  Instead, should you notice a wasp nest on your property or even an increased wasp presence, our best recommendation is to reach out to the professionals and let us take care of the problem safely and effectively.  

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