Wacky Pest Wednesday: Wasps

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Hey all of you Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our newest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  This week, we’re covering a pest that has been known to strike fear in many different people, and is in its most active stage during these warmer months: the wasp.

Wasps are commonly known for their menacing appearance, aggressiveness, and painful sting, which are all fairly accurate representation of the critter.  Like most flying insects, the wasp is constantly looking for food, and will eat several different insects to get its fill.  In addition, some species of wasp have been known to eat the nectar of certain flowers, just like a bee.  However, unlike a bee, the wasp’s stinger stays lodged in its thorax, meaning that it can sting again and again without fear of bodily harm.  Whereas bees will only sting when it is absolutely necessary to protect the hive, wasps will sting at just about any disturbance.

If you have been lucky enough to be stung by a wasp, you’ll experience symptoms similar to that of a bee sting—pain, swelling, warmth, redness, and itching.  Calamine lotion will work wonders on a sting like that.  Some people, on the other hand, can experience an allergic reaction to these stings, and should be taken for medical care if they show signs of vomiting, fever, fainting, or convulsions.

Wasps can be generally nasty, but the general rule is if you don’t bother it, it won’t bother you.  Whether you’re in your backyard or at the county club, if you don’t bother those wasps they won’t bother you, generally speaking.  This means not taking a swing at a wasp nest in your yard with a baseball bat—that’s a recipe for disaster.

Instead, call in the professionals to help deal with your wasp infestation.  By employing state-of-the-art control techniques, you can be assured that Tri-County Pest Control will take out the wasps, and keep them out for good.

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