Spring time is the official season for all sorts of animals and insects to come out of hibernation from the long winter months. This can be a wonderful sight to see unless some of those critters are heading to create a new dwelling in or around your home. One of the most common pests ready to take up nesting near your house is the wasp. There are three different types of common wasps in Nashville.
Yellow Jackets are aggressive and can sting multiple times. They are social insects and could have thousands of them in a nest. They usually nest in the ground. If they are in your home they will be in your walls or attic.
Paper Wasps will attack if threatened and can also sting multiple times. They are social and have a nest of 4-40 stinging insects. Their nests are made of grey material and will be found in attics, under eaves and other hiding spots.
Hornets are much larger than a yellow jacket. You guessed it, they can sting multiple times too. Their nests are larger as well, like a basketball, and can be found in trees, bushes and attics.
These wasps will start to show up in the spring when the queen has emerged from hibernation in the winter. Wasps will be on their way to find a snug place to set up a new nest near or in your home. Your home location is usually a good place for wasps to find food and water easily. That is why they keep coming back to this prime location.
Wasps can not only be a nuisance to have flying around you and your family all day while you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors, but they can also pose a very serious health risk if you or your pet are stung by wasps. If you are allergic to wasp stings, a wasp attack can mean major trouble and the need for the emergency room. Wasps can bite you more than once leaving their venom, which is not only painful but leaves an irritating welt on your skin. Having a nest in or near your home can affect the safety of you, your family and your pets.
If you find a wasp nest on your property it is best to call a professional pest exterminator. Wasp nests can be very dangerous and need to be removed with care. Professional exterminators will be able to identify your exact wasp problem and remove the entire nest and wasp colony. Using a Nashville exterminator for a wasp problem is your safest most efficient way to eradicate the problem and enjoy the rest of your summer. Give us a call if you are in need of a wasp nest removal!