Vespid wasps are those wasps with folded wings. They include the hornets and yellowjackets and many other species of wasp that look like yellowjackets. This blog looks at the types of vespid wasps around the Greater Austin area and discusses some of the things you can do to control their populations.
The Problem With Vespid Wasps
The biggest problem with vespid wasp is that they are social insects and they are driven by pheromones. They have an All-for-One and One-for-All mentality and that behavior is initiated by pheromones. Therefore, when you get too close to their nest that they all come flying out stinging you. Physically what happens is that one of the watcher wasps releases an aggregate pheromone and all the others respond to the threat. This is also one of the primary reasons that you want to control vespid wasps near your home.
Another problem with vespids is that they are aggressive around food sources. They will attack pets for food and even invade your space while you are eating. Want to spoil a BBQ, just invite a vespid wasp. When their populations become too large, they need more food and they are not shy about helping themselves. To put this into perspective, by the end of summer a yellowjacket colony can contain 1,000- 10,000 wasps – sometimes more.
Yet more issues with vespids is that they are venomous, and some people have allergies to their stings. So much so, that a single sting can be life-threatening. That victim may not be your or your family, but it could well be a guest. The medical concern over vespid stings is significant and a good reason to be proactive in controlling wasp populations.
Can You Control Vespid Populations Yourself?
There are plenty of DIY products that help to control vespids, and some of those work well. Most will take a dent out of the wasp populations around your yard, some may attract more wasps than they control. Vespid wasps have good vision and they can recognize faces. If you need to destroy a wasp colony in your yard or around your home, then use our professional service. Many colonies have more than once entrance and those cans of wasp spray require that you still get close enough to use them. Not to mention that they release pesticides at high volume and most people are not “calm” in how they use them. What that means is the chances of an accident are high.
We offer comprehensive and affordable pest control solutions to home and business owners throughout the Greater Austin area. We have the tools and the equipment to safely destroy vespid wasp colonies and the education and tools to control emerging wasps before their colonies grow. For more information about monthly pest control services for your yard or for multi-family dwelling common areas, reach out to our team. We provide ongoing pest service and one-time emergency pest services to homeowners and property owners, and we work with real estate agents and property management companies. Give us a call to set up service or to inquire about pricing.
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