Delaware Wasp Control and Exterminator Services
Wasps can put a damper on outdoor activities like backyard barbecues or business, such as an outdoor restaurant. If they feel threatened or their nest is disturbed, they present a danger to you and your family with painful stings, especially dangerous for those with allergies. For your safety, it’s important to contact the pest control professionals at Viking Pest before trying to remove a wasp nest yourself.
What are Wasps?
There are tens of thousands of species of wasps. In Delaware, the most common are hornets, paper wasps, and yellowjackets. Some wasp species are social like hornets and yellowjackets and live in colonies of thousands, while some are solitary. Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain that unlike honey bees, wasps are able to sting multiple times, and most stings experienced by humans are from yellowjackets. In Delaware, there are at least 5 different species of wasps, including:
- Paper wasps
- Cicada killers
- Mud daubers
How to Identify Wasps in Delaware
Our certified entomologist, Craig, explains that the most common types of wasps you’ll encounter in Delaware are hornets, yellowjackets, and paper wasps. Yellowjackets and paper wasps have yellow and black bands on their abdomens. Paper wasps are golden brown with patches of red and yellow. The exterminator experts at Viking Pest explain, as for their size, hornets are typically larger than yellowjackets, 0.75 inches in length vs 0.50 inches. Paper wasps tend to be between 0.50 to 0.75 inches. All of these wasp types have hairless bodies and narrow waists.
When are Wasps Most Active in Delaware?
Wasps are most active during the warmer months, especially summer. The queen lays eggs around May which hatch that month. In the summertime, wasps are most active as the adult wasp workers go out to find food like ants and caterpillars to feed the larvae inside the nest. During June and July, nests continue to grow and stay active until fall with worker wasps dying and the queen laying fewer eggs, explain the pest control experts at Viking Pest
Summertime is also an active part of the year for Delaware residents with school breaks, trips to parks, beaches, and restaurants. Our team of pest control experts can help you avoid running into wasp trouble at home or at your business.
What Kinds of Problems Do Wasps Cause in and Around My Home or Business in Delaware?
While wasps don’t go out of their way to attack humans, they do become aggressive and deliver multiple painful stings when they feel you’re threatening their nest. Exterminators at Viking Pest explain, wasps will typically build nests in trees but your awning or pitch in the roof is also appealing. If wasps develop nests near your Delaware home or place of business, it’s important to contact pest control experts at Viking Pest, immediately to keep your business patrons and your family safe.
How to Prevent Wasps in Delaware.
The best way to prevent wasps is to monitor your Delaware home and business surroundings for wasp nests. Expert pest control technicians suggest sealing up any cracks in your property and patching up all holes in window screens to prevent wasps from entering your home or place of business. Viking Pest We recommend you to do this during the fall when wasps are least active. Also, ensure that your garbage bins are tightly sealed, and you don’t have any exposed garbage such as compost sitting outdoors.
Hire Viking Pest to Help Control Wasps in Delaware
When they feel threatened, wasps can become very aggressive. Viking Pest offers expert treatment to prevent and remove wasps from your home or business property, so you feel safe. Our local technicians, Viking Pest is careful to minimize risks to human health, pets, and the environment while getting rid of your wasp issue.
Call Viking today for your free, no-obligation estimate at 1-800-618-2847. Or, connect with our experts online today!