Depending on the species, wasps can look different but they all have two sets of wings and a thin abdomen. They can vary in color form black, yellow and a greenish tint, but most wasps are black. There are wasps that live alone and others that live in colonies. Some wasps will build nests out of mud against walls and some will build nests in trees. The wasps that don’t build nests will live in holes that have been left behind by other wasps. These holes can be in trees and some will live in rocks that are found around houses. Wasps lay eggs in the summer in the place they have been living. The eggs are left there over the winter and hatch in the spring. Effective Pest Services delves into why you should be concerned about wasps on your property.
Should I Be Concerned About a Wasp Sting?
Yellow jacket, wasp and hornet stings are a health threat to humans and animals. About 50 people die each year in the United States after having an allergic reaction to the venom of these insects and thousands will have allergic reactions that are significant. Wasps are more of a problem because they can sting multiple times and can be aggressive if they are provoked. Wasps can sting multiple times because their stinger isn’t barbed. The stingers are used to paralyze their prey and to defend their colony. Getting stung will cause pain and discomfort but for those who are allergic, it can be potentially life threatening. Wasp stings will cause redness, swelling, itching and a welt will most likely develop. Reactions to these stings will peak at about 48 hours and will get better in 5 to 10 days. Antihistamines and a cold compress can help with these symptoms. An allergic reaction can cause hives, difficulty swallowing or breathing, wheezing or other symptoms associated with an allergic reaction. Seek medical attention right away. When you see a wasp away from its nest they are rarely aggressive but if you get too close to their nest, they can become very aggressive. Therefore, any nest that can be potentially dangerous needs to be taken care of immediately.
Hire Professionals for Wasp Control
Getting rid of wasps is not a DIY task and can be highly dangerous so call professionals. Professionals will first identify the type of wasp you’re dealing with more success in the removal process. There are different methods for different wasps. After the type of wasp has been identified, a treatment plan will be recommended. The removal process will depend on the type of wasp where the nest is located, and they know all the rules and regulations in your state. The treatment of wasps can include aerosols, liquid or dust treatments. Professionals will also treat wasps by wearing protective clothing for safety.
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The best way to avoid getting stung is to avoid wasps. If this becomes difficult, you’ll need professional help. Effective Pest Services has the experience, training and equipment to get the job done. The wasps are exterminated, and the nest is removed to prevent future problems. Do you need professional help for a wasp problem? Call Effective Pest Services for a pest inspection today!