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Wasps In Rockville: A Comprehensive Guide To Wasp Removal And Prevention

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Most people react negatively when they see a wasp buzzing around nearby. This is for a good reason. Wasps are one of the most aggressive and dangerous stinging insects here in Rockville. This is part of the reason why we include these bugs in our pest control services. We want to make sure that every member of our community understands their risk and has the tools to properly combat these painful stinging insects. That said, here is a comprehensive guide to wasp pest control in Rockville and some DIY strategies to prevent these pests from settling into your yard. Reach out to our dedicated team at Womack Pest Control to learn how we handle these stinging bugs. Let us run you through our methods and treatment options to find one that will best meet your needs.

Wasp Identification Tips: Key Markers To Help You Identify Wasps

All wasps have a common appearance that helps them to stand out from other local insects. You can identify one of these bugs by its sleek body, pinched midsection, six legs, two wings, larger eyes, and visible stinger. Some local species are red, yellow, or white with black markings. Some are metallic blue or other similar colors. Three common stinging insect species you should know how to identify are paper wasps, yellow jacket wasps, and mud wasps, also called mud daubers. 

Paper wasps are ? to ¾ of an inch long, brown, and have yellow or red markings. Yellow jackets are ? to ? of an inch long, black, and have yellow markings. Mud daubers are ½ to over one inch long and black with pale markings or metallic luster. They also have long, spindly legs and an excessively pinched midsection. 

For help knowing what kinds of wasps are building nests on your Rockville property, let our team pay you a visit. We will perform a quick inspection and help you to best understand your risk

Health Risks Of Wasp Infestations: Allergies And Other Concerns

Understanding wasps can be challenging, especially when it comes to how they pose a health threat to humans. On a basic level, these bugs sting. A sting from a common wasp will immediately hurt and can be followed by an itchy rash. This is a general reaction. A person who is allergic to venom will have a much more severe response to stings. We highly recommend talking with your doctor if you have not been stung by a wasp and are uncertain if you have an allergy. They will help you understand your risk and get you the necessary medication if you are at risk. As for the average person, wasp stings are not fatal in small doses. Keeping this in mind, several dozen stings from common species can pose more serious medical threats. If you are ever attacked by a group of stinging insects, it is advised to seek medical attention to minimize more severe symptoms. 

Safe and Effective Wasp Removal: Contact Us Right Away!

There should never be a time when you are actively allowing wasps to live on your property. To deter common species from creating nests near your home or to deal with an existing infestation, talk with our team at Womack Pest Control. We are wasp control experts and have all the tools and treatments needed to address these pests wherever they are hiding on your property. All you need to do is start a conversation with our team. We will help you work out the details.

Strategies For Wasp Prevention: Effective Tips And Tricks

If you want to avoid wasp problems in the future, one option you have is DIY prevention. Here are some of the best strategies to stop these pests from causing trouble for you and your family.

  • Knock down newly forming wasp nests that are smaller than a golf ball. This practice can still result in a sting but is safer than trying to handle a fully mature nest. 
  • Reduce the number of flowering plants on your property to minimize the likelihood of attracting wasps.
  • Clean up thoroughly after hosting outdoor gatherings and keep food, dishes, and beverages covered when eating outdoors.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids, and keep bins clean and emptied regularly.

Contact our team at Womack Pest Control to learn about our advanced home pest control offerings and find out how we can help you keep these bugs out of your Rockville home.