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What are wasps?

Wasps are a type of predatory stinging insect. These environmentally beneficial pests help reduce the number of dangerous insects that harm people and damage crops. However, when wasps decide to nest in our yards or homes, their helpfulness quickly becomes obsolete as their presence becomes a threat for us, our children, and our pets.

Wasps are typically divided into two groups and described as either solitary or social:

Social Wasps — In our area, examples of social wasps include yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets, and paper wasps. Social wasps live together in groups and work together to maintain their nests and gather food for the colony.

Solitary Wasps — Solitary wasps living in our area include cicada killers and mud daubers. Solitary wasps live and nest alone and do not form colonies. However, it's common for many of the same types of wasps to live in the same area.

The main characteristics of wasps include:

  • Three body segments — head, thorax, and abdomen.
  • A pointed lower abdomen.
  • A narrow waist or petiole that separates the abdomen from the thorax.
  • A body devoid of hair or fuzz.
  • Wide color varieties include yellow, brown, black, metallic blue or green, and bright red.
  • Nests created from a papery substance produced from saliva and wood fibers.

Are wasps dangerous?

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How Do I Get Rid of Wasps?

Partnering with an experienced pest control professional is the safest way to get rid of wasps or wasp nests on your property. At White Knight Pest Control, we understand how dangerous and frustrating dealing with wasps can be. We'll work closely with you and provide the services you need to eliminate wasps and their nests.

At White Knight, our passion is serving others and keeping pests away from people and their property. We eliminate wasps and other pests with our annual service plans and the dedication of our knowledgeable and experienced professionals. To learn more about how we can keep your property free of wasps throughout the year, call us today!

How can I prevent wasps in the future?

At White Knight Pest Control, we will help you prevent problems with wasps using our regular treatments. In conjunction with our comprehensive pest control services, the following wasp prevention tips will help you keep wasps out of your Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or Oklahoma home!

  • Remove sources of food: Keep outdoor eating areas free of food debris. Maintain gardens and keep lids on trash cans, compost bins, and recycling bins. 
  • Limit nesting areas: Fill in any holes in your yard. Remove tree stumps, fallen trees, and other debris from your property. Cut back branches and overgrown shrubbery from around your home's exterior walls. 
  • Eliminate standing water: Repair leaky hoses and fixtures, and maintain gutters. Clean out clogged gutters and drains. Do not overwater gardens and potted plants.
  • Eliminate entry points: Seal up spaces around doors and windows. Install screens in open windows and doors. Install covers on vents and seal spaces around wires and other utilities entering your home. Install caps on chimneys.
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