How To Keep Dangerous Wasps Out Of Your New Haven Yard


July 16, 2020

When the weather warms up, there are many pests that start to become a problem. While you want to be able to enjoy your New Haven yard in the summer, some pests can make it difficult to do so. Wasps are pests that many people are afraid of because they can sting, and those stings are painful. There are many different wasps commonly found in the area, and knowing how to identify them is a good place to start. 

a paper wasp on a plant

Here are some common area wasps:

  • Paper wasps: These are common wasps that are best identified by the appearance of their nests that look papery. They are a thinner species with dark brown coloring and orange markings.

  • Yellowjackets: These are one of the more aggressive kinds of wasps. They have smooth bodies with yellow and black stripes.

  • Digger wasps: These wasps dig into the ground to find prey. They are black with red, yellow, or white bands, and they have hairy bodies.

  • Bald-faced hornets: These are a larger species that is mostly black except for their faces which are mostly white.

Are Wasps Good For The Environment?

Just like bees and other stinging insects, wasps are good for the environment because they are pollinators. They are essential members of the ecosystem because they play a huge role in food production for humans and other species. But this doesn't mean you want their nests around your New Haven home. They can pose health risks for humans when in your yard, and it’s best that they stay far away from humans.
 
While not every wasp species is aggressive, some of them are. Some species are also to sting and inject their venom multiple times in a row. Most of the time, the venom isn't particularly potent for humans, but some people can be severely allergic. And even if you are not allergic, multiple stings could send you to the emergency room.

How To Prevent Wasps

Preventing wasps can be difficult, but there are some things you can do that will make wasp infestations less likely. One of the best ways to prevent wasps is to take steps to make your yard less attractive to them. By making your property less appealing for them to nest in, you can help keep them away. Here are some prevention steps:

  • Regularly trim bushes and hedges.

  • Don’t overwater your yard or overplant.

  • Keep outdoor garbage cans with tight-fitting lids.

  • Clean up any outdoor food spills quickly.

  • Get rid of any standing water on your property.

  • Keep hot tubs and pools treated with the right chemicals.

Protecting Your Home From Wasps

While wasps aren’t always aggressive, they will come after you and sting you when you get close to their nests. Trying to remove a nest on your own is dangerous even if you think the nest is inactive. The safest way to address nest removal is to contact the experts at Connecticut Pest Elimination, Inc. With over 25 years of experience, we can get rid of wasp infestations quickly and effectively. Reach out to us today to make your yard safe once again.

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