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How To Keep The Wasps In Los Angeles County At Bay


Generally speaking, people are terribly afraid of wasps. These bugs can and will sting people. Not only will it hurt, but you could also end up in the hospital. Keeping the insects at bay is hard because they're attracted to elements in our yards. Specialists in pest control in Los Angeles County will have the answers, though.

Buying insecticides for wasps is a go-to for property owners, but it shouldn't be. Retail items can often make things worse. If you finish reading, you'll discover the best way to get rid of wasps in Los Angeles. Learn more about local subspecies and HomeShield Pest Control's wasp removal and yellow jacket control services.

How To Tell If You Are Dealing With A Wasp Infestation

Paper wasps, mud daubers, and yellow jackets are three common types of wasps in the area. The one-inch-long bodies of paper wasps are dark-colored and have yellow marks. Their wings are black. You can tell them apart from bees by their elongated and narrow waists. 

Mud daubers are 1/2 an inch long and have black or blue metallic skin. Some may have blots that are yellow or green. 

Yellow jackets range in size from 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch. They, too, get mistaken for bees, but their wings are much longer. Also, their waistline is smaller and fewer hairs are on their bodies. Yellow jackets are a combination of black and yellow. 

With lots of pests, it's difficult to tell if there's an infestation. The signs are obvious with wasps. If you spot them or their nests, there is an issue. These critters feed on meat, sugary foods, insect remains, and nectar. You'll probably find them buzzing by grills, garbage cans, and greenery. While the cocoons of paper wasps are papery and thick, those of mud daubers are made of dirt. Inspect your eaves, windowsills, and other covered spaces. Yellow jackets normally build their nests at the ground level or underground. Wasps come indoors through foundation cracks and open doors and windows. 

The Dangers Wasps Can Cause On Your Property

Wasps will sting you if they are bothered or feel threatened. They may go after you in a swarm and prick your skin multiple times. You'll likely experience these symptoms if stung:

  • Itching
  • Warmth
  • Skin inflammation
  • Pain

Promptly seek medical attention if you have an allergic reaction to wasp venom. You could develop hives or have extensive swelling. Breathing difficulties, light-headedness, and nausea are potential outcomes as well. Kids and the elderly are more vulnerable to the effects of wasp stings. 

Five Eco-Friendly Wasp Prevention Tips For Around Your Yard

Here are five tips for wasp deterrence: 

  1. Cut your grass and plants often, fill ground holes, and get debris off the yard.
  2. Install repellent plants at a distance from the property. 
  3. Never leave food unattended outside, and make sure your porches stay neat. Put food and trash in a sealed canister. 
  4. Plug foundation voids and crevices. 
  5. Contact HomeShield Pest Control to remove insects that wasps may consume.

Don't try to remove wasp nests yourself or bother with commercial insecticides. You could get hurt. Shelf items contain chemicals that might harm plants, pets, and people. They provoke wasps anyway and only provide brief relief. 

How To Keep Wasps From Taking Over Your Property

The skilled technicians at HomeShield Pest Control will conduct proper wasp identification and inspection, followed by a treatment. Our eco-friendly solutions include paper wasp, mud dauber, and yellow jacket nest eradication. We'll ensure these bugs won't return by addressing eaves and other harborage points. You'll receive a free quote when you call us today!