How To Get Rid Of A Wasp Infestation On Your San Mateo Property

Paper wasp nest

Having wasps in your yard can make your outdoor living areas uncomfortable and dangerous. If you feel apprehensive about letting your kids play outdoors or are avoiding hosting outdoor gatherings because of these stinging insects, we would like to help today. Here is what you should know about wasp infestations in San Mateo and what you need to remove these pests from your yard safely. If you would like a wasp nest removed ASAP, call our team at Pacific Pest Management. We are the fast and safe solution to your pest problems.

The Role Wasps Play In Our Ecosystem

Wasps are only bad insects, right? At least, this is what most people believe. The truth is that wasps play a big role in our planet's ecosystem. Like bees, they feed on budding plants like flowers and spread pollen which helps with healthy plant growth and is crucial to the health of Earth. There is no good reason for wasps to build nests on your property. Their benefits do not outweigh the serious threat they pose to your health and that of your family. Just know that it would not be wise to eradicate these pests as a whole, although this might seem like a great idea to many. 

The Potential Dangers Of A Wasp Infestation In Your Yard

You probably already know this, but wasps are dangerous. These yard insects possess stingers and potent venom. Some types of wasps have more painful stings than others. The paper wasp has one of the most painful stings in our area. They are not nearly as aggressive as the yellow jacket wasp, however. A more docile wasp that lives in our area is the mud wasp. One thing that determines the aggressiveness of a stinging insect is whether they are social or not. Wasps that live in large nests are more likely to attack nearby creatures and humans to protect their queen, especially during the fall as the colony prepares their queens for hibernation. Although stings are not usually life-threatening, several dozen stings can pose a serious risk to your health. People with an allergy to venom are also susceptible to more serious medical problems associated with stings.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wasps In Your Yard

Most people do not own the protective gear needed to remove a wasp nest from their property safely. If you attempt to deal with these dangerous insects yourself, you could end up with several stings. The best way to get rid of a wasp nest is to involve the professionals at Pacific Pest Management. We will visit you, check for nests, and use effective and safe treatments to give these pests the boot.

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips

In order to keep different wasps in San Mateo off your property, you should consider putting in place some prevention tips. Here are five naturally effective tips we recommend you start with:

  1. Avoid feeding your pets outdoors.
  2. Keep dishes of food and beverages covered while eating outdoors.
  3. Clean up thoroughly after eating outside.
  4. Consider removing budding plants like flowers and fruit trees from your property.
  5. Make sure to seal your home's exterior so that wasps cannot find their way indoors.

Contact our team at Pacific Pest Management today if you want to learn more about pest control in San Mateo. Let us walk you through our options or schedule an appointment to have wasps removed from your yard fast.