The most commonly known wasps, such as yellowjackets and hornets, are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. Many wasps attack and sting prey items that they use as food for their larvae. Most predatory wasps paralyze their prey and lay eggs directly upon the bodies, and the wasp larvae consume them. Wasps are considered pests when they become excessively common, or nest close to buildings. People are most often stung in late summer.
Wasps make homes in eaves, gutters, and soffits, attracted to your property by flowering plants. Even more enticing to a wasp are patios with food and drink residue. Trash cans are also a hot spot for these stinging pests. If you have other pest infestations, wasps will be drawn to your home to feed (especially on spiders). Wasps can put a damper on outdoor activities and yard work. If threatened, wasps will become aggressive and sting.
If you notice wasps or nests on your property, call Total Pest Solutions right away for a customized wasp treatment plan.