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The Safe Way To Remove Wasps From Your Charlotte Property

Stinging insects such as hornets, carpenter bees, horseflies, assassin bugs, yellow jackets, sweat bees, and notably, wasps are causing discomfort and potential harm to Charlotte, NC residents. The multiple-stinging, aggressive wasps are particularly notorious, attracting homeowners' attention with their kidney-shaped eyes, straight antennae, and distinct black-yellow coloration. While wasps do contribute to environmental balance, their aggressive behavior and potential for allergic reactions outweigh the benefits.

Hornets and horseflies and wasps! Oh my! These stinging insects are some of the most un-safe bugs flying around your residential Charlotte property. Some of the most common types of stinging insects you might find building nests around your Charlotte home include: 

wasps crawling in their hive
  • Hornets 
  • Carpenter Bees 
  • Horseflies 
  • Assassin bugs 
  • Yellow Jackets 
  • Sweat bees 
  • Wasps 

Wasps, in particular, have a bad reputation around the Carolinas, and for good reason. Approximately ½ an inch long, the stings of these bugs are far worse than their bites. Kidney-shaped eyes, straight antennae, and an iconic black-yellow coloration pattern help homeowners identify this creature.

Wasps are unique from other types of stinging insects in the sense that they can (and will) sting multiple times and are much more aggressive than other stinging insects. Moody and territorial, wasps around a home will sometimes sting, even if unprovoked. The sting of the paper wasp is not deadly, but it can cause massive swelling, allergic reactions, and even hospitalization.

Wasps do provide environmental benefits such as pollination and natural pest control. However, entertaining established populations of these menacing pests for a small amount of irregular pest control is hardly worth the stress.

Making A Backyard Less Attractive To Charlotte, NC Wasps

Fortunately, there are some ways to make your Charlotte home less attractive to stinging insects looking to build nests.

  • Wasps are highly attracted to easily accessible food, including items high in fat, sugar, or protein. Peanut butter, beef grease, spilled soda, and other substances will be sure to guide them straight to your backyard. To combat this, clean up thoroughly after any backyard picnics or barbecues. 
  • Store all trash in tightly sealed containers or appropriate bins. Have trash removed from the home and yard at least once a week. 
  • If you have any berry bushes or fruit trees on your property, be sure to promptly collect the fallen fruits. Wasp colonies adore a consistent sweet food source. 
  • Like many other types of insects, wasps appreciate standing pools of water. Eliminate as many of these as you can. If the water source is a birdbath or frog/fish pond, consider avoiding the area while engaging in outdoor activities, or installing proper stinging insect control.

No matter how confident you may be with removing an established wasp nest on your own, you may be putting yourself and your family in danger. Even inactive nests may cause problems, leading to stings, allergies, and possibly hospitalization. Wasps may appear to be inactive or slow-moving during cool mornings or late evenings, but don’t be fooled. These ferocious, fearless fliers won’t hesitate to sting you if they feel like it. Do you have a wasp nest around your yard that needs immediate removal? Get a helpful home inspection through Aruza Pest Control now.

Activate Your Home’s Protective Aura With Aruza Pest Control

Whether your home is dealing with an active wasp infestation or the ominous nests they leave behind, cleaning up after these stinging insects is no fun. For more helpful tips about stinging insects, or for safe wasp nest removal by a pest expert, call the professionals at Aruza Pest Control now.

We have been serving the Carolinas for years with actionable, accurate, and affordable wasp control services. Aruza Pest Control is one of the best in the business for dealing with stinging insects and beyond. Are you ready to discover what Aruza Pest Control can do for your home, lawn, or local business? Reach out to your nearest office branch now, or chat with us online using the texting app here. We’re ready to wipe out wasps around your property for good.

Ian Gunn

Graduated from UNC Charlotte, Ian Gunn is an expert in all things pest. After receiving his bachelors of science, he got a job offer with Aruza Pest Control and assists with marketing, networking, and occasionally doing some pest control of his own!

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