Wasps are professionals at nesting up in the most inconvenient of spots. Rest assured, Aruza will take out the problem at the source and chase wasps away ASAP!:Learn More
Service professional determines if insect is a wasp or honeybee.
Service professional determines if and how we can reach the wasp’s nest
Service pro will then prepare for treatment by donning protective gear.
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Service pro eliminates the nest and proceeds to educate the customer.
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We'll be there when we say we'll be there. In fact, you can even track your technician on the day of service.
Our #1 priority is to provide so much value, you can't live without us! With Aruza, you can count on pest-free living!
Bugs are back? Give us a call, and your technician will treat again at no extra cost.
As a pest control expert, bug enthusiast, and a father, the subject of wasps is something I hold close to my heart. Especially since my son has a severe allergy to bee stings, it has become my mission to make our home and backyard, as well as our customer’s homes wasp free.
Wasps, close relatives to bees, are an insect family with tens of thousands of known species dotting the globe. They play an essential role in the ecosystem as predators, feasting on insects and other small animals. Wasps tend to find themselves in social colonies, creating nests in the ground as well as in trees or along walls and in the eaves.
Wasps tend to be brightly colored, which is nature’s way of saying “watch out, I’m a deadly lil thing.” And rightfully so, many species of wasps can pack an incredibly painful sting that will quickly ward off predators or you and I.
While wasps are often seen as a nuisance due to their stinging habit, the threat they pose can range from discomforting to dangerous. Species like the yellowjackets can become quite aggressive when threatened, resulting in multiple stings, which is particularly concerning for individuals with allergies.
In fact, there are some wasps that will release a pheromone that encourage other wasps to sting a target. This can potentially be a very fatal outcome and is why we take the treatment of wasps very seriously.
While the sight of a wasp may trigger our fight or flight instinct, there are some steps we can take to handle the situation effectively:
Know Your Wasp: Identification is the first step towards effective wasp control. Different species require different removal strategies. Identification also helps you to know the level of aggression to expect when removing a nest.
Seal your Home: Wasps can gain access to your house through small crevices. It's essential to seal these entry points with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent an infestation. Certain species of wasps will very quickly set up a nest in-between walls and baseboards as this is a perfect environment for them.
It’s not their BBQ: Removing potential food sources from your house is a sure way to make it less attractive to wasps. Ensure that pet food, crumbs, and trash are properly secured or disposed of. All it takes is one wasp to alert the colony that a food source has been located nearby and you could have a bunch more coming to check things out.
Trap Tactics: Deploying traps can be a useful method for catching wasps. Ensure you're using the right traps for the specific type of wasp you're dealing with.
Call in the Experts: If the wasp problem in your home feels like an uphill battle, don't hesitate to call a professional exterminator. They have the tools and training to safely remove these pests. In all honesty, it’s much safer for you and your family to let us deal with the wasp infestation as things can become very unpredictable, very quickly when dealing with these insects.
Aruza proudly provides wasp and bee pest control to Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Charleston SC, Greenville SC, Raleigh NC, and Orlando FL.
If you need to rid your surroundings of wasps, several strategies exist. One way is to remove the nest, though this should only be done if the nest is confirmed to be empty. Insecticidal sprays or powders can be effective but need to be used with caution due to potential harm to humans and pets. For the majority of wasp infestations, enlisting the services of a professional pest control company is the best *and safest* course of action.
As predators, wasps primarily feed on insects like flies, mosquitoes, and caterpillars. They also consume nectar and pollen. Wasps immobilize their prey by injecting them with venom via their stingers, after which they consume the prey's bodily fluids.
Wasps construct their nests from materials such as wood pulp, mud, and plant fibers. They begin by crafting a small, papery base that serves as the foundation of their nest, to which they add as needed, potentially forming a large and complex structure over time. Some wasps like to burrow in the ground like yellow jackets or cicada killers.
There are over 100,000 species of wasps worldwide, each with unique characteristics and habitats. Some commonly encountered types include paper wasps, which are small with black and yellow coloring and construct nests out of paper pulp, a paper-like material. Yellowjackets that burrow in the ground are larger with black and yellow stripes, and can be more aggressive when they feel threatened. The largest wasps, hornets, can be highly aggressive, with painful stings.
While wasps can pose a threat, they typically are not aggressive unless they feel threatened. Certain types of wasps, such as yellowjackets and hornets, are capable of stinging multiple times, and their venom can be harmful to humans. There are however some species of wasps such as the bald-faced hornet that are territorial and will attack anything that appears to invade their space.