Watching wasps fly over your head puts a damper on any summer day. Summer is the time to enjoy barbeques, family gatherings and fun with friends.It’s not fun worrying about being stung or bitten by unwelcome wasps. Once you see one, all you want is for it to go away! Fox Pest Control wants you to enjoy your summer and leave your home and yard feeling safe and comfortable.
You might already know for sure that you have a wasp problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a wasp infestation in Boston Area.
The first sign of wasps people notice are actual wasps flying around the house, yard, or garden. They might hover around flowers, tree blossoms, and gutters.
Some species of wasp make nests above ground in trees, hanging in soffits, or on poles. These nests can range in size from a pingpong ball to a basketball, depending on the species.
Some wasp species make nests underground, under house siding, or inside soffits. These can be especially difficult to find because the only sign of them is wasps flying in and out of them.
Think you have a wasp problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free wasp control quote.
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Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized wasp treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain wasp free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the wasps don’t come back. If you see any wasp activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Whether they make a nest on your home, in a tree, or in the ground, wasps are extremely tough. Getting rid of them yourself can lead to serious stings and allergic reactions. Call Fox Pest Control today for a free quote and to make your home safe and comfortable again.
While many people have a painful welt after a wasp sting, others can experience a range of allergic reactions, from large, prolonged swelling in the area around the sting to systemic reactions like anaphylaxis.
If you are certain that you have an allergy to insect stings, be very cautious around wasps. Professional pest control can help prevent wasps on your property and reduce the risk of a sting.
Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is a hormone the body produces that increases blood flow, restores heart rhythm, and opens air passages. Many people with allergies to insect stings carry an epinephrine injection, but further medical attention will be required in the case of anaphylaxis.
Often caused by insect stings, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be characterized by obstructed breathing, irregular heart rhythm, massive or irregular swelling, or hives. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency medical attention.
In general, wasps eat other insects, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild.
Some species of wasps also eat flower nectar and pollen, contributing to pollination. However, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient as native bees.
Most wasps eat meat, usually other insects. However, there are lots of wasp species that also eat flower nectar and pollen.
Not all species are aggressive, but those that are usually become most agitated during the late summer and fall. During that time, wasp colonies start to deteriorate as the queen finds a place to stay during the winter.
Some wasps will dive-bomb into soda cans, hover over plates, or attack without much provocation. These types of wasps are generally among the various species that eat sugary flower nectar.
Some wasps make a small amount of honey that they regurgitate for their larvae to eat. However, they don’t collect pollen the way honey bees do to make honey.
While all wasps eat meat of one kind or another, some types also eat flower nectar and pollen. So, technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees.
Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.
Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.
Bees. Of all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.
The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.
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Posted December 12th 2019
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Posted December 1st 2019
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Posted December 8th 2019
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