The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Wasps Around Your Dallas Property

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Most pests that live here in Dallas are a problem. That said, there is a big difference between pests like flies and wasps. Wasps pose a unique issue in that while they are easy to kill, they have the ability to fight back. If you miss them with a newspaper, they might turn around and sting you. For this reason, most people are hesitant to face infestations straight on. 

Assuming you want a safe and effective option to handle these pests, today we will go over what you should know about the different types of wasps in Dallas and how to deal with them on your property. 

Reach out to Quell Pest Control for assistance with these and other problematic pests. We will share some options you have for stinging insect pest control in Dallas and help you say goodbye to wasps for good.

Characteristics Of Common Wasps

There are more than a few different kinds of wasps here in Dallas. Instead of breaking down each species and providing facts about each, we think it would be better to give you general characteristics. 

Most wasps have a smooth exoskeleton, two antennae, a pinched waist, and a stinger. Some species are brightly colored with intricate patterns, while others might appear more metallic or have neutral tones. 

Most local wasps are social and live in large nests with queens. A few are solitary and live alone either underground, inside mud tubes, or in other confined locations. Social wasps are typically more aggressive as they have something to protect. 

Let's talk a bit more about the potential dangers of common wasps and how to stay safe on your property.

The Potential Dangers Of A Wasp Infestation

All wasps can sting, but this does not mean all wasps are looking for an opportunity to cause you harm. These pests are generally docile and do their best to avoid potentially dangerous interactions. However, wasps will sting if they feel threatened or trapped. 

A sting from a wasp causes the average individual a fair amount of pain. Multiple stings can pose other more serious risks to health. If you are allergic to their venom, you might react more severely to these pests. Talk with your doctor to better understand your risk.

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips

Before we talk about the best way to get rid of wasps in Dallas, we'd like to share some insights into how to prevent these pests from setting up their nests on your property. 

Here are five naturally effective prevention methods that you can try today:

  1. Make sure all of your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  2. Keep food and beverages covered when eating outdoors.
  3. Clean up food that drops into your yard, including berries and fruit.
  4. Invest in quality screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps to seal your windows and doors.
  5. Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home's exterior foundation.

Sometimes it is nearly impossible to prevent wasps. If you find these pests on your property, do not hesitate to call our team for professional removal services.

Contact Us For The Best Wasp Control For Your Yard

Whether you are looking for help with wasp prevention or are trying to remove an active nest from your property, call us here at Quell Pest Control. We have the tools and training to handle these invasive and dangerous stinging insects effectively.

Contact Quell Pest Control now to discover more about our advanced offerings and find a treatment time that will work best for your Dallas property.