Wasps In San Diego Can Be Very Hard To Get Rid Of

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Summer is here, and the pests are out in full force. Some of them are simply a nuisance, while others cause harm to you and your property. Different types of wasps cause different kinds of issues, so knowing which species you are seeing on your San Diego property will help you understand what you are facing. 

How To Tell If You Are Dealing With A Wasp Infestation

Regardless of the wasp species you find yourself dealing with; there are two main ways to tell if you have a general wasp infestation on your hands:

  1. Seeing more wasps flying around
  2. Noticing wasp nests

However, there are different types of wasps, and they all build different kinds of nests, so it’s essential to know the difference since some wasps are more aggressive than others.

  • Mud Dauber Wasp: They make their distinctive nests from mud and clay. These nests do not contain combs as other wasp nests do, but instead, mud dauber’s nests have chambers, and each one contains an egg. When they leave, mud daubers create holes in their nests, rendering them inactive.
  • Paper Wasp: Also referred to as umbrella wasps because of the shape of their nests, they resemble an upside-down umbrella with a honeycomb. They are typically open and can be pretty significant. Paper wasps prefer to be in residential areas.
  • Yellow Jacket: These more aggressive wasps typically nest underground in rodent burrows, so if you see insects flying from a hole in the ground, you likely have a yellow jacket infestation on your hands.

Are The Wasps In San Diego Dangerous?

It depends on the type of wasp. Mud daubers are a nuisance more than anything; they do not defend their nests and rarely sting. They are beneficial because they help control the spider population.

Paper wasps tend to build their nests on the eaves of your home or your outside furniture. They will not attack for no reason, but they will defend themselves if they feel threatened. Their stings are unpleasant, and unlike bees, which can only sting once, a paper wasp can inflict multiple stings.

Yellow Jackets are the most aggressive wasp type. They will sting you unprovoked. They are also prone to swarm attacks if they feel threatened and chase the perceived threat for considerable distances. They can also sting multiple times.

Some Helpful Wasp Prevention Tips

When it comes to wasp control in San Diego, along with professional pest control, there are a few tips to help with wasp prevention around your yard and home:

  • Seal cracks and crevices, repair screens, and keep doors closed to keep wasps outside where they belong.
  • When spending time outside, avoid strong fragrances as these can attract wasps. 
  • Wear shoes outside that protect your feet in case you step on a rogue yellow jacket or get too close to their in-ground nests.
  • Keep food covered so as not to attract wasps or other pests.
  • Make sure your outside trash cans, recycling bins, and compost piles are covered and tightly sealed.

There are also wasp removers and sprays if you prefer the DIY route to eliminate any visible nests. Be aware that certain wasps will attack you, so hiring Allswell Here at the first signs of a wasp infestation is your safest and most effective form of pest control.

The Best Form Of Wasp Control

Regular pest control in San Diego is the best form of wasp control. We recommend not attempting wasp removal on your own because of the likelihood of being stung. Hiring our licensed professionals from Allswell Here will not only have the offending pests removed from your yard but will do so with their proven holistic, integrative approach. Allswell Here, “chemicals last” philosophy gets you the results you need without being worried about causing harm to the environment, yourself, or your pets. Contact us today, and let us remove wasps from your San Diego property before they take over.