What Attracts Wasps To Fayetteville, GA Properties?

July 15, 2021

If you enjoy being outdoors, you have to be prepared to combat flying insects. You won’t be able to go on a hike, play basketball with your friends, or relax in your Fayetteville, GA backyard without some bugs buzzing around you. If you’re a business owner, you might have an issue attracting customers if there’s a swarm of pests. No one wants to chance being stung or bitten.

Wasps are winged bugs that can sting. There are many species, and each has its traits and specific hazards. Become familiar with local subgroups, so you’ll know how to prevent them. Additionally, you can learn about what Ennis Exterminating has to offer regarding wasps. 

a group of wasps on a nest under a porch

What Brings Fayetteville Wasps? What Are the Risks?

Paper wasps and yellowjackets are two of the most dominant groups in the region.

Paper wasps have 1-inch brown bodies with yellow splotches and black wings. Their physical characteristics are similar to bees, but these bugs have narrow frames that are slimmer and elongated. Your property will be particularly attractive to paper wasps because of all the sheltered spaces a building provides. They start nests near window sills, door frames, roof eaves, and foundation cracks. These avenues are often their entry points. You have an infestation if you see any paper wasps at all.

Part of what makes paper wasps unique from their relatives is how they build their nests. They fuse plant material with their saliva, producing a thick, paper-like cocoon that you won’t be able to see through. Their shells are the inspiration for their name. The secondary label of “umbrella wasp” comes from the umbrella shape of the wasp.

Yellowjackets are often mistaken for bees because of their yellow and black coloring. However, many are white and black. Further, they are leaner and have less hair on their bodies. Their wings stretch past their 0.39 to 0.62 of an inch long figures. If there’s a solid amount of nectar, insects, sugary items, and meat, yellow jackets will be present. Cocoons will be formed at the ground level. For example, on tree bases, decks, and sidewalks. You're also bound to see some in voids. If you ever spot an aerial one, you have an infestation. Two things to remember about wasps are:

1. The Ecosystem Needs Them: The balance of the environment partially relies on their feeding and pollination habits.

2. Their Stings Are Potent: Wasps can hit you multiple times, worsening the potential symptoms. Pain, warmth, inflammation, and itching are typical. Other bodily and allergic responses can be severe enough to require medical assistance.

Is There a Way to Prevent Fayetteville Wasps?

If you want to discourage wasps, begin with sharpening your cleaning practices. This extends to the exterior of your home or business, including the lawn. Here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  • Regularly trim grass and greenery. Plug ground holes and remove organic debris.
  • Use citronella, eucalyptus, and other repellent plants for gardens.
  • Distance plants from the property by two feet and don’t overplant them.
  • Flush out vents and gutters on a routine basis.
  • Place food and garbage in airtight containers.
  • Keep roof eaves, porches, and decks neat. Try not to leave food on them.
  • Close up holes in doors, windows, and foundations.
  • Contact Ennis Exterminating if you have pests that wasps eat.

How Will Ennis Exterminating Handle Fayetteville Wasps?

The trained stinging insect specialists at Ennis Exterminating will locate every nest on your property and any susceptibilities. Then, they will treat each with our safe industrial-grade solutions, and get rid of them if necessary. Otherwise, the cocoons will disintegrate on their own. Follow-up visits and warranties are attached to these affordable stinging insect services. Call and get a free estimate today! 

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