What are paper wasps?
Paper wasps get their name from the umbrella shaped nests that they create from paper-like material.
They are considered to be only semi-social insects and live together in small colonies. They have six long
legs, antennae, and adults range in length from 5/8th-3/4 of an inch in. They are brown to brownish-red in color
and have yellow markings. Their diet consists of nectar and other small insects.
Are paper wasps dangerous?
Paper wasps are not considered to be a very aggressive species, but they do have the ability to sting, and therefore
are considered to be dangerous. Paper wasps generally only sting when they or their nest are being threatened. The venom
from a paper wasp sting can cause severe allergic reactions in some people that require them to seek immediate medical attention.
Why do I have a paper wasp problem?
Paper wasps can build their nests near your home from the branches of trees and shrubs, porch ceilings, door frames, soffits,
eaves, inside of attics, and under decks. All of these areas allow them to easily enter into your home or to become a nuisance while
you try to enter and exit your home. Also, during the fall months, female paper wasps that have bred seek shelter inside of homes and
other buildings as a place to overwinter in.
How do I get rid of paper wasps?
Paper wasps and other stinging insects should only be removed from your home and property with the help of professionals. At Monitor Pest
Control we offer pest control services for paper wasps through our Once Per Year Pest Control Application
Can I do it myself?
Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and generally ends up costing you both more time and money.
The safest and most effective way to completely and quickly eliminate a paper wasp infestation is by getting help from a professional pest control
expert. If you need help getting rid of paper wasps in or around your home contact the professionals at Monitor Pest Control today.
Why choose Monitor Pest Control?
With over 25 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your paper wasp problems. With Monitor Pest Control,
you’ll receive services from trained and friendly experts, serious commitment, and thorough treatments.
How can I prevent a paper wasp problem in the future?
Preventing paper wasps can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to try and help prevent them. Prevention
tips include: sealing gaps found in your home’s foundation, exterior walls, and along your roof line. Also, caulking any gaps found around
exterior windows and doors will help as well. Be sure to check your chimney and ensure that it has a tight cap on it and that any cracks in it
are sealed and repaired. It could also be a good idea to trim back trees and bushes from the exterior of your home.