A Useful Wasp-Prevention Guide For Around Your Lincoln Home And Yard

Wasp on a nest

Do you hate wasps? You are not alone. Wasps are one of, if not the most, hated insects on the planet. They cause pain with their venomous stings and love to build their nests on properties in our area. At Pro Active Pest Control, we love helping our community fight back against stinging insects. If you don’t want to find wasps around your Lincoln yard, here are a few prevention tips you need to know about. (For fast wasp removal services, call our team today. We have the safety gear and experience to deal with these annoying and potentially dangerous insects.) 

Common Types Of Wasps Found In Lincoln

Lincoln is home to many different types of wasps. The three most common species in our area are mud daubers, yellow jackets, and paper wasps. Mud daubers are long-waisted insects that build cylindrical nests out of mud. You might find mud wasp nests on the sides of buildings. Both paper wasps and yellow jackets build their nests out of chewed-up paper under the eaves of buildings, in trees, and occasionally underground. The paper wasp is brown and has yellow markings while the yellow jacket wasp is black with yellow markings. If you suspect there is a nest on your property but don’t want to check for yourself, let our team pay you a visit. We offer quick and effective services to help members of our community identify different wasps in Lincoln.

Some Wasps Are More Dangerous Than Others

All wasps have venom and all wasps have the ability to cause people and animals harm. The main differences between different species of wasps are their likelihood to sting and the level of pain associated with their venom. The mud dauber wasp is incredibly docile and has a weak sting. The paper wasp is also fairly docile but has an incredibly painful sting. Yellow jackets fall right in the middle in terms of pain but are much more likely to become aggressive, especially during the fall as they prepare their queens for winter. Some people have allergies to venom. If this is the case for you, a single sting can be life-threatening. If you are not allergic, it will take several dozen stings to pose a serious risk to your health. 

Five Naturally Effective Wasp-Prevention Tips For Your Yard

Now that you know a bit more about the different kinds of wasps in Lincoln and the threat they pose to area residents, let’s talk about some ways to protect your property. To start, here are five naturally effective wasp-prevention tips.

  1. Make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed.
  2. Knock down newly formed nests that are smaller than a golf ball.
  3. Clean up thoroughly after eating or drinking outdoors.
  4. Avoid feeding your pets outdoors.
  5. Keep foods and beverages covered when eating outside.

If you see a large nest on your property, the best thing you can do is get an expert involved.

Contact The Pros For Total Wasp Control Around Your Home

At Pro Active Pest Control, we don’t just help homeowners combat wasps. We go above and beyond the call of duty to provide top-tier pest control services to meet all of our community's pest control needs. We have the safety equipment and training needed to help you remove a wasp nest from your yard and would be more than happy to pay your property a visit.

Call now if you are unsure about professional pest control in Lincoln or if you want to schedule your home for an emergency wasp removal service.