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Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Wasps In Springville

May 15, 2023 - Wasps

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Wasps are some of the most feared types of flying insects. Some species of wasps are more aggressive than others, and all species prefer to be left alone. However, they will sometimes build their nest in places where it is easy to accidentally stumble upon them. 

At Bug Wranglers, our Springville pest control service professionals have experience dealing with every type of wasp that can be found in this area, and we know the best way to stay safe if you see a wasp nest on your property. Here is a look at some of the questions that we often get asked about wasps. 

What Are Some Common Types Of Wasps In Springville?

A few different types of wasps are commonly found in Springville. Here is a look at some of the wasps that you are most likely to see if you live in or near Springville:

  • Yellow jackets: The yellow jacket often gets mistaken for a bee because of its yellow and black striped body. However, if you look closely, you can see that, unlike a bee, these wasps have segmented bodies with a defined and narrow "waist." They can measure between ? of an inch and ? of an inch long. 

  • Bald-faced hornets: Despite their name, the bald-faced hornet is actually classified as a wasp instead of a hornet. They are usually around half an inch long. They are black with white markings located sporadically on their bodies. Their most distinguishing feature is their white or "bald" face. 

  • European paper wasps: The European paper wasp's appearance resembles the yellow jacket. Like the yellow jacket, the European paper wasp has a black and yellow striped body. The European paper wasps also have yellow or tan legs, two long antennae, and two pairs of long wings that lay flat against their back when not in use. 

All of the wasps that are commonly found in this area are social creatures that usually live in large groups. Most of the wasps will make their nest in an elevated location. However, yellow jackets are known to live in aerial nests as well as underground nests. 

How Dangerous Are Wasps?

All of the wasps in Springville are able to sting. However, they will usually not attack you unless you bother their nests. The main problem with these wasps is that they often build their nests out of sight. For example, they may build their nest in an old light fixture above your porch. If you go to change the lightbulb, you could end up inadvertently disturbing the nest. 

If you are stung by a wasp, you will usually experience extreme pain and mild swelling. These symptoms usually subside on their own within a few hours. However, if you are allergic to wasp venom, you may experience a severe allergic reaction requiring immediate medical treatment. 

What Is Attracting Wasps To My Property?

Wasps are omnivores that will eat both meat and vegetation. They especially like sweet-smelling foods. If you leave candy or sweet drinks outdoors, you could attract wasps to your home. Also, you should try to avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes when outdoors if you don't want to attract these stinging insects. 

What's The Best Way To Keep Wasps Away From My Yard?

The best and safest way to keep wasps away from your Springville yard is to let us handle the problem. At Bug Wranglers, we have been removing and preventing wasps from Springville properties for several years. Give us a call today to get a free quote!

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