How To Safely And Effectively Prevent Wasps Around Your Omaha Home

Paper Wasp nest on a wooden beam.

Would you rather have a fly inside your home or a wasp? This question is a no-brainer. Wasps are obviously more dangerous and scarier than flies. The question is, why do different types of wasps invade homes here in Omaha. We will be talking about this today and offering some solutions to prevent these dangerous stinging insects. To deal with an active infestation of wasps on your property, give our team a call. At Beeline Pest Control, our passion is pest control in Omaha. We will address dangerous stinging insects on your property so that you don’t run the risk of getting hurt.

Do I Have A Wasp Infestation?

Sometimes wasps are difficult to identify. If these pests have built a nest on your neighbor's property, you may see them around your yard. When it comes to how to identify wasps on your property, we recommend looking for a few things. Start by cautiously checking for nests in the eaves of your home and outbuildings in your yard. Next, look inside your garage, shed, or other outbuildings for nests indoors. While you are doing this, check the exterior of buildings and trees for mud tubes. These are mud wasp nests. You might also find paper wasp or yellow jacket wasp nests inside holes on your property. If you have seen an influx of wasp activity and you don’t want to look for these pests yourself, let our team come out and check for you. 

Ouch! A Wasp Stung Me! 

There is no denying that wasp stings hurt. For some people, however, a sting could mean more than just pain.  If you have ever been attacked by one of these pests, you may already understand your risk. If you haven’t been stung recently, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor to find out if you are allergic to the venom. This could save your life. If you know you are not allergic to wasp venom, dealing with a sting is fairly easy. One home remedy to relieve pain and itching following a wasp sting is to rub non-seasoned meat tenderizing paste onto your wound. A mixture of baking soda and water will have a similar effect. If you have been stung multiple times, do not hesitate to seek medical attention. Although it is rare, deaths related to multiple wasp stings do occur. 

Five Effective Wasp-Prevention Tips 

To keep different kinds of wasps off your property, you need to put in place some prevention methods. Here are five effective wasp-prevention tips to try today.

  1. Clean up thoroughly after hosting outdoor gatherings.
  2. Keep food and beverages covered as much as possible when eating outdoors.
  3. Avoid feeding your pets outdoors or cleaning out their bowls after they are done eating.
  4. Check around your home and outbuildings for wasp nests once a week. Use a long broom to knock down nests that have recently formed.
  5. Consider removing budding plants from your property.

Wasp prevention is helpful but will not solve an existing infestation of your property. If you are having trouble with these stinging insects, call in a professional.

Professional Wasp Control Is The Most Effective

At Beeline Pest Control, we have the safety equipment and training to deal with wasp infestations of all shapes and sizes. We would be happy to assess your property, identify existing problems, and deal with them accordingly. 

Call now and learn what pest control in Omaha should look like. We will schedule your home and property for a control visit and give invasive stingers the boot.

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