Las Vegas Wasp Control Made Simple For Residents

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There are many types of wasps that are commonly found throughout Las Vegas. Some of the wasps in this area can be extremely aggressive if you get too close. If you see any type of wasps around your home, you should enlist the help of a Las Vegas pest control specialist immediately. 

At Anderson Pest Control, we know how to safely remove the wasps from your home and your property. Here is a look at some of the ways that you can keep yourself safe from these potentially harmful creatures. 

How To Identify A Wasp

Wasps have a distinctive appearance that helps to separate them from the other flying insects around Las Vegas. A wasp's body is separated into three segments: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The area between the abdomen and thorax is extremely narrow, and some people describe this part of the body as looking pinched or thread-like. 

Wasps can come in a wide range of colors. Some of the more common color combinations include black and yellow or red and orange. Mud daubers are a type of wasp that usually have solid black bodies but are also known to have a dark, metallic blue color as well. These flying insects have six legs and two sets of long and thin wings. Usually, the wings will reach close to the end of the wasp's pointed abdomen.

Why Wasp Infestations Can Be So Problematic

Wasps in Las Vegas can be a huge problem for homeowners if these bugs decide to nest on your property. Many of the wasps in this area are known to be extremely territorial. If you get too close to their nest, they could end up stinging you. And unlike bees, wasps are able to sting a person multiple times. Some wasps are also social creatures that live in large colonies. If you get too close to some nest, it could mean that you will get swarmed with multiple stings. 

Many people in the country are allergic to the venom that is injected into their bodies when a wasp stings them. Just one sting could cause a person to experience a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Even people who are not known to be allergic to wasps can still experience dizziness, trouble breathing, and other life-threatening symptoms if they are stung several times at once. 

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips For Around Your Yard

The best way to keep wasps away from your home is to keep the area as inhospitable as possible. Some of the things that you can do to prevent wasps from building their nests on your property include:

  1. Keep hummingbird feeders away from your home.
  2. Keep a lid on your outdoor trash cans.
  3. Don't leave fallen fruit in the ground if you have fruit trees in your yard.
  4. Cover any holes that you find in the ground.
  5. Seal up any cracks or crevices that you have around your doors or windows with caulking.

Wasps are attracted to almost any type of food. They will eat sweet food as well as meats, grains, and other scraps. If you have an outdoor pet, don't leave food dishes outside all day and all night.

Las Vegas' Most Effective Wasp Control Method

If you have a wasp problem in your Las Vegas home, Anderson Pest Control is here to help. We know how to safely remove all types of wasp nests from your home and prevent them from building another one in the future. Give us a call for a free estimate!