Let’s look at a few simple tasks you can do to prevent wasps and hornets from invading your home and turning your yard into a breeding ground.
Where Do Wasps Live?
Wasps live in nests that they build by chewing wood and plant debris and mixing it with their saliva. Because of this, their nests can look almost like brown paper. Depending on the type of wasp, you might find nests underground in your yard, hanging off the side of your house, or on a tree.
Here are some simple tips for your to follow:
Clean up quickly after barbecues
In the summer, wasps tend to crave food with lots of protein. So if you’re having a summer barbecue, make sure you don’t leave any meat lying around! You should also avoid leaving juice or any sweet drinks out for too long. For more ideas on keeping pests away during outdoor gatherings, check out our pest-free picnic tips.
Keep trash cans tightly sealed
Wasps are always looking for food. To stop them from stealing your leftovers, make sure you’ve sealed and secured all your trash. For additional help on dealing with flies and other common pests attracted to trash, read our article on the topic.
Patch up any cracks or crevices
Some wasps like to build their nests in hollow walls or floors, roof spaces or even chimneys. To stop them from nesting on your porch or deck, fully seal any gaps or cracks they could use to burrow into your home. Learn how to prevent various pests from entering your home by sealing gaps and cracks.
Even After Your Best Efforts, You Discover A Wasp Nest
If you do find a nest in your yard, it’s best to call us to neutralize and get rid of the nest for you.
The best way to keep them out of your yard this summer is to clean up after yourself and stay on top of home maintenance. But if you do end up with wasps at your home, you don’t need to stay inside! Instead, give Pestcheck a call.
We’ll come take care of your wasp problem, so you can enjoy being outside. For more advice on dealing with wasps, check out our article. Read our guides on how to safely remove a wasp nest and what not to do when dealing with wasp nests.
Don’t let pests ruin your home or yard any longer! Our expert team is ready to help you take control of your pest problem, no matter where you are in the Greater Vancouver area. If you’re in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby & New West, Coquitlam & Tri-Cities, or Richmond, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you reclaim your pest-free space!