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Why Wasps Are Attracted To Your Bradenton Yard And What You Can Do About It


Do you feel a chill run down your spine when you hear the familiar buzz of certain flying insects? Sometimes, these bugs aren't aggressive toward humans, and the fear is unwarranted. But then there are wasps, a genuine nuisance in Bradenton.

It can be incredibly stressful when wasps make a nest on your property, but you don't have to live with it. Our crew at Westfall's Lawn and Pest knows the ins and outs of pest control in Bradenton. Read on to learn more about wasp prevention, and call on Westfall's Lawn and Pest to handle all your pest problems.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Wasps

The Bradenton area's most common types of wasps are yellow jackets, mud daubers, and paper wasps. While they boast distinct traits, they do have overlapping behaviors, too.

These include:

  • The queen seeks out shady areas to build nests. The eaves on buildings are a popular man-made spot, but they'll create nests indoors, too, if they have easy entry.
  • Wasps are most active during the summer. Most members of the colony die off in the winter. 
  • Wasps, much like bees, are pollinators. They also benefit us by preying on other pests.

Of course, the most notable behavior of wasps is their territorial nature, which is why professional wasp removal is necessary. Unfortunately, attempting to remove a nest on your own can lead to serious injury. Our professionals at Westfall's Lawn and Pest have all the experience and tools necessary to complete the job safely. Call us today!

Some Wasps Are More Aggressive Than Others

Not every wasp is a bully who will sting you at the drop of a hat. While they all feel a natural inclination to defend their homes, some stick pretty closely to their nest. Others, however, have a broader view of what constitutes their territory.

Yellow jackets and paper wasps are among the most territorial wasps in North America. Both can sting multiple times and chase away threats for surprisingly long distances. The paper wasp can also release a pheromone when threatened, which calls on other hive members to join the attack.

Westfall's Lawn and Pest offer the leading wasp removal service in Bradenton. We provide comprehensive perimeter treatment to keep wasps and other pests away from your Bradenton home. We even offer same-day services when available.

Five Eco-Friendly Wasp Prevention Tips For Your Yard

If you want to dissuade Bradenton stinging insects from building nests in your yard, you're in luck. Here are five simple ways you can keep your yard wasp-free:

  1. Remove dead trees and trunks from your property. Wasps will use these as nesting locations.
  2. If you eat outside, clean up as soon as you're finished. 
  3. Keep your trash cans sealed tight when not in use.
  4. If you have fruit trees on your lawn, remove any fruit that falls to the ground as soon as you notice it.
  5. Fill any holes in your lawn with dirt. Some wasps build nests and tunnels in such openings. 

For even greater protection, you can schedule recurring visits from Westfall's Lawn and Pest technicians. We'll inspect your property each visit to identify potential trouble areas. There are no contracts and no commitments when you work with us.

Call The Professionals For Total Wasp Control For Your Yard

When you need fast and safe wasp nest removal in Bradenton, there's only one name you need to know; Westfall's Lawn and Pest. For over 20 years, we've worked with residents in Bradenton and the surrounding area with pest control services customized to meet their unique needs. Let us show you why we're better than the rest. Contact us now to schedule an inspection and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Bradenton.

"We have used a number of pest control companies over the past 30 years, Carson and the team at Westfall are some of the best in the business! Highly professional, knowledgeable and great to work with.  Highly recommend Westfall for your ALL our Pest Control needs!"

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