Wasp Prevention 101: Steps You Can Take To Keep Wasps At Bay In Madison


Nothing ruins a nice day outside, like the presence of a wasp. Even worse is when wasps have built a nest right on or near your house, causing stress every time you walk by it. Trying to remove a wasp nest on your own puts you at risk of being stung, so what can you do? You can—and should—call ProfExt. Our Madison wasp control protects homes and families from stinging insects using professional removal methods. 

Distinctive Wasp Characteristics: How To Identify Wasps

It can be hard to tell if the insects flying around your yard are bees or wasps, especially when you’re cautiously trying not to get too close. There are a few key differences between wasps and bees that you can use to be sure of what’s invading your yard. 

Wasps are shaped differently from bees. Unlike bees, which are rounder, they have narrow, defined “waists” at their abdomens. Wasps also have smooth bodies and stingers. Many types of wasps build aerial paper nests. Others dig tunnels or make mud nests. Wasps can be solitary or social insects. 

Health Risks Of Wasp Infestations: Allergies And Other Concerns

One of the most distinctive features of a wasp in Madison is its stinger. Because wasps’ stingers are smooth, not barbed, they can sting multiple times. Wasps use venom to incapacitate prey and to defend their nests from attackers. Unfortunately, as a person—much bigger than a wasp—trying to remove a nest, you’ll be viewed as an enemy by the wasps; any attempt to remove a wasp nest puts you at risk of being stung. 

Most people experience pain, burning, and swelling after a wasp sting. These symptoms should subside on their own, although it can take some time. Make sure you keep the sting site clean. Some people are allergic to wasp venom and may have a more severe reaction. If you know you have an allergy or develop severe swelling or difficulty breathing after a wasp sting, you should seek medical attention. 

Strategies For Wasp Prevention: Effective Tips And Tricks

It can be challenging to keep wasps away from your yard. No product, do-it-yourself treatment, or baited trap will completely prevent flying insects from entering your yard. However, you can make your yard a less attractive place to build a nest. 

You can also take precautions to make sure wasps can’t get inside your house since that would put you and your family at a greater risk of being stung. Try these wasp prevention tips to keep wasps out of your house and prevent them from building nests on your property;

  • Seal any cracks or holes in the walls of your house.
  • Repair tears in window screens and keep doors shut.
  • Keep food covered outside and use trash cans with lids.
  • Avoid wearing or applying scented products around your yard.
  • Plant basil, mint, lemongrass, and other herbs that repel wasps. 

Each of these tips can help you avoid wasp stings around your Madison yard. If you find a wasp nest on your property, call a professional home pest control company to get it removed. 

Safe and Effective Wasp Removal: Contact Us Right Away!

At ProfExt, we believe in family-friendly pest control. Highly trained technicians perform our wasp removal, control, and prevention services to ensure your safety. When you call us, we’ll provide a free price estimate. 

On our first visit, a technician will perform an inspection of your home and walk you through the treatment plan. A satisfaction guarantee backs all of our services. If the wasps return, so will we. Call ProfExt today to learn more about our options for wasp control in Madison.

Joel came out to take care of a yellow jacket nest in a void under an outside eve. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient, and afterward we walked around the house and discovered two more nests I hadn't seen before and he offered to remove them as well. Great experience and a fair price. I will be calling ProfExt for future needs.

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