The Trick To Keeping Wasps Away From Your New Jersey Yard

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Have you ever been stung by a wasp? If so, do you remember how painful it was? Many adults haven’t been stung since they were kids but still remember how uncomfortable it was and still go out of their way to avoid these pests. If you are not the biggest fan of wasps and their stings and you are looking for ways to keep these pests off your New Jersey property, here are some things to consider today.

Common Types Of Wasps That Invade New Jersey Yards 

Three common types of wasps live here in New Jersey. We have bald-faced hornets, red paper wasps, and yellow jacket wasps. Bald-faced hornets are fairly large and sometimes grow to be just over an inch in length. Further identify this pest by its black body and white markings, especially the markings on its head. A red paper wasp is about the same size as a bald-faced hornet but is brown to dark red. Finally, yellow jackets grow to be ⅝” long and have black and yellow patterned bodies. 

The Many Problems A Wasp Infestation Can Create In Your Yard 

Something you might not know about wasps is that they are incredibly beneficial creatures. Just like bees, wasps contribute to pollination and are healthy for the environment. The only problem is that most species of wasps are also incredibly territorial. If a person or animal wanders too close to a wasp's nest, they will swarm and sting multiple times until they go away. Some species of wasps, such as yellow jackets, become even more aggressive in the early fall as their queens start preparing for winter hibernation. If a nest on your property is large enough, these pests will make entire areas of your yard inhospitable and dangerous. What makes things worse is that some species build underground. This makes nests harder to see and easier to disturb. Something to keep in mind with wasps is that they are more dangerous to people with an allergy to venom. If you don’t know if you are allergic to venom or not, talk with your doctor to assess your risk.

How To Naturally Remove Factors That Attract Wasps To Your Yard 

If you are looking for good ways to keep all types of wasps in New Jersey off your property, something you can do is address factors that draw these pests in. Here are just a few natural prevention tips to use today:

  • Remove edible trash from your property.
  • Make sure your trash bins have tight-fitting lids.
  • Avoid feeding your pets outdoors.
  • Clean up thoroughly after hosting outdoor gatherings.
  • When eating or drinking outdoors keep beverages and food containers covered.
  • Fill in burrows created by other pests in your yard. Make sure they are not inhabited by wasps first.
  • Knockdown nests that are smaller than a golf ball when wasps are not home.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Wasps In Your Yard 

If you have recently seen a wasp or multiple wasps on your property and are concerned they might be living close by, your best option to remove these pests is to get the experts at Heritage Pest Control involved. We know how to identify dangerous wasps here in New Jersey and we have the tools and safety equipment needed to effectively remove these pests from area properties. If you suspect these pests are building inside your home, schedule an emergency visit. Call now to learn more about pest control in New Jersey and learn what options you have through Heritage to control wasps on your property.

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