Steps You Can Take To Keep Wasps Away From Your New Jersey Property

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Of all the buzzing insects New Jersey residents encounter, few inspire more fear than the wasp. No matter what types of wasps you cross paths with, their aggressive nature and dangerous appearance are immediate warnings to avoid them. But how can you do that when they've taken over your property? 

Wasp removal is difficult and dangerous, which is why we've written this post. We want to share tips on how you can make your property less attractive to wasps to reduce the chances that you'll have to deal with an infestation. Read on to learn more, and remember to call Heritage Pest Control when you need prompt, effective pest control in New Jersey.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Wasps

The most common wasps in New Jersey are the yellow jackets and paper wasps. They look very similar (with paper wasps having a slightly darker appearance) and have similar behaviors. Adults, for example, feed on sugary substances, which often means our own food and drinks.

Wasps also tend to be more aggressive after they've fed on sugar. So, if they find an ample food source near your home, they're more likely to see you as a threat and attack. To protect yourself, call Heritage Pest Solutions to safely remove wasps and their nests.

Why Wasp Infestations Can Be So Problematic

Wasps are highly territorial and will defend their nests at all costs. While this may not seem very different from bees, wasps are much more dangerous because they can you multiple times. Wasps are known to sting several times and in short succession.

When a colony moves into your property, there are no obvious boundaries between what territory they consider theirs and what's yours. It can be a nerve-wracking and painful experience, which is why Heritage Pest Control offers same or next-day responses whenever possible. We'll work fast to make your property safe once more.

Five No-Nonsense Tips To Prevent Wasps

There’s no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to keeping pests out. Enacting wasp prevention strategies around your home can spare you the miserable experience of having to live with these pests and keep you and your family safe. These five tips for wasp prevention in New Jersey will go a long way:

  1. Keep your outdoor garbage cans, which wasps can use as a food source, sealed tight
  2. Fill or cover holes in your yard to prevent yellow jackets from building nests in them
  3. If you eat outside, dispose of food completely and as soon as possible
  4. Clean up any debris and clutter in your yard to eliminate shady spots ideal for nest building 
  5. Seal cracks around your doorframes and windowsills 

When all else fails, call on Heritage Pest Control. In addition to removing these dangerous pests from your property, our technicians can help you identify the factors that could be attracting them. We'll work together with you to keep your home secure against invasive wasps.

A Practical Solution To Effective Wasp Control

If you find that wasps have built a nest near your home, you might be tempted to remove it yourself. But doing so isn't as easy as it may seem, and one mistake could turn it into a tremendously painful experience. Leave it up to us instead.

Heritage Pest Control has served the residents of New Jersey for over 30 years, and we want to serve you, too. Our technicians are at the forefront of the latest pest control products and techniques, ensuring that we can provide the best home pest control services in New Jersey. Call us today to discover all the ways we can help you fight pests.

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