While wasps are essential to environmental preservation, they are still considered one of Oklahoma's most annoying and feared flying pests. Not only can they quickly send an outdoor party inside, but they can also be incredibly dangerous when they feel threatened. This article will explore some of the reasons why wasps are dangerous to humans and provide some tips to help you steer clear of them when spending time outdoors.
What Makes Wasps Dangerous?
Most wasp species can be highly territorial – even if their nest is on YOUR property. Once they have established a new home, there's a good chance that they won't want to give it up. Even a simple interaction with a single wasp can signal to the entire colony that there is a problem, and the swarm could activate at a moment's notice.
Unlike bees, which can only sting once, wasps are capable of stinging multiple times and fly away if they manage to avoid being killed by the person they are attacking. While the sting can be unpleasant, the resulting damages could prove fatal if an allergic reaction occurs. With this baseline in mind, let's look at why they are so dangerous.
Preventing Wasp Infestations and Stings
No one wants wasps buzzing around their home. Unfortunately, these pests are rarely hindered from settling into your space unless precautions are taken to exclude them. Since various species of wasps, including yellow jackets and hornets, can continue to thrive on neighboring properties, you will unlikely remove them entirely from your property.
Some of the things you can do to hinder their nest-building on your property include:
Don't Be Afraid to Call the Professionals!
Emtec Pest Control receives countless calls from homeowners and business owners in Oklahoma that have tried to remove a wasp nest with retail wasp spray. Unfortunately, all these products did was cause the colony to get mad and repeatedly attack the person they perceived as a threat. We encourage you not to take a DIY approach when dealing with these dangerous pests and, instead, reach out to our wasp control professionals.
Preventative treatments are suggested for the best results, which include spraying common wasp nesting locations. This might consist of eaves, decking, soffits, or other standard external features on home or business. Remember, these pests are incredibly territorial and aggressive. Don't risk your safety when you don't have to. Give the experts at Emtec Pest Control a call and let us take care of them safely and effectively.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too.
If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form.