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Have you been experiencing an infestation of wasps and have become clueless on how to handle them? You are not alone; we are here to break down ways that can help you navigate the problem.

Why Wasps infest homes or buildings

What Wasps are known for

We know that wasps inject venom when they sting their victims. Female wasps have stingers at the end of the bottom half, these stingers serve as reproductive organs through which the wasp can lay eggs. However, when wasps get around people, they become aggressive and since some people are allergic to their sting, this can cause serious health problems.

What attracts them to your house?

Insects

After a winter hibernation period, the queen and the worker wasps emerge in summer. During the summer season, wasps go out in search of a home and food such as; insects on the soil like larvae and maggots. If you have crops which attract insects, you surely will see wasps in your garden.

Flowers

Do you have a garden with flowers? If yes, don’t be dazzled if wasps come swarming into your house. Wasps are drawn to flowers because of the nectar which is another source of food for them. They are also drawn to the fragrance of flowers which means that if you are wearing a sweet-scented perfume, you are most likely to attract wasps.

Open spaces

Wasps can get through to your house by taking advantage of openings or holes. It’s advisable for you to seal openings such as cracks. Wasps get inside your house by happenstance which means; they can occasionally find themselves inside your house and if they find a good spot, they can infest in your home.

The dangers of wasp infestations

  1. They become aggressive when their nest is disturbed, and this can cause them to sting.
  2. They can cause allergic reactions such as anaphylactic.
  3. They can cause structural damage

How to prevent a wasp infestation

  1. Check your yard for holes or burrows.
  2. Clear your trash bins and ensure that they stay empty.
  3. Get rid of still water
  4. Remove food sources and seal food in airtight containers

Did you spot an infestation?

Consider having the nest removed by a professional. Don’t try to do this yourself.

Remember “One Flick and They’re Gone”

Flick Pest Control is here to provide a solution for any pest query you may need help with, or for any other pest control solution, advice or concerns you may encounter. Give us a ring on 087 056 1021, drop us an email on enquiries@flickpest.co.za or drop us a comment on our blog or social media platforms.

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