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Watching wasps fly over your head puts a damper on any summer day. Summer is the time to enjoy barbeques, family gatherings and fun with friends.It’s not fun worrying about being stung or bitten by unwelcome wasps. Once you see one, all you want is for it to go away! Fox Pest Control wants you to enjoy your summer and leave your home and yard feeling safe and comfortable.

Signs of a Wasp Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a wasp problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a wasp infestation in McAllen. 

Sightings

The first sign of wasps people notice are actual wasps flying around the house, yard, or garden. They might hover around flowers, tree blossoms, and gutters.

Visible Nests

Some species of wasp make nests above ground in trees, hanging in soffits, or on poles. These nests can range in size from a pingpong ball to a basketball, depending on the species.

Hidden Nests

Some wasp species make nests underground, under house siding, or inside soffits. These can be especially difficult to find because the only sign of them is wasps flying in and out of them.

Things You Need to Know About Wasps

  • Wasps must eat meat
  • They sting multiple times 
  • They have the ability to live alone or in colonies. . 
  • Paper wasps, hornets, mud daubers and yellowjackets are all subtypes of wasps. 
  • Stings from any of these wasps will most likely result in a painful red welt but not much more. 
  • In rare cases, individuals who are allergic to wasp venom may experience systemic reactions like anaphylaxis. This severe reaction may include hives, airway constriction, rapid pulse, dizziness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If you experience anaphylaxis, head to a doctor immediately.

Helpful Wasp Prevention Tips:  

  • Make or purchase Wasp Decoys to hang in areas wasps make nests
  • Limit food access around your yard and cover trash cans.
  • Ensure all door and window screens are in good repair
  • Do not seal entryways as wasps may already be inside walls.

How Do I Get Rid Of Wasps?

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Think you have a wasp problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free wasp control quote.

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Schedule same day service with one of our certified Pest Pro technicians.

Service

Your Pest Pro will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized wasp treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain wasp free.

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Wasp Control FAQ

How do I get rid of wasps?

Whether they make a nest on your home, in a tree, or in the ground, wasps are extremely tough. Getting rid of them yourself can lead to serious stings and allergic reactions. Call Fox Pest Control today for a free quote and to make your home safe and comfortable again.

Are wasps dangerous?

While many people have a painful welt after a wasp sting, others can experience a range of allergic reactions, from large, prolonged swelling in the area around the sting to systemic reactions like anaphylaxis.

How do I avoid wasps?

If you are certain that you have an allergy to insect stings, be very cautious around wasps. Professional pest control can help prevent wasps on your property and reduce the risk of a sting.

What is epinephrine?

Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is a hormone the body produces that increases blood flow, restores heart rhythm, and opens air passages. Many people with allergies to insect stings carry an epinephrine injection, but further medical attention will be required in the case of anaphylaxis.

What is anaphylaxis?

Often caused by insect stings, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be characterized by obstructed breathing, irregular heart rhythm, massive or irregular swelling, or hives. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency medical attention.

Are wasps beneficial to the environment?

In general, wasps eat other insects, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild. 

Some species of wasps also eat flower nectar and pollen, contributing to pollination. However, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient as native bees.

What do wasps eat?

Most wasps eat meat, usually other insects. However, there are lots of wasp species that also eat flower nectar and pollen. 

Why are wasps aggressive?

Not all species are aggressive, but those that are usually become most agitated during the late summer and fall. During that time, wasp colonies start to deteriorate as the queen finds a place to stay during the winter. 

Which wasps are more aggressive?

Some wasps will dive-bomb into soda cans, hover over plates, or attack without much provocation. These types of wasps are generally among the various species that eat sugary flower nectar. 

Do wasps make honey?

Some wasps make a small amount of honey that they regurgitate for their larvae to eat. However, they don’t collect pollen the way honey bees do to make honey.

Are wasps flower pollinators?

While all wasps eat meat of one kind or another, some types also eat flower nectar and pollen. So, technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees.

What are the differences between wasps, hornets, bumblebees, yellow jackets, and bees?

Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.

Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.

Bees. Of all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.
The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.

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We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.


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We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.


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Posted December 1st 2019
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We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)


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