Sun Prairie is known for its history and the historical museum. We can learn a lot from history. History has proven to repeat itself at times throughout the years. Here at Rove Pest Control, we know the history of pests and wasps. Wasps can become a nuisance if left untreated. Our goal is to educate you so you can stop wasps from bothering you in your backyard. Fun history fact of the day – pest control has been around since the beginning of mankind. Sumerians used sulfur compounds to kill insects. The Greek civilization even used fire to chase away locusts to the sea! Sun Prairie wasp control doesn’t need sulfur compounds and giant flames, but it does need proper attention.
Is Your Property Attracting Wasps and Other Stinging Insects?
Spring and summer are great times to have a garden in Sun Prairie. The more time you spend outdoors the higher the chance you have of getting stung by a wasp. There are several things you can do as a homeowner to help make sure your home and yard are less attractive to wasps. Overgrown areas of plants and wildlife can attract wasps for purposes of:
- Excellent hunting grounds
- Protection for nesting site
- Easy access to building materials
- Moisture and cover from elements
Making sure you keep up to date trimming the bushes and mowing the lawn can help prevent colonies from being set up. One thing most people don’t know is wasps can inside tree stumps and even have colonies set up by burrowing into the ground (they are more likely to hijack a mouse burrow than build their own)!
Most Common Wasp
The most common wasp found in Sun Prairie and the surrounding areas is the Paper Wasp. They are often confused with Yellow Jackets but what makes Paper Wasps unique is the nests they set up. Paper Wasps love to build nests in exposed but covered areas such as under eaves and soffits, decks, storage sheds, and even clothesline poles. They are not as aggressive as Yellow Jackets but their string can still be painful. Also, we are speaking in relative terms – they are far from docile creatures. As the weather warms up, they emerge from hibernation and look for potential nesting sites. Spring is the best time for Sun Prairie wasp control because you can kill the queen before she gets a chance to build up her nest and colony.
The Solution to Wasp Activity
Wasp activity can change from season to season. Most wasps do not have a one-step, simple solution to their control. It is a process of matching up the correct tools with the corresponding wasp in the right order. The basic Sun Prairie wasp control process includes:
3. Learn the Biology
4. Determine Thresholds
5. Tactical Planning
a. Cultural management
b. Physical management
c. Biological management
d. Chemical management
In some cases, a single plan can be put together for a property, but in many cases, the plan may need to be multi-faceted. Also, the plan is likely going to need to change over time.
Let the Follow-up Follow
Whether you are looking at the last step in a single given process or the changing of the seasons, nothing stays the same for long in Sun Prairie. Changes in construction, landscaping, weather, etc. will bring changes to the wasp populations. This is why we provide our clients with quarterly services (or more often if necessary) for wasps and other pests. Additionally, if something changes before we are scheduled to come back out, we cover that too.
Reach out to a Rove pest specialist to get your custom Sun Prairie wasp control plan in place so you don’t have to worry about sharing your property with wasps. That way you can get back to your garden without the worry of being stung by a wasp!