Wasp Removal in the Spokane - Coeur d’Alene Region
Wasps love the picturesque mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and nature centers of the Spokane area as much as you do! In fact, Spokane-Coeur d'Alene is a popular tourist destination and an alluring retirement location.
They also love your plants, garden, and backyard picnics. You can expect to encounter many unwelcome outdoor pests in such an attractive environment as Spokane.
Croach® Pest Control provides a safer, more comfortable space so you don't have to stay indoors.
Wasps can be aggressive scavengers, a serious threat to your safety, wielding painful stings and damaging property. Most wasp species are incredibly territorial and may return even after the nest is removed. You'll appreciate knowledgeable pest control technicians that help you safely remove wasps nests and discourage these insects from coming back.
Types of Wasps in the Spokane Area
- Yellow Jackets:
Most often yellow with black stripes, they live in colonies and feed on fruits, nectar and other insects, but are opportunistic and will forage in human garbage.
The hornet sting is even more painful than the yellow jacket. Using pheromone secretions, they can mobilize an army of hornets to attack when threatened.
- Paper Wasps:
Called paper wasps for their papery nest material, they are less aggressive than yellow jackets and hornets, but they will sting when they think the colony or nest is in danger.
Your knowledgeable Coach® technician identifies the species from the wasps nest material and design.
Tips to Protect Yourself from a Wasp Sting
Both fly and wasp populations are on the rise in Washington and Idaho. These tips will make yourself and your surroundings less attractive:
- Do not wear perfume when working or playing outside
- Wear light-colored clothing
- Keep food covered during picnics
- Keep lids on trash cans
- Remove rotting fruit from under trees
- Control populations of aphids
The Friendliest Wasp in Spokane!
Paper wasps and yellow jackets can be beneficial in that they eat invasive insects that destroy our home landscapes. But one common wasp species we live with is not dangerous to humans at all.
The Tachytes wasp is gentle and non-aggressive. It's more likely to flee from you in an encounter. Solitary in nature, Tachytes wasps don't swarm and they don't sting. They're easy to distinguish by their giant green eyes!
You may see Tachytes holes in your garden or flower bed. We recommend leaving them undisturbed because they are friends to our gardens by hunting grasshoppers and pollinating plants.
If you're like us, you don't want your pest control remedies to harm birds and bunnies, your own pets and family, or beneficial insects, like the charming green-eyed Tachytes wasp.
Our technicians know how to apply pesticides in a safe manner and look to environmentally friendly methods to effectively rid your property of unwanted pests.
How to Prevent and Get Rid of Wasps
There are various ways of preventing a wasp invasion. Among them are actions that many homeowners don't want to take, such as getting rid of flowering plants, and removing water features.
Dealing with wasps can be dangerous. Also, DIY insecticides, but when used improperly, these can have an adverse effect on the environment and yourself. If you don't want to sacrifice your landscaping or mess with chemicals, the best approach is to let our experts handle it.
At Croach®, we use environmentally friendly pest control methods that are effective and safe. We cater to both businesses and homes in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area. Our comprehensive approach includes a free inspection, ongoing pest control, and prevention methods to discourage wasps, and the other insects they call food, from returning to your property.
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