Wasp Control: Why These Insects Love Summer

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Wasps are a nuisance, but they can be downright dangerous during the summer months. Understanding why wasps are more active during summer can help you take wasp control measures to keep them away. At The Dead Pest Society, we know how to deal with stinging insects.

Wasp Control: Why These Insects Love Summer

Why Summer is Wasp Season

The queen wasp emerges during spring and looks for a place to build a nest. She wants a space protected from exposure, where predators can’t easily access it, and near food and nest-building materials. After finding a good spot, she lays eggs for a new colony. By summer, the wasp population is in the hundreds or even thousands. During summer, wasps search for other insects to eat. They can be territorial and aggressive, even when unprovoked.

Finding the Wasps’ Nest

If you see wasps near your home, there’s likely a nest nearby. North Carolina is home to several species of wasps, including paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Paper wasps are the most common type found in North Carolina. They are known for building their nests under eaves, overhangs, and other structures. They are typically brown or reddish-brown in color and have slender bodies.

Call a Professional for Wasp Control

To protect your home from wasps, you must remove any existing nests on your property, but this should be done cautiously. We don’t recommend anyone attempt DIY wasp control. We have 35 years of combined experience in the wasp control business and can safely rid your property of wasps. Contact us today to schedule a visit with our wasp control experts.