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Wasps are predatory stinging insects that feed on a variety of insects, helping to control their numbers. They also feed on a lot of other things, including foods that are high in sugar like fruits, and drinks, as well as meats and other food that they find in compost piles and trash cans. Examples of stinging insects that invade properties throughout Tennessee include yellow jackets, paper wasps, hornets, and mud daubers. Hornets have thin waistlines, and bodies that are void of hair. They come in a variety of colors, including black and brown, and some have yellow or white markings.
Wasps that place their nest in a high traffic area of your yard, on your home, or in another outbuilding, can be very dangerous for a number of reasons:
Wasps are attracted to properties for a variety of reasons, but mainly because they find it offers a place for them to build a nest that is near food and water sources. Water sources that attract wasps to a property include leaky pipes, clogged gutters, pools, and ponds. Wasps forage for food in open trash cans, compost bins, gardens, and outdoor eating areas.
The late summer season is the time of year when wasps are most active and when they become the biggest problem for people. The workers are out and about feverishly finding food for the queen. A well-fed queen is likely to make it through the winter to start a new colony in the spring.
Wasps will nest in a variety of places but like to choose areas that are quite sheltered. Familiar places where wasps build their nests include trees, shrubs, utility poles, woodpiles, and between rock crevices. They also build their nests on our homes in doorways, under roof eaves, on chimneys, and behind window shutters. Sometimes they will place their nests in attics, behind wall voids, and on rafters.
The task of eliminating wasps from your Tennessee property should be left to a professional. At Colonial Pest Control, we have 50 years of combined pest control experience. We know pests and how to eliminate them from properties once and for all!
We guarantee our results and take pride in treating our customers like family. We are a local company dedicated to using only the most efficient, cutting-edge services possible. If you are looking for exceptional pest solutions for your Knoxville area home or business, contact the pest professionals here at Colonial Pest Control today!
In addition to our professional pest control services, take the time necessary to implement these easy-to-execute prevention tips: