How To Find A Hidden Wasp Nest On Your Idaho Falls Property

July 15, 2022

There are more than 30 thousand species of wasps in the world! The most common types of wasps seen in the Idaho Falls region are hornets, yellow jackets, and, even more prevalent, paper wasps. With the threat of painful stings looming large, it is no wonder that homeowners would prefer to keep wasps far away from their homes with professional pest control in Idaho Falls.

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How To Find A Hidden Wasp Nest

Wasps prefer to build their nests within nooks and crannies. Wasps also seek out areas of a low disturbance where they can conduct their activities without interference. Paper wasps, in particular, build their nests during the spring on tree branches. Their comb nests have open-ended cells in which the queen lays her eggs. Sometimes, wasps build their nests in less easy-to-spot locations. During the winter months, wasps seek shelter and warmth, often within our homes. If the space proves hospitable enough, they may build their spring nests within our homes. 

Some hidden spots to investigate include:

  • Porch ceilings
  • Attic rafters
  • Wall voids
  • Below decking
  • Window and door frames

This list is by no means exhaustive; however, this is an easy place to start for homeowners interested in keeping wasps at bay.

What To Do Once You've Found The Wasp Nest

If you uncover a nest in or around your home, it is best to leave it alone. Avoiding wasp nests can save you the trouble and pain of their stings. Wasps are territorial and will sting if they feel their home or their queen is under threat. So, while it may be tempting to do it yourself the moment you find a wasp nest on your property, it is best to leave it to the professionals.

Natural Wasp Deterrents For Idaho Falls Residents

The best wasp control in Idaho Falls is wasp prevention. A few natural wasp deterrents that Idaho Falls residents can employ to keep wasps away. Using silicone-based caulking, sealing cracks or crevices in your home can keep cold wasps from squeezing through and seeking shelter. Keeping windows and doors closed and ensuring that insect screens are repaired quickly is another simple way to ensure that wasps cannot gain entry into your home. Additionally, pungent fragrances and food may attract wasps to you and your property, so it is best to avoid wearing strong scents and leave food uncovered.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Wasps In Idaho Falls

If you suspect wasps have already moved onto your Idaho Falls property, the safest way to conduct wasp removal is through a professional. Professional pest control in Idaho Falls is in good hands with Falls Pest Services. Falls Pest Services is a local company that specializes in creating custom treatment plans for your property. We can inspect your wasp infestation, locate all nests, and carefully remove the wasp nest from your property. With our expert skills at your disposal, you will no longer worry about getting stung by wasps in your home. We offer free quotes, full warranties, and guaranteed peace of mind. To protect your Idaho Falls  property, give Falls Pest Services a call today and learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services.

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