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What type of wasps are common in the Southeast?

Paper wasps and yellow jackets are two of the most common species of wasps found invading properties in the Southeast.

Paper Wasps - They are brown in color and have some yellow markings on them. They have a narrow body with a pinched waist and long legs. They get their name from the paper-like material that they make their umbrella shaped nests out of. Paper wasps are considered to be semi-social and live in small colonies.

Yellow jackets  - Yellow jackets have a black abdomen that is “striped” with yellow markings on it; they are 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch in length. They are social insects and live in very large colonies with up to 4,000 members in it. Yellow jackets like to feed on sweets and proteins and are common pests at outdoor events.

Where do wasps nest?

Depending on the species, wasp nests can be found hanging from trees, shrubs, deck railings, roof eaves, behind walls, in chimneys, and on door frames. They may also be located near the ground, under shrubs, at the base of trees, on plant roots, logs, or landscaping ties.

Are wasps dangerous?

Yes, wasps are dangerous to have in or around your home. They can be aggressive and territorial. If they feel threatened, they will not hesitate to sting multiple times. The venom from a wasp sting can cause a painful, raised, red welt. In some people, the venom can cause a severe allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

What should I do if I find a wasp nest?

If you find a wasp nest located in or near your home, you should leave the nest alone and contact professional pest control experts. Since wasps can be dangerous and difficult to deal with, only a trained professional should remove a wasp nest from your property.

Does Allgood treat for wasps?

Yes, Allgood can safely and successfully eliminate wasps from your home and property. Our technicians have the experience and tools necessary to get rid of wasps from your home, and can help to prevent future problems with them. If you are having problems with wasps on your property, contact the experts at Allgood Pest Solutions today.

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