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Fox Pest Control provides Bloomington, IL wasp nest removal and wasp spraying services near you. Wasps can be an alarming pest to have near your home. They could sting you, your family, or pets for seemingly no reason and ruin an entire afternoon. When not bothering humans, wasps spend most of their time looking for dead insects and eating flies. This helps to answer the question of “what is the point of wasps,” but doesn’t change the fact that you don’t want them in your yard or home. Wasp nest removal is dangerous and should be done by a trained professional. Solitary wasps are less dangerous, but still a nuisance. If you have a wasp problem, call Fox Pest Control for help at (618) 228-3795 or email us. Our experienced Bloomington, IL wasp exterminators will take care of them before they can cause any harm to you.

If you’re having problems with bees, hornets, or yellow jackets, check out these pages for more info.

On This Page: Signs of a Wasp Infestation in Bloomington, IL, Things You Need to Know About Wasps in Bloomington, IL, Helpful Wasp Prevention Tips, How Do I Get Rid of Wasps in Bloomington, IL?, FAQs About Bloomington, IL Wasp Control

Signs of a Wasp Infestation in Bloomington, IL

You might already know you have a wasp infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs that Bloomington wasp exterminators look for:

Sightings

The first sign people notice are actual wasps flying around the house, yard, or garden. They might hover around flowers, tree blossoms, and gutters.

Visible Nests

Some species of wasps in Bloomington make nests above ground in trees, hanging in soffits, or on poles. These nests can range in size from a pingpong ball to a basketball, depending on the species.

Hidden Nests

Some wasp species make nests underground, under house siding, or inside soffits. These can be especially difficult to find because the only sign of them is wasps flying in and out of their nests.

Things You Need to Know About Wasps in Bloomington, IL

  • Wasps eat mostly flies and dead insects but will eat almost anything, including meat.
  • They sting multiple times.
  • They have the ability to live alone or in colonies. 
  • Paper wasps, hornets, mud daubers, and yellowjackets are all subtypes of wasps. 
  • Stings from any of these wasps will most likely result in a painful red welt but not much more. 
  • In rare cases, individuals who are allergic to wasp venom may experience systemic reactions like anaphylaxis. This severe reaction may include hives, airway constriction, rapid pulse, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you experience anaphylaxis, head to a doctor immediately.

Helpful Wasp Prevention Tips:

  • Make or purchase wasp decoys to hang in areas wasps make nests.
  • Limit food access around your yard and cover trash cans.
  • Ensure all door and window screens are in good repair.
  • Do not seal entryways as wasps may already be inside walls.

How Do I Get Rid of Wasps Near Bloomington, IL?

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How to Get Rid Of Wasp and Hornets | Fox Pest Control

Hey guys, Caleb here with Fox Pest Control.

If you see wasps or hornets around your home, that means there's a nest somewhere nearby,

and removing it can be dangerous.

When wasps or hornets feel threatened, they get aggressive and sting.

At Fox Pest Control, we have the right safety equipment to take care of these threatening pests so you can enjoy your yard again.

We take care of your wasp and hornet problems by sending one of our certified pest pros to inspect your home and yard.

After locating any nests, our pest pro will apply the most effective treatment for your problem.

Once the wasps or hornets have been eliminated, we will remove the nest if possible.

If you see wasps or hornets around your home, give us a call for a quote

or to schedule same-day service.

At Fox Pest Control, we care about keeping you and your family safe.

Why not have one less thing to worry about?

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FAQs About Wasp Control & Wasp Removal in Bloomington, IL

How do I get rid of wasps?

Whether they make a nest on your home, in a tree, or in the ground, wasps are extremely tough. It can become imperative to get rid of wasps, but trying to control wasps yourself can lead to serious stings and allergic reactions. Call Fox Pest Control in Bloomington today for a free wasp extermination quote and to help make your home safe and comfortable again.

Are wasps dangerous?

Wasp removal may be critical, because while many people have a painful welt after a  sting, others can experience a range of allergic reactions, from large, prolonged swelling in the area around the sting, to systemic reactions like anaphylaxis.

How do I avoid wasps?

If you are certain that you have an allergy to insect stings, be very cautious around wasps. Professional pest control can help with wasp removal and prevention on your property in Bloomington, reducing the risk of a sting.

What is epinephrine?

Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is a hormone the body produces that increases blood flow, restores heart rhythm, and opens air passages. Wasp control is important because although many people with allergies to insect stings carry an epinephrine injection, further medical attention would be required in the case of anaphylaxis.

What is anaphylaxis?

Often caused by insect stings, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be characterized by obstructed breathing, irregular heart rhythm, massive or irregular swelling, or hives. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency medical attention.

Are wasps beneficial to the environment?

In general, wasps eat other insects, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild. 

Some species of wasps also eat flower nectar and pollen, contributing to pollination. However, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient as native bees. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp control company in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

What do wasps eat?

Most wasps eat meat, usually other insects. However, there are lots of wasp species that also eat flower nectar and pollen. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Why are wasps aggressive?

Not all species are aggressive, but those that are usually become most agitated during the late summer and fall. During that time, wasp colonies start to deteriorate as the queen finds a place to stay during the winter. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Which wasps are more aggressive?

Some wasps will dive-bomb into soda cans, hover over plates, or attack without much provocation. These types of wasps are generally among the various species that eat sugary flower nectar. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Do wasps make honey?

Some wasps make a small amount of honey that they regurgitate for their larvae to eat. However, they don’t collect pollen the way honey bees do to make honey. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Are wasps flower pollinators?

While all wasps eat meat of one kind or another, some types of wasps also eat flower nectar and pollen. So, technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Bloomington wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

What are the differences between wasps, hornets, bumblebees, yellow jackets, and honey bees?

Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.

Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.

Bees. Of all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.

The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.

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