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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. Solitary wasps are less dangerous, but still a nuisance. If you have a wasp problem, call Fox Pest Control for help. Our trained professionals 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.

Signs of a Wasp Infestation

You might already know you have a wasp infestation but here are a few of the most common signs wasp exterminators look for in Buffalo Area.

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 Buffalo Area 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

  • 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?

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Think you have a wasp problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (716) 801-4668 for a free Buffalo Area wasp control quote.

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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?

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Wasp Control FAQ

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 Buffalo Area 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 Buffalo Area, 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 Buffalo Area 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 Buffalo Area 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 Buffalo Area 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 Buffalo Area 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 Buffalo Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Are wasps flower pollinators?

While all wasps eat meat of one kind or another, some types 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 Buffalo Area 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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Our technician came out to check on our problem- he asked a lot of questions to help figure out the problem and did a visual inspection of our home. He explained all our options and recommended a quarterly product. I originally didn't want to do quarterly however he explained why it was important (Mice) and how we can also use it to take advantage of other issues such as wasps and ants. We signed up and just completed our first treatment. This technician was also prompt, professional, and explained everything that he was doing and why he was doing it. We'll have a follow up appointment in about a month to evaluate the current plan of attack and adjust if necessary. So far, we're 100% satisfied, thank you

Frank Trayer

I loved how James D. explained how the treatment worked and provided information on wasps/hornets. He was knowledgeable about all the wildlife on my property, which I really appreciated! You can tell he cares about doing a good job for his customers to keep them safe from stinging pests. I hope he is our technician for all of our treatments.

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Our wasp and spider problem have been taken care of. The technicians are very professional and courteous. We always get notified before a service and there is always a follow up. We are definitely happy with Fox!

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Fox Pest Control services have eliminated wasps from window frames, I haven't seen any spiders or their webs on my house and no mice invasions around the house or in the yard. They are a courteous and professional business as I have experienced.

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Fox Pest Control, thankyouu very much for sending Ryan to my home in Lockport. Besides being extremely polite and knowledgeable, he was quite efficent and solved our paperwasp problem quickly. As a retired teacher, I was quick to recognize what a good teacher he was in educating me about insect behavior and habits. Thankyou again and if possible, please send him specifically if I encounter future pest problems. Sincerely William Monahan.

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