Like bees, wasps are a very important part of nature and the ecosystem. They not only pollinate our flowers and food crops, but wasps also regulate populations of crop pests such as caterpillars and whiteflies, contributing to global food security. Because wasps feed these crop pests to their young, they are considered predators. Paper wasps and yellow jackets are the most common wasps in New England , but worldwide 4,000 types of have been discovered.
Although wasps are an essential part of the environment, they are not a welcome guest to residential homes. Wasps often make a sheltered nest with dead wood and plant stems anywhere from under your deck, in your garage, or a tree in your backyard. Wasps are fiercely territorial and will attack anyone near the nest. Their stings can cause anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, and can be quite dangerous to allergic individuals. Wasps prefer to be out in warm temperatures, which means they are most active in the daytime. Don’t let wasps keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Let the industry professionals take care of your pest issues, call Squared Away Pest Control!