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The Ultimate Wasp Prevention Guide For Mooresville Property Owners

A close up image of a wasp nest

If you have a wasp nest around your property, it can make it difficult to go outside and enjoy your yard. Many of the wasps in this area can become exceptionally aggressive if you get too close to them or try to take down their nest. If you see wasps nests around your North Carolina home, you will need the help of a qualified and experienced Mooresville pest control specialist to get rid of them safely. 

At Lake Norman Home Services, we have been dealing with all types of aggressive wasps for over three decades. We know the best way to eliminate and prevent a wasp infestation on your property.

Habits and Behaviors of Common Wasps

The most common type of wasp that is found in Mooresville is the yellow jacket. This wasp is closely related to the paper wasps and can look almost identical to its relative. The yellow jacket is about ⅝ inch long and has a slender body covered in black and yellow stripes. 

The yellow jacket is a social wasp that usually lives in a nest with several other wasps. They will sometimes build aerial nests that resemble a honeycomb on the inside and look as if the outside has been wrapped in off-white colored paper. 

Yellow jackets don't always build nests above the ground. Sometimes, they will invade an already existing hole in the ground and build their nest underground. The underground nests are considered to be the most dangerous because most people are unable to see them until they accidentally walk over or near the nest. 

The Potential Dangers of a Wasp Infestation

Wasps can be extremely aggressive if they feel that they are being threatened. Social wasps tend to be more protective over their nest. For instance, yellow jackets are considered one of the most aggressive types of wasps in the area. If you get within a few feet of a yellow jacket nest, you will likely be attacked by multiple wasps at once. And unlike bees, wasps can sting multiple times. Yellow jackets have been known to bite your skin with their mouths and then sting you, which causes even more pain.

In addition to being incredibly painful, a wasp sting can also be dangerous. Many people are allergic to the venom injected into their bodies when a wasp stings them. For these people, even one quick wasp sting can cause breathing problems, uncontrollable swelling, and other severe allergic reactions. 

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips

Don't let waps scare you into staying indoors this summer. Here are five tips to help you prevent wasps from invading your property:

  1. Keep your food and beverages covered when you are outside.
  2. Try to avoid wearing sweet-smelling shampoos and perfumes when you are outdoors.
  3. Keep your yard's grass cut short.
  4. Don't stack firewood near your home.
  5. Don't leave unused lawn equipment, unusable vehicles, or any other objects in your yard that will not be used for weeks or months at a time.

If you happen to see a wasp nest in your yard, you must never try to remove it alone. Even if the nest looks abandoned, there could still be wasps hiding inside that will attack you as soon as you touch the nest. 

The Secret to Total Wasp Control for Mooresville Properties

If you see wasps around your Mooresville property, you should call us as soon as possible at Lake Norman Home Services. We can safely get rid of all wasps around your property with our wasp and hornet control plans so that you can enjoy your yard once again.