Long Island's Guide To Total Wasp And Hornet Control


Long Island's Guide To Total Wasp And Hornet Control


Long island is a great place to live and is home to over half of New York City’s residents. This densely populated island features the best of what New York has to offer. However, one drawback many residents face in their day-to-day lives is the troubles caused by invasive pests. Hornets and wasps are two of the more frequent unwanted guests that live on Long Island, and they make life more difficult for Long Islanders. 

Common Species Of Hornets And Wasps In Long Island 

All species of wasps and hornets are problematic when encountered, especially if they are nesting near your home or in your backyard. Unlike the passive behavior of bees, these flying insects are aggressive and will inflict painful stings at even the slightest indication of a threat to their nests. The differences between wasps and hornets are subtle, and they are often mistaken for one another. In general, wasps are the smaller of the two, and their stings are less powerful than hornets. Their coloration is another key indicator. Wasps are typically colored black and yellow, while hornets come in a variety of colors, including black, red, and blue. 

The types of wasps and hornets found in Long Island include: 

  • Yellow jackets 

  • Paper wasps 

  • Cicada killer wasps 

  • Bald-faced hornets 

  • European hornets 

These aggressive pests inflict very painful stings and, in rare cases, can potentially be fatal for those with an allergic reaction. Reach out to the experts at A&M Quality Pest Control for tips on how to keep your property free from these dangerous pests. 

Wasps And Hornets Can Be Problematic Even If Not Allergic 

While those with an allergic reaction are at a much higher risk for complications from a wasp or hornet sting when these pests attack, they can be problematic for anyone. Unlike bees which can only sting once, hornets and wasps can sting repeatedly. Stings from both of these insects are extremely painful and will often pierce the skin, which can lead to infection. Hornets are particularly dangerous; they are venomous insects, and their sting packs much more of a punch than a wasp sting.  

Six No-Sweat Wasp And Hornet Prevention Tips 

Although an infestation of hornets or wasps on your property will require professional service to eliminate, there are practical ways to make your home a less attractive target for these pests. 

Some practical ways that you can keep hornets and wasps away from you and your home include: 

  1. Make sure not to leave food outside as it will attract hornets and wasps. 

  2. Close windows and doors during periods of heightened pest activity to prevent access to your home. 

  3. Incorporate hornet and wasp repellant plants into your yard, such as citronella, spearmint, and eucalyptus. 

  4. Routinely inspect and repair any holes or cracks on your property. Hornets and wasps tend to build nests in any crevices they can find. 

  5. Place wasp and hornet traps around your property to kill invaders. 

  6. Regularly empty and keep trash bins covered, which attract both wasps and hornets as a potential food source. 

Feel free to contact our team of pest control experts for more tips on how to keep you and your home safe from these dangerous pests. 

The Most Effective Way To Keep Wasps And Hornets Away 

Regularly practicing pest prevention on your property and in your home is an important and effective part of pest control. However, despite your best efforts, it is still possible for an infestation to occur. A&M Quality Pest Control, a Long Island pest control specialist, is here to help if you do find yourself dealing with a wasp or hornet problem.

Our team of certified and highly trained pest technicians has experience dealing with various pests that cause problems for Long Island residents, including wasps and hornets. We will work with you to create a custom stinging insect control plan for your specific situation. We provide free estimates on services and offer flexible scheduling options. If you have seen signs of these dangerous pests on your property, reach out to us today to immediately begin hornet and wasp removal.