The Trick To Effective Wasp And Hornet Control In Suffolk County


The Trick To Effective Wasp And Hornet Control In Suffolk County


The snow is finally melting, and it is time to go outside and enjoy the warm and sunny weather the spring and summer bring to this part of New York. However, people are not the only ones that enjoy this weather. Wasps and hornets are extremely active in this area from May until August and can ruin your outdoor experience. 

If you are dealing with wasps and hornets around your home A&M Quality Pest Control is here to help. We are a family owned and operated Suffolk County pest control company that understands how to eliminate and prevent these bugs from invading your yard. 

Common Types Of wasps And Hornets That Invade Suffolk County Yards

Many types of wasps and hornets commonly found in Suffolk County. While many of them look alike, they all have their own characteristics and temperaments. Here is a look at some of the various types of wasps and hornets that you are likely to see around your home:

  • Bald faced hornets: These hornets are related to the yellow jacket and have black bodies with pale yellow or white stripes. They get their name from their white or "bald" faces. They are also commonly referred to as the white-faced hornet and can be extremely aggressive. 

  • Cicada killers: These are large wasps that have black and yellow bodies and measure about 1 ½ inches long. They like to eat cicadas and will dig holes in the ground to hunt for those insects.

  • Yellow jackets: The yellow jacket is a type of paper wasp that will build large aerial nests that look like they are made out of paper. They are also known to live underground as well. The wasps are about ? of an inch long and have black and yellow-striped bodies. The area between their abdomen and thorax is incredibly narrow and looks like it has been pinched. 

  • Digger wasps: These are solitary wasps and get their name from their impressive ability to dig underground. Only female digger wasps have a stinger, but they are not known to be aggressive. 

Social wasps and hornets are more likely to become aggressive. But solitary wasps can also be aggressive if they feel threatened. 

Wasps And Hornets Can Be Dangerous

Unlike bees, wasps and hornets are able to sting multiple times. When they sting, they inject a small amount of venom that usually causes extreme pain and mild swelling. However, some people are allergic to the venom and could experience severe allergic reactions from one wasp or hornet sting. 

Six No-Sweat Wasp And Hornet Prevention Tips 

Wasps have a diverse diet. They like to eat insects that crawl around your property and sweet, sugary liquids like nectar. Some of the things that you can do to prevent wasps and hornets from swarming around your property include:

  1. Don't leave sugary drinks outside

  2. Keep your food and drink covered if you are eating outside

  3. Always keep a lid on your outdoor trash cans

  4. Seal any cracks around your doors, windows, or pipes

  5. Keep your lawn well-maintained

  6. Try to avoid wearing perfume and shampoos that smell sweet

If you do see a wasp nest around your property, you should never try to remove it yourself. Even if you are not allergic to a wasp or hornet sting, being stung multiple times could be hazardous to your health. 

The Most Effective Way To Keep Wasps And Hornets Away

It can be dangerous to try and deal with a wasp problem on your own. At A&M Quality Pest Control, we can safely eliminate any and all types of wasps and hornets from your Suffolk County home. Give us a call today to see how we can help keep you and your family safe.