Wasps are a broad and diverse category of flying stinging insects that are often mistaken for bees. Though they can resemble bees wasps do not make honey. When provoked or in defense of their nest wasps have a painful sting and when attacking wasps do not leave their stingers behind like bees do. This means a single wasp is capable of repeatedly attacking which makes them a particularly painful pest to encounter.
Because wasps can be very aggressive and defensive of their nests it is best not to tamper with them without taking the proper precautions in order to avoid getting stung. Wasps create their nests from chewed wood or mud (depending on the species) often in places that can be problematic for people. If you are seeing increased wasp activity it is likely you have a nest nearby. Common nesting spots include: Attics and rafters, eaves, garages, sheds, dirt, playground equipment, barbecue grills, or decks and patios. Dealing with wasps can be very dangerous which is why if you think you have a wasp problem you should immediately schedule a free inspection with a qualified Fast Action Pest Control technician.
Wasp Sting Prevention
Wasp stings can be very painful so it is best not to provoke them unprepared. When their nests are threatened or disturbed the will relentlessly attack whatever has agitated them. Because a single wasp can sting multiple times, even a small nest can cause serious harm. Wasp stings carry venom, which may be life-threatening to those who are allergic and can be painful or become infected even for those who don’t have allergies.