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Wasp Removal in Houston, TX

If you’ve ever been stung by a wasp, you know how important it is to keep them away from your home or office. We can help you deal with honey wasps, mud daubers, paper wasps, or any other species you notice. Our professionals can remove the nests, kill the wasps, and prevent them from coming back.

Attempting to remove them on your own can be dangerous without the proper equipment. Wasps often nest in high areas and guard the nest with extreme aggression, so it’s wise to keep your distance. Don’t take the risk and call our experts for affordable wasp removal today.

Why Get Professional Wasp Removal In Houston?

Wasp stings are stronger than bee stings. This makes them even more dangerous, most especially to anyone with allergies.

Homeowners often assume that they can buy a can of wasp spray to solve the problem—but trying to remove these yourself can be risky for two reasons. First, DIY wasp removal work is not a good idea without proper safety precautions. The chemicals in those cans are harsh to you, your pets, and the environment. Second, if you miss or don’t hit the entire nest, you may aggravate the hive. This can result in many painful bites and stings to you and anyone nearby. Lastly, wasp nests are often under overhangs and in high-up areas.

In our opinion, it’s not worth it for you as a homeowner to take these risks. The best decision is to hire a professional. At an affordable price, you can save yourself some time and hassle.

Signs Of Wasp Infestations

Wasp season starts in early spring. Thus, this is the perfect time to start paying attention and looking for signs.

The first indication of a wasp infestation would be an increase in wasps flying around your home. You may also see chewed-out sections or tunnels in your wood because some wasp species use it as a building material for nests. Though, this can also be a sign of a carpenter ant infestation or possibly termites. An expert knows pests and can tell you what you have in your home.

In addition to swarming, you may notice actual nests. These can be up-high in areas like overhangs, or they can be in attics or basements depending on the species. If you see a nest, it’s best to keep a safe distance. They’re extremely territorial and will become aggressive if you get too close. 

How To Protect Your Home From Wasps

  • Remove the source of their food, such as ripe or rotten fruits.
  • Keep your garbage cans sealed.
  • Keep your doors and windows shut or make sure you have proper screens.
  • Place repelling plants.
  • Fill in holes around your yard. 
  • Visually inspect for nests without getting close.

At the end of the day, removing wasps is a job best left to the professionals. These tips can help you prevent them from nesting in the first place though. 

Stampede Wasp Removal Services

Stampede will help you remove all types of wasps including:

Bald-faced Hornet

Bald-faced hornets are not your conventional wasp. Rather than building in attics or inside walls, they construct their nests on utility poles, shrubs, or tree branches. Their nests have gray outer coverings that look like paper and can be as wide as 14 inches. 

Southern Yellowjacket

The Southern yellowjacket is one of the most aggressive species in Houston. They are plentiful, social, and venomous. They usually nest underground, but sometimes, they find their way indoors. If threatened, they will send a swarm of worker wasps to sting a person repeatedly.

Mud Daubers

Mud daubers tend to create mud nests, hence the name. They are common in the Texas area and often nest in barns, on front porches, and under overhangs. These wasps build their nests in these areas because they require dry conditions to hatch their eggs. While they have stingers, they are unaggressive, and they rarely sting when disturbed. Mud daubers are not known to be harmful to humans.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are some of the most common species in the Houston area. The stings are painful, and they are known to attack when someone or something threatens their nest.

Honey Wasps

Typically, honey wasps build paper nests in shrubs and trees. They’re almost black-colored and much smaller than honey bees. They often ignore human activity and are not very aggressive.

How Stampede Handles Wasps

The professionals at Stampede Pest Control use state-of-the-art equipment when eliminating wasps. We’ll put bait stations around your property to draw the wasps in and kill them. Moreover, we spray the nests to kill the hive. Then, we remove the nests from overhangs and anywhere else around the area to prevent them from returning.

Call Stampede Now

When you have wasps, you want them taken care of quickly, effectively, and conveniently. We can help you with same day service in most cases, we offer guaranteed treatments, and we schedule at a time that’s convenient for you. Give us a call now for a free quote or to schedule an appointment.