How To Prevent Wasps Around Your Snohomish Property This Spring


Wasps aren’t just scary looking – they can and will attack you. Many of the pests we deal with are nuisances, but wasps rank among those that can pose a threat to you. When dealing with a wasp infestation, it’s important to call the pros immediately.

Guard Pest Control is the number one solution for pest control in Snohomish that residents and business owners can trust. We’ve put together a guide of fast facts and tips for homeowners to use to identify, hopefully, avoid, and ultimately eliminate a wasp infestation if one has taken hold.

When Are Stinging Insects Active Around Snohomish?

Wasps and other stinging insects in Snohomish (the sort that can clear a barbecue at the mere sight of them!) are active in some way during most parts of the year, but they’re particularly active and bothersome during the spring and summer months.

Think about bees and their role in pollinating flowers. Flowers and other vegetation blooming is a busy time for these insects.

Different types of wasps worldwide may have different active periods, but generally speaking, their prevalence outdoors will match that of the vegetation. Some parts of the country deal with stinging insects year-round, while others barely have to worry about them at all.

Essential Spring Wasp Prevention Tips

While we recommend immediately calling us to handle your wasp pest control needs if your property is already subject to a full infestation, there are some things you can and should do to prevent them from ever gaining a foothold on your property in the first place. Here are a few of our favorite wasp-prevention tips:

  • Keep trash and recycling covered. Just as they’re attracted to the scent of flowers in bloom, wasps and bees tend to congregate near trash receptacles, too. The temperature in the spring and summer months can easily cause food and other trash to rot, giving off a scent that is unmistakable and undeniable for bees and wasps.
  • Clean up, and water down spilled drinks immediately. These pests love sugar, so something like a spilled soda is nothing short of a five-star meal for them.
  • Place wasp traps around your property.
  • Keep flowers away from frequently-trafficked areas, such as the porch or swimming area.

Hopefully, these tips will help you keep your home wasp-free! Remember, these are preventative measures. If an infestation is already underway, you’ll want to get the pros involved immediately. Read on to see why this is not only the best option for dealing with a wasp infestation but, practically speaking, the only option homeowners should consider.

Why DIY Wasp Control Is Not Recommended

While we recommend homeowners brush up on wasp identification so they know when to call us, we don’t recommend anyone tackle an infestation of wasps on their own.

First and foremost, wasps are dangerous – they sting! Bees and wasps have different temperaments and approaches toward using their stingers, with wasps being the more aggressive and capable of the two species. Still, both pose a threat of stinging should you encounter them.

As if that weren’t enough, these combative insects are also rather territorial and protective of their dwellings. Bees and wasps are social insects that live in groups and divide their colonies into groups that handle specific tasks for the betterment of the hive.

Some stinging insects are in charge of scouting, others foraging, while others are devoted to protecting their hives – and the queen inside them. The queen in a colony of bees or wasps is vital to reproducing and creating new generations of insects.

Any perceived threat to their hive or queen will land you in serious trouble. Don’t try to pick a fight with a wasp because they may have serious backup nearby!

The Secret To Total Wasp Control For Snohomish Properties

Simply put, the best way to get rid of wasps in Snohomish is to call Guard Pest Control. A professional stinging insect control solution is the only surefire way to get rid of wasps once and for all.

All types of wasps in Snohomish are on our list of usual suspects, so we have the experience, training, and knowledge to tackle any wasp infestation – large or small. All it takes is one phone call, and you can take your home back from these unwanted pests today.

Guard Pest Control is a locally owned company with over 20 years of experience in pest control. We are here to Inspect. Correct. Protect.

Contact us today for a free over-the-phone estimate.