West Chester, Pennsylvania is a beautiful, historic town full of architecture masterpieces well over 150 years old. The Wells Fargo Building, the Historic Courthouse, the F & M Building and the Lincoln Room have all been standing proud and beautiful since the early 1800’s. Engineered to withstand years, it is a true achievement that over a century and a half, these buildings are still making West Chester beautiful. One thing that has always been a part of West Chester’s history are pests, particularly wasps. They like to hide their wasps out of direct sunlight and rain, under porches, roofs, window ledges, underground or really any other hidden place they can get away with building their nests. There are many types of wasps and understanding the most common ones will help you identify them if you frequently encounter them around your home.
Different types of wasps
If you often bump into stinging insects around your home, you want to know what you’re dealing with. Certain types are more aggressive than others and you do not want to mess with the mean wasps. It is a good idea to leave all West Chester wasps control to the professionals who use protection when removing these nests. Here are the most common types of wasps you will find around West Chester:
- Bald-faced hornets: These black hornets have a white face and typically build paper nests hanging in trees or from power poles. Hornets are known to be aggressive and this type of wasp will sting repeatedly until they feel the danger is gone.
- Yellowjackets: One of the most aggressive types of wasps, yellowjackets use pheromones to signal to the hive that there is danger. Soon you could have many wasps stinging you and it’s imperative to get away. These wasps have short, black and yellow bodies with 6-7 abdominal stripes.
- Paper wasps: Though they are not as aggressive as their cousins, the yellowjackets, they have a powerful, painful sting that often causes an allergic reaction. They look similar to yellowjackets but have longer, slender, black bodies with yellow markings.
- Mud daubers: This wasp has a unique body shape. Black in color with a very narrow waist, this wasp is solitary and build mud pipes on the ceilings of structures. Inside these mud tubes are a single egg and dead spiders for them to feed on.
- Cicada killer wasp: When you see this wasp, it’s a little shocking how big it looks. Befitting its name, the cicada killer is a solitary wasp that does just that, kill cicadas. It is not very aggressive toward humans but can be vicious toward cicadas.
- Digger wasp: Another example of a solitary wasp though it sometimes doesn’t feel like it because there may be hundreds of underground hives in your yard. Each hive houses a solitary wasp and though they are not aggressive, their sting packs a punch so keep kids away.
These are just a few examples of common wasps in the area but if you are still confused which type you are dealing with, it’s important to get immediate wasp control services to get the infestation removed.
Know where to find wasp nests
Pointe Pest Control technicians are experienced at scouting out where the wasps are hiding. There are typical spots wasps consistently build their nests but some places are harder to find. You may see wasps buzzing around but not know where their nest is. This is the beauty of professional West Chester wasp control because as our technicians inspect your home and yard thoroughly, we can find these hives and safely remove them for you. Wasps are constantly trying to rebuild however, so year round inspection and treatments are essential to keep your home wasp free. Pointe Pest Control loves our customers and we look forward to hearing from you.