Calling your Tulsa pest control company will make sure that wasps don’t ruin your picnic or your get-togethers on your back porch. Wasps are stinging insects that predominantly become pests in the spring and summer months, but also can be problems in the fall and winter. It’s important that you understand these insects in order to protect your loved ones from them, and their stings. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect you and your loved ones from these insects.
WASP STINGS AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
The sting of the wasp can be used to protect the wasp from predators that attack. But predominantly the sting is used to hunt for food for the young. Wasps will build a nest and then go hunt for small spiders and grubs. They will then paralyze these insects with their sting. Then they’ll carry them back and put them inside a cell of the nest and laying eggs on top of them. After they seal off the cell, the egg will hatch and the larva will feed upon the paralyzed insects.
In addition to the hunt, this sting will also be used to protect the wasp and it’s young. When the wasp stings, it injects a cocktail of neurotoxins that are used mostly to paralyze, but can also cause a fire like pain in your skin. In most cases, when you see a single wasp, they will simply fly away, instead of engaging you, and trying to sting you. But if you come close to their nest, this is a different story altogether. Wasps will protect their nest veminently, and it’s important that we remove any wasp nest that are close to your home and loved ones. This means any wasp nest that we find in your attic space or in your porch or on the eaves of your building where the children may be playing or family members may be meeting.
DEALING WITH WASPS
Because wasps can sting you, they can be a dangerous insect. In most cases, if you get stung, simply pull the stinger out and apply basic first aid to the wound. Cleaning the wound out with a good antiseptic and then a Band-Aid will in most cases fix the problem. But if you’re having more issues, you may have a allergic reaction to these stings. In these cases, it’s time to contact your health professional. Allergic reactions to stings can be very dangerous so it’s important to contact your doctor as soon as possible.
So if you’re having an issue with wasps or any other stinging insect then its time to call a Tulsa pest control company, that can help. Here at TermMax pest control we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with wasps or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Check out our reviews! Contact us today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!