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As chilly temperatures make way for warmer weather, it is important for homeowners to be proactive about their pest control. Rodents and insects begin to shake off that winter chill, becoming more active around early spring months. Spiders are scary and ants are inconvenient but wasps are downright dangerous. One flying pest here or there is not always a cause for concern but if you are spotting higher and higher wasp populations, it is time to call Toodaloo!
Believe it or not, wasps are highly organized creatures. It might seem like these tiny terrors fly around aimlessly looking to destroy a deck party but there is more to it than just that. Much the same as it is for people, early Spring is construction season for wasps. No, they are not repairing asphalt or building bridges, but they are building up a new home. One of the trickiest parts of treating pests is managing their numbers and this is where nests become problematic.
Nests are constructed from a chewed papery substance. This means that bugs are constantly at work created and sticking these materials together in order to make a framework for their new homes. During this time pests are busy and harder to keep track of. It does not take long for these constructions to go from frameworks to finished structures that are cozy and appealing for more and more inhabitants. “If you build it, they will come” and wasps certainly do!
After building these nests, there is a lot of leisure time in which wasps just do not know what to do with themselves! Instead of taking a nice beach vacation, pests start to stock up on some of their favourite food stuffs: sugars and proteins. With all things considered, the diet of most pests is not all that different than humans. In order to keep moving, they must have the right fuel to power themselves. This is when it is most common to catch sight of these unwanted guests. Sugar and protein are some of the key ingredients for barbecues, picnics and at successful restaurants. Instead of letting these pests ruin your sunny days, have Toodaloo clear the area for you.
By calling in professional pest control services at the first sign of infestation, you can save yourself a big headache! As mentioned earlier, it is pretty common to catch sight of a pest here or there but seeing them every day means that there is a nest nearby. For some, this is an inconvenience but for others, it can be life threatening. Instead of sticking to outdoor spaces, wasps have learned to incorporate man-made structures into their lives. It is not uncommon for wasps to build nests along roof peaks, suspended from gutters, in basements, crawlspaces or attics, garages or even underground. Even if you are able to track these buildings down, don’t touch them!
Wasps are extremely aggressive when threatened and this makes nest removal a potentially hazardous project. In addition to stings, amateur removal practices are dangerous due to heights, improper safety equipment and, often, the use of harmful chemicals. Instead of putting yourself at risk, call Toodaloo to get the job done right!