Wasps! Scary, right? The buzzing, the stingers, and not to mention the giant nests! With recent temperatures in the 70s and 80s around Chicago, Aerex has been busy answering countless phone calls (over 600 in one day!) about these unsettling creatures.
As a premier pest control company throughout Chicagoland, Aerex wants to remind everyone how to identify a wasp problem before it gets out of control. So, the best way to identify a wasp problem around your home or business is by their nests. They resemble an upside down umbrella, and can grow quite large late in the season. When we see these nests, our first thought is to destroy them, right? If you’re thinking about demolishing a wasp nest on your own – think again. Adult wasps are ready and willing to sting if they sense danger approaching their nest. They can also be a little bit tricky – building nests on top of nests to make it appear as if they’re reusing a single nest.
Unlike yellowjackets and hornets who can be very aggressive, wasps will generally only attack if they or their nests are threatened. With that said, their territoriality can lead to attacks on humans, which can (rarely) cause a fatal reaction. So, if you ever see a wasp nest around your home, contacting a professional pest technician is the best way to take care of it! Aerex Pest Control specializes in residential and commercial pest control and can find the best way to control unwanted pests in your home, office or commercial building.