While wasps are not inherently dangerous, they can be surprisingly aggressive toward anyone they feel is intruding on their “territory.” When a colony of wasps has decided to make someplace around or inside your home their “territory,” they can cause substantial property damage and even physical harm to the people and pets you live with.

Knowing the common signs of a wasp infestation can be helpful when determining what insects you are dealing with, where they are coming from, and how to remove them. If you need assistance with wasp control anywhere around your property, Ready Pest Control is here to help.

Recognizing Wasp Nests

Seeing a wasp nest anywhere inside or near your home is a clear sign of an infestation. It is important to be able to distinguish wasp nests from other types of insect homes before taking steps to protect your property.

Wasp nests are typically beige, gray, or another light color. These nests are made of wood fibers that the wasp colony has chewed up and shaped into hexagonal sections. Some species of wasps make nests out of mud at ground level, but most wasps build their nests in high places like roof eaves, attics, sheds, and hollowed-out trees.

Wasps Around or Inside Your Home

Wasps do not stay confined to their nests but tend not to stray far from them. Multiple wasps buzzing or crawling around your home is a pretty good sign you may be dealing with an infestation. If you watch the wasps around your property, you may notice them coming and going from a certain spot. This is likely where their nest is.

Holes in Wooden Furniture or Paneling

Since wasp nests are made from chewed-up wood pulp, these insects will collect wood material from any nearby sources. Unfortunately, this may include furnishings in and around your home. Tiny holes in the legs of your chairs or couches, damage to your upholstery, or chunks taken out of your drywall or baseboards may be signs of an infestation of wasps feeding or gathering materials.

Dark and Damp Spots on Walls

Wasps will occasionally find their way inside the walls of a residential structure. They may make their nest in a crawlspace instead of someplace with direct access to the outdoors. In these situations, you may be able to identify where the nest is located by looking for damp, black spots on your walls or ceiling. You are most likely to notice signs of an infestation near windows or in corners where two walls meet the ceiling.

Humming or Scraping Sounds Inside Walls

Humming, scraping, or clicking sounds coming from inside your walls may be another indication wasps have made a home there. This kind of noise is often a sign of a very serious wasp infestation that requires immediate attention from a pest control expert.

Call Ready Pest Control When You Notice Signs of a Wasp Infestation

Wasp nests aren’t something you should try to get rid of on your own. These creatures are tough and do not give up their territory easily. Approaching the problem unprepared could cause the swarm to attack you. However, letting the problem worsen could cause damage to your property.

To handle your wasp problem safely and efficiently, contact Ready Pest Control. Our team is here to explain the signs of a wasp infestation and the steps you can take to address it.

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