How To Keep Wasps Away From Your Phoenix Property

July 15, 2021

Do you know why wasps visit your property? If you do, you can make them less interested in doing so. This is what we're going to talk about today. Here are a few things that attract wasps along with a few ideas for removing these attractants.

wasps making a nest

Nectar

Okay. This is one you already know. Wasps drink the nectar from flowers. If you reduce flowers and flowering plants, you can make your property less interesting to wasps. What you might not consider is that some weeds have flowers. If you take the time to get control of the little, flowering weeds in your yard, you can reduce the food sources that attract wasps, honey bees, and even carpenter bees.

Another factor to consider is that wasps are diurnal. They fly around in the daytime in search of food. If you have flowers that open in the evening, such as evening primrose or night blooming jasmine, they are more resistant to wasps. 

Standing Water

Wasps need water more than they need food. If you have water sources around your home, you will attract wasps. Take a look around your home and address the following:

  • Conditions that cause puddles to form

  • Objects that capture rainwater

  • Clogs or breaks in your gutter system

  • Large-leafed plants in your landscaping

  • Other Liquids

Wasps don't just drink water. They can drink juice from a cup that is sitting on your deck. They can drink soda from a bottle that is tipped on its side. They are particularly drawn to sugary liquids. Do an inspection of your property and remove any sweet liquids you find.

Bugs

Wasps are protein eaters. Are you aware that they're drawn to your property because you have bugs? It's true. Centipedes, spiders, silverfish, and many other bugs will attract wasps to your yard. You might think that it's pretty cool that wasps help to control creepy centipedes, venomous spiders, and destructive silverfish, but it is better to not have any of these creatures living in your Phoenix yard. When you invest in a residential pest control plan, you get routine visits from a licensed professional and ongoing treatments to reduce the food sources that attract wasps. Your pest professional will also do routine inspections and catch wasps' nests and remove them before wasps become a stinging hazard.

Open Trash

Since wasps eat protein, your trash receptacles are an attractive target. There are many sources of protein a wasp is able to find in your trash. Make sure your receptacles have covers and remove your trash weekly to avoid having smells develop. Strong smells attract wasps from a distance.

Wasp Control In Phoenix

If you live in Phoenix and you want assistance with wasp control, we can help. When you have year-round pest control, you get routine inspections from a licensed pest professional. We catch nests early and prevent wasps from growing a population in your yard and near your home. We also reduce the bugs that attract wasps, many of which present their own threat to you and your family. Some bugs spread dangerous diseases. Some can do extensive damage to your property. Get control of wasps and other dangerous pests with ongoing pest control from Complete Pest Management. It's easy to get started. Reach out to us and request a pest control evaluation for your Phoenix property. We'll guide you in finding the right services for your specific needs and budget. You don't have to live with wasps creating nests on the sides of your home and in other locations near your home. Get protective and let those wasps know that they're not welcome.

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