Wasp Control

Wasp Control

Wasp Pest Control

Wasps are the insects under the order Hymenoptera alongside bees and ants. They are identified by their slender bodies, narrow waists, and two pairs of wings. Its history dates back millions of years, and the oldest recorded fossil indicates around 201 million years of existence. In the present world, there are approximately over 100,000 known species of wasps all over.

Wasps feed on insects, spiders, or other small invertebrates. Though they help in population control of other pests and play an important role in the ecosystem, some parasitic species lay eggs inside or on other insects that serve as hosts to their developing younglings. They are typically found in colonies with a caste system consisting of queens, and workers, and they live inside a nest made of papery materials like chewed wood or plant fibers mixed with saliva. These nests exist in trees, shrubs, or even man-made structures like your home.

The sting bites of Wasps can be extremely painful with localized swelling and redness. Only the female wasps have the stingers and it lies at the end of their abdomen. While the primary use of those stingers is for defense or subduing prey, they are not as aggressive as bees in comparison. But you should still be careful when around any wasps.

Possessing a wasp nest around your home might be a nuisance or can even pose a threat. There are safety concerns, property issues, agricultural and ecological concerns, and also social disruption cases.

Some people are so sensitive to the wasps' and bees’ stings that it has led to their death. If you are also curious about their presence, then call Pratt Termite & Pest Control, Inc. at 402-691-2920 for bee and wasp control immediately.

What kind of wasps are found in Omaha, Nebraska?

In Omaha, Nebraska, we can commonly find Paper Wasps (Polistes spp.), Yellow Jackets (Vespula spp. And Dolichovespula spp.), Mud Daubers (Sphecidae family), Cicada Killers (Sphecius specious), Great Golden Dinner Wasps (Sphex ichneumoneus), etc. In addition, there are two primary hornet species. They can be of great concern for your well-being when nearby.

Paper wasps stay in a group inside open-built umbrella-shaped nests made with paper-like materials. They look brownish with yellow markings and to specify in detail, Nebraska typically consists of Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus) and European Paper Wasp (Polistes dominula).

Likewise, Yellow jackets are social wasps that looks a fusion of yellow and black colors. They build their nests in a protected location like underground and the most common one found here is Eastern Yellow Jacket (Vespula maculifrons) and Baldfaced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculate).

Unlike the paper wasps and yellow jackets, Mud Daubers and Cicada Killers are solitary wasps. They both make their nest out of mud and clays. The Daubers are black and metallic blue with a slender body shape while the killers are black with yellow markings. The former also has specific species like Yellow Mad Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium) and Blue Mud Dauber (Chalybion californicum). To note, Cicada killers are typically seen in Omaha, Nebraska during summer season.

Finally, we have Great Golden Digger Wasps that dig burrows and holes in the ground. They have a large body with a shiny golden color and black wings. They also have impressive hunting behavior where they paralyze crickets and other small insects as prey.

There is no guarantee that the infestation was from these few wasps only since they are evolving and even new species can come from somewhere and infest the area. That is why, it is important to contact a licensed and professional service for wasp control as soon as you doubt the infestation.

Do we need wasp pest control?

Yes, we need wasps to control because they can pose a threat to human health, safety, and property. Here are some reasons why wasp pest control is an absolute necessity.

  • Allergic Reactions

    People who are allergic to wasp stings might have life-threatening experiences with anaphylactic shocks. They can develop immediate severe symptoms like breathing difficulties, swelling, unconsciousness, etc. Controlling wasps and the nests around them helps to reduce the risk and subsequent allergic reactions.

  • Property damages

    The wasp nest around houses and buildings can bring the consequence of property damage. Structural deterioration and unsightly stains are the major results if they build a nest in wall voids or similar areas. So, to prevent further damage and preserve the integrity of the property, pest control for wasps is a necessity.

  • Agricultural issues

    Some wasp species are a threat to crops. For example, some wood-boring wasps can damage timber or wooden structures. They can also prey on the valuable pollinators which can disrupt the natural balance as well. Hence, wasp control services like us encourage you to contact us for a thorough elimination.

  • Public Safety

    Wasp nests around public spaces like parks or playgrounds present safety risks, especially for children. Likewise, if the nests lie around hospitals or schools, the well-being of individuals is disturbed and can even cause accidents. Local wasp control is required in similar cases for safety concerns.


How do we work?

As a wasp controller, we have specific steps on how we control wasps.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  • Identification

    We usually begin our elimination method with a thorough inspection of the suspected areas to identify the wasp species, locate the nests, and finally assess the severity of the infestation. This helps us determine the most appropriate treatment strategy.

  • Treatment Method

    After the identification, we develop a treatment plan based on the extent and severity of the infestation. We even have other considerable things like nest locations, size of infestations, safety concerns, etc.

  • Protective Measures

    For pest control wasps, there are some necessary safety precautions required to be on the safe side. This includes protective clothing with enough ventilation and area security to avoid accidental contact.

  • Wasp Removal

    While pest control wasp depends on the extent and severity of the infestation, there are various approaches:
    • Chemical Treatments

      We use insecticides when we need to use chemical treatments to control wasps. There is specialized equipment to ensure the precise and effective application.

    • Nest Removal

      We first remove the neutralized wasps from the nests and then remove them for caution. There are often accessible nests around, and they need to be carefully removed and handled.

    • Trapping

      We also place some traps to attract and capture wasps to reduce the wasp population which helps in the pest control strategies.

  • Follow-Up and Prevention measures

    After the initial treatment, we arrange follow-up visits to make sure that the wasp's pest control was effective. The areas are regularly inspected and additional treatments are applied if necessary.

    • I live in Omaha, Nebraska. Is there anyone to help with wasp pest control near me?

      Yes, we ourselves are available for wasp pest control. Contact us, Pratt Termite and Pest Control at 402-691-2920 for any kind of information or appointments.

    • Is wasp pest control safe?

      There are some protective measures to conduct pest control for wasps. It depends on a licensed and experienced professional because they know how to complete the operation safely. You should follow the guide strictly to be safe for yourself and also for your children and pets.

    • How much does wasp pest control cost?

      The cost of wasp control depends on the location, size of the house, extent, and severity of the infestation. There is no saying for the total amount of pest control right now without a thorough inspection.

    • How to control wasps in the home by ourselves?

      While there are some DIY methods to control wasps in the home itself, we strongly recommend using professional and licensed pest control services to take care of safety concerns.

    • How long does it take for the wasp control process?

      Like the cost, duration of wasp control operation also depends on the size of the infestation, the location of nests, and the treatment methods used. Approximately, it can take hours to weeks as well.

    • Will the local wasp control eliminate all the wasps?

      A professional wasp control reduces the wasp population and eliminates active nests but the complete eradication of wasps might not always be feasible. You can still have new possibilities for new wasps or new areas which can be handled by regular monitoring and preventive measures.

    • Can I prevent wasp infestation beforehand?

      It might not be possible to prevent the wasp infestation totally, but there are some measures like sealing potential entry points into your home, covering food and garbage bins, and minimizing attractive food or sweet odors in outdoor areas. In addition, you can conduct a regular inspection around to address any possible infestation.

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