Tips to Keep Wasps Out of Your Nassau County, NY Home

September 01, 2021 - Wasps

As a pest control company, we write a lot of articles about how to identify wasps and how to get rid of them. These helpful guides are beneficial for limiting exposure to the painful and sometimes serious stings that can result from contact with wasps. But today we're going to focus on how to keep them out of your Nassau County home and how to make your yard less interesting to them.

Home Wasp Protection

You may not realize this, but your home could be the perfect home for wasps. Species that create nests in ground holes and other voids can use the voids within your walls. The species that prefer to create their nests in sheltered locations, such as underneath overhangs, will be more than happy to establish a nest in an attic space.

Your goal should be to make sure your home doesn't have any entry points to allow wasps to get in and make nests within your home. These tips work to keep other pests out as well. So they are well worth the effort.

  • Openings around pipes and wire conduits can form when seals are chipped or scraped away. Inspect utility areas and make sure no gaps have formed.
  • When a home is first built, there are usually no caulk seals around door and window frames but, over time, gaps can form around doors and windows and a seal is needed to keep water and pests out. If you have gaps forming or you have a seal that is damaged, it is important to use a caulking gun to seal things up.
  • Wasps sometimes come into the garage because trash is often stored in the garage before going out. When wasps come into your garage, they can sometimes find light fixture holes and other openings that are created when something is being replaced or repaired. Be aware of this vulnerability and cover holes until you can fill them.
  • Your roofline, soffits, and roof can let wasps enter your attic spaces. When squirrels, roof rats, and other critters get on your roof and chew on things, they can create entry points around exhaust pipes, your chimney, roof penetrations, and on your roof edge where it meets your gutters. A routine inspection of these areas can prevent wasp infestations, other pest infestations, and water damage.

Yard Wasp Prevention

This one is simple. Wasps are protein eaters and they get most of their protein from bugs. When you have a good residential pest control program, you get control of wasps and the bugs that attract wasps to your yard.

If you live in our Nassau County service area, reach out to EM Pest Control to set up a pest control plan for your yard and home. The knowledgeable and friendly service professionals at EM Pest Control are here to help. Call us today to learn more about wasp prevention and other pest control options. We also offer commercial pest control for local businesses.

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