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12 Pests of Christmas: 5 Stinging Wasps!

winter wasp infestation🎵On the fifth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...

Five stinging wasps,

Four crawling ants,

Three bed bugs,

Two black spiders,

And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵

You're cozied up on the couch, sipping cider, Bing Crosby serenading through the stereo, lights on the tree twinkling, fire crackling ... but what's that noise? Is it coming from inside the wall? Is it ... buzzing? Oh no! It's a winter wasp infestation!

Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and other stinging insects are most associated with summer months, but these buzzing nasties can show up in winter, too. If you need to get rid of wasps now, you need professionals. Eastside Exterminators will make sure you home is safe and protected this holiday season. Call us now at 425-482-2100 for full-service pest control.

There are steps you can take to help prevent wasps getting in your home this winter. Here is a guide to keeping out stinging insects.

Stop a Winter Wasp Infestation

hornet control seattleUnlike honey bees, wasps do not help pollinate plants and provide few environmental benefits. There is no reason not to keep yellow jackets away from your house. A first step is to keep an eye out and stop a nest from being built before it starts. Wasps and hornets can build nests under eaves, roof overhangs, heavy branches and other protected areas. These spaces are easy to ignore and therefore easy to let a wasp nest grow. Check often in areas where nests can be built to keep stinging insects at bay.

Wasps and yellow jackets can also build nests in bushes or on the ground, so be on the lookout for increased buzzing activity in your yard. Catching a wasp nest early on is key to keeping them out of your home.

Protect Yourself From Wasp Nests

If you do find a wasp, hornet or yellow jacket nest, your immediate action should be to stay clear. These stinging insects are aggressive, will attack unprovoked, and can sting multiple times. Don't try to get rid of the nest on your own -- call in the professionals!

Our certified pest management experts will clear out any hornets and nests around your home, and keep you and your family safe. Call us now at 425-482-2100 and protect your home this holiday season.