Familiarizing Yourself with the Different Types of Wasps in the Area

If you find yourself outside working in the yard or simply sitting on your porch or patio relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, you may very well come across a wasp (or an entire colony) at some point or another. Understanding the various types of wasps that you may encounter is important to knowing whether or not they may pose a danger to you or your loved ones.

Social Wasps

These wasps tend to form colonies and make their nests out in the open, meaning that you will generally encounter them much more often that you would the sphecid wasps that we look at next. Three common examples of social wasps species are yellow jackets, paper wasps, and bald-faced hornets.

These types of wasps in Brooklyn Park, MN, are usually more territorial and aggressive, and are more likely to sting even when they aren’t being particularly threatened.

Sphecid Wasps

Examples of sphecid wasps in this area include mainly mud daubers. Unlike their social cousins, this species prefers to build nests underground or in other secluded and out-of-the-way places. Sphecid wasps generally do not bother people unless they are significantly provoked, so it is oftentimes the social wasps that people call out professional extermination services for.

However, too many of any pest can quickly become a problem. So even if sphecid wasps start to become invasive, the issue needs to be addressed immediately.

If you are experiencing any sort of issue with wasps in and around your Brooklyn Park, MN, home, then do not hesitate to get in contact with the insect removal experts at Be There Pest Control. We are more than happy to send a qualified technician to evaluate your situation, and present a quick and easy removal strategy to you.