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What Attracts Wasps To Your Home And How To Eliminate Then

Wasps play an important role in the environment, but they can also become pests on your property when they build nests under your roof or near your front door. If someone in your family has an allergy to stinging insects, then wasps can pose a serious health danger. Even if your kids aren't allergic to wasp stings, they may still fear going outside when wasps are around. Here's a look at what attracts wasps and how to get rid of them.

What Attracts Wasps To Your House?

Wasps like to build nests under the protected parts of your home so their nests will be safe and dry. They may live under the eave of your roof or under the overhang that protects your front door or patio. While the wasps probably won't attack you for no reason, having them nesting so close to your house can be a problem since you're likely to disturb them coming and going. They can even fly inside when you open the door.

Wasps are attracted to the plants and flowers you place near the foundation of your home. Some wasps are important pollinators, so they'll hang around your house when you have nice landscaping with pretty flowers. Wasps are also attracted to sweet food, so picnic areas and your patio are at risk since there might be spills or crumbs around to attract the insects.

Wasps can even get inside soda cans or glasses and sting when you put the container against your mouth. While wasps may be beneficial in the wild, having them near your home is often not pleasant, so understanding what attracts them can help you get rid of them.

How To Get Rid Of Wasps

If you see a lot of wasps around your house and you have small kids, or if someone in your home has an allergy to stings, you'll want to hire a pest control company to get rid of the wasps, so your family is safe. This may involve the use of pesticides and traps, but it may also involve other measures such as sealing your house to keep the insects outside.

Also, you can do things like eating indoors until the wasps are gone and then when you eat outdoors be sure to clean the area, so you don't attract the insects. Keep your trash can covered too so you can eliminate that as a source of food for them. Wasps also eat insects, so if you have roaches and spiders around your house, the wasps will have a steady food source. Regular pest control treatments will keep down on other pests and limit the food supply for wasps.

Contact a company like Affordable Pest Control Inc for more information and assistance.