A garden can be great eyesight while being heavy on the heart for anyone with a green thumb because Gardens, however, attract more than just a spectating stare some of the time. What do we mean by that? Well, a common problem for homeowners with a garden is wasps invading. But luckily, there are certain things you can do and should know to protect your garden from these pesky wasps. Stop the problem before it happens! When dealing with wasps in the garden, the first step is to determine what insect you’re dealing with to know the proper solution needed. It’s easy to think that there’s only one type of wasp but in actuality, there’s more than one breed. Read on to learn how to keep wasps from invading your garden.
The First Type Of Wasp
There are two common wasps that dwell in gardens and the grounds around them. The first wasp is the ground digger wasp also known as the cicada killer wasp. This wasp species are rather large at about two inches and are black and yellow. These wasps nest in bare soil and grass sometimes too if the population of the cicadas is high enough. To prevent this plant something there, grass and ground cover are great for covering up these potential nesting areas. Ground digger wasps are also solitary and look for their nests in sunny spots with loose, well-drained soil typically around areas with trees. Males can’t sting while females can, but they are very tolerant and won’t attack unless they feel threatened
The Second Type Of Wasp
The second type of wasp you can see in your garden is yellow jackets. They are less than an inch long and are also black and yellow. Yellowjackets do eat other insects making them somewhat beneficial but are very aggressive. These wasps can be attracted to sources such as grilling steaks or even your pet’s food source making them a definite problem. Yellowjackets also have the ability to sting multiple times and can come in swarms of one hundred or more
Dealing With The Wasps In Your Garden
When dealing with these wasps in your garden it’s best to get them sooner than later. The reason being, they can multiply vastly in a short time. First, find out where the nest is and then wait until night to try to handle it. This is safer since they aren’t active during the later hours. Warm water with a large amount of liquid soap mixed in will suffocate wasps. Dust the opening with a five percent carbaryl dust and repeat the applications several times until there are no more wasps. An alternative to this is to watch for the queen in the spring and kill her, this will basically destroy the nest. There are traps that can be purchased online that attract and trap the queen in the early season. Having wasps around the house is a problem in every scenario and can lead to serious health problems especially if you are allergic.
Chorbie Is Here To Help
Getting rid of a wasp problem taking over your garden is no simple nor easy task and should be approached with extreme caution. Preventative options are limited because the wasps can fly. Chorbie has specialists with expertise in pest control and managing these situations safely. Contact a Chorbie expert for more information about your wasp problem today!