Keeping Your Family Safe from Wasps and Hornets in South Carolina

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With the arrival of early spring in South Carolina, you may have noticed an increase in wasps, hornets, honey bees, carpenter bees, and hives around your home and garden plants. Wasps are helpful to have around flowering plants as they can be found pollinating flowers but you do not want a nest inside or around your home.

Identifying Wasps and Hornets

It always helps to know exactly which insects may be problematic around your home. Wasps, not to be confused with honeybees, carpenter bees, or worker bees, are commonly identified by their size and stinger found in females. There is a wide variety of wasps and hornets so we have listed some for you below.

Types of Wasp and Hornet Species

Bald-Faced Hornet

Bald-faced hornets are identified by their white face, black body, and aggressive nature.

Yellow Jacket

Yellowjackets can be identified by their long body marked by black and yellow stripes. They can be quite aggressive and unlike honeybees, yellowjackets are able to sting multiple times.

European Hornet

European hornets can be found in North America most commonly in the northeast. The queen can reach up to 1.3 inches long and is identified by its large size. European hornets have both black markings and yellow markings.

Red Wasp

Red wasps, unlike other wasps, can be identified by their rusty red color and black wings.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps often have a brown body with yellow markings. These wasps build papery nests and usually come out of hibernation in the spring.

How to Prevent Wasps and Bees in Your Home

Most wasps build aerial nests. Yellowjackets, however, often build nests below ground or under steps or porches.

Wasps often enter a home through open doors and wasp nests can be built within or around your home through open holes such as a chimney or vent. For wasp prevention, you can use caulk to seal these holes. It is also recommended to keep your doors and windows closed and with a screen to prevent bees and wasps from coming indoors. 

For the safety of yourself and your guests, it is best to call a pest control specialist. Nationwide Pest Control will send an expert to your home to rid of the problem for you.

When to Seek Professional Help for Wasp and Hornets at Your Home

We want to keep you and your guests safe from wasps, hornets, and other pests in South Carolina. Don’t hesitate to call Nationwide Pest Control for quality service that keeps you and your family safe from wasps and hornets. 

We employ experts in the field who will survey your home to identify infestation sites and keep those pests away for good! Our professionals offer ongoing support and will set up a perimeter to ensure the pests will be gone – for good! Contact Nationwide Pest Control today at (866) 584-9183 to learn more.

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