Wasp Control 101: What Jacksonville Property Owners Ought To Know

July 20, 2020

Up from the depths, 1 – 2 inches high, stinging like fire, they fly through the sky! These dangerous and deadly backyard insects may seem like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but the damages left in their wake leave few doubts as to their true abilities.

wasp on a wooden structure

There are several different species of stinging insects found in the Jacksonville area. A few of the most common include:

  • Paper Wasps
  • Sweat Bees
  • Potter Wasps
  • Mud Wasps
  • Bumble Bees
  • Hornets

It is interesting to note that hornets are not a member of their own category, and are instead considered to be a type of wasp. Another important fact is that the Giant Asian Hornet, also commonly referred to as the ‘murder hornet,’ has not been found anywhere within Florida state. However, other species of hornet do exist and will sting if offended in any way.

Wasps, like many other types of bee-like creatures, are particularly beneficial to the environment. By pollinating unique native flora and acting as predatory species to harmful garden bugs, the wasp is not necessarily a black-and-white villain of the backyard. However, their poor pest control efforts, as well as their thin tempers, make them a less-than-welcome asset to the Jacksonville lawn.

Wasps are both dangerous and destructive to human activity. Capable of stinging multiple times in a row, the venom of a wasp is painful and causes red welts along exposed skin. Individuals who possess allergies may go into anaphylactic shock and require immediate hospitalization. Additionally, some wasps will eat away at wood structures to build up their nests. These destructive behaviors can simply not be tolerated in any Jacksonville backyard.

Ways To Make Your Jacksonville Property Less Inviting For Wasps

We all wish that these dangerous backyard pests would simply stay away, but the length and severity of our upcoming summer season will never allow that to happen. Thankfully, there are certain ways to make your property less inviting to wasps, especially those looking to build nests.

  • Keep the yard well maintained by mowing the lawn, trimming shrubs, and removing fallen fruit from the base of trees.
  • Clean up after every picnic and barbecue, taking care of removing crumbs or spilled sugary drinks that could attract a colony.
  • Store all trash in tight or sealable bins outside of the home. Remove garbage from the premises at least once a week.

Curious about whether or not a nest is already present on your property? Get it checked out fast by scheduling a complimentary home inspection with Lindsey Pest Services today.

Get Sting-Proof With Lindsey Pest Services

Wasps and hornets and sweat bees oh my! Dealing with the myriad of stinging insects here in Jacksonville is overwhelming at best and panic-inducing at worst. However, homeowners need not be afraid: help is only a call away!

For the ultimate tier in stinging insect protection, contact the professionals at Lindsey Pest Services right away. Decades of industry experience have taught us that speed, skill, and service with a smile are the most foundational aspects of a successful Jacksonville business. When you entrust your residential property to Lindsey Pest Services, you won't just be a customer: you’ll be family.

Join the Lindsey Pest Services family now by calling our Jacksonville location today, or by reaching out to us on the web through a convenient online contact form. Our highly trained service agents are excited to serve you at your point of need. Snuff out the stinging insect threat now by chatting with your friends at Lindsey Pest Services now!


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