Why Are Wasps In Kittitas County Dangerous To Ignore?

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If you have seen a wasp in or around your Kittitas County home, you should not ignore the problem. At Prosite, we know how dangerous these pests can be. The sting of a wasp is not, on its own, typically deadly. However, if you or anyone in your home is allergic to these stings, they can be fatal. Wasps typically travel in groups, and they will sting repeatedly. They are known to be aggressive and territorial, so they will use that stinger to protect themselves.

What Do Wasps In Kittitas County Look Like?

Wasps most commonly found in the Kittitas County area include yellowjackets (including hornets) and paper wasps. Wasps have a slender body, with a narrow waist. They will appear to have a smooth and shiny body. Wasps will be seen feeding on prey made up of other insects, such as caterpillars, flies, and crickets. They will also be seen often around human garbage. Paper wasps are less aggressive, but will nest near where humans live, causing a problem. They are known for their large, grey, “papery” appearing nest.

How Dangerous Are Wasps In Kittitas County?

The danger of wasps comes in the pest’s aggression as scavengers. Since they can sting a person without losing their stinger, they can cause repeated damage in one encounter. Wasps also tend to colonize, meaning they are often found in groups. Because of their numbers, wasps will often sting in groups. This can mean grave danger for any humans they encounter. A wasp’s stinger has small barbs, but they do not embed in the skin of humans. They will sting repeatedly, especially in order to protect a nest.

Natural Wasp Prevention Tips For Kittitas County Properties

There are some simple ways to prevent wasps from attacking you, and even from staying on your Kittitas County property. You can prevent the attraction of wasps or a possible stinging situation by doing the following:

  • Avoid wearing bright colors or flower patterns on your clothing.
  • Do not wear fragrant perfumes, lotion, or hair products.
  • Keep all food and drink covered or sealed under screens.
  • Remove trash frequently from the home and property.
  • Dispose of dog or other animal feces quickly and appropriately.
  • Do not allow decaying, fallen fruit to remain on the ground.

By preventing the attraction of wasps, you can keep your Kittitas County home wasp-free.

The Safest Form Of Wasp Control In Kittitas County

Ultimately, the best form of wasp control is preventing and eliminating them from your Kittitas County property. We at Prosite recommend putting our services into place before you have an infestation. Call us today at Prosite, and we can start with a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out. We will be able to see any risks of pests entering your home or living on your property from the start.

Our comprehensive treatment plans are tailored to your needs. And the assistance doesn’t stop there. After treatment, our professionals will return to perform routine follow-ups to be sure your Kittitas County home is safe from pests for a long time to come. Call us today to create a plan that fits your needs. Don’t risk the painful sting, or potentially fatal results, of a swarm of wasps. Stop them before they are a problem.