When is the Best time for Wasp Control in Bryan and College Station?
Wasp control is a pest control issue when the weather gets warm and stays warm. In fact, it is a frequent call from property owners around Bryan, Texas. However, hot weather is not the only time people should think about wasp control. Late winter and early spring is another “opportunity” to control wasp populations.
There are two divisions within all wasp species. One is the social wasp and the other is the solitary wasp. A yellowjacket or a hornet are both examples of social wasps – they attack you in a group. A mud dauber or pompilid wasp are both examples of a solitary wasp. Solitary wasps are non-aggressive unless you go out of your way to provoke them.
Social wasps use pheromones to communicate within their colony. Aggregation pheromones are basically attack gases. Once that is released the hive swarms and they are on the attack. Therefore, when you get too close to a yellow jacket nest they swarm and attack you – not just one, but all of them.
Also, social wasp colonies get huge. 1,000 – 10,000 or more wasps per colony is not unusual. That’s a lot of angry wasps. Given that, the best time to begin wasp control is not when there are 1,000 angry wasps, but when there is a single queen foraging for a new home. Take her out and you take out her 10,000 future drones.
The best time to start wasp control is late winter and early spring – that time of the year when the days are starting to be sunny and the temperature is rising above 50°F in the day and staying above 30°F at night. If wasps are a problem in your yard or around your home, reach out to our team of professionals. We handle pest control issues throughout the greater Bryan and College Station communities.