There are many reasons why people don’t want wasps on their property. They are dangerous, aggressive and they can attack in swarms. They offer little to the ecosystem other than killing off other insects. That being said there are many kinds of wasps, some dangerous, some not, and some you can ignore completely.
If you see an increase in wasp activity taking place around your property, contact wasp removal Burlington for quick and safe removal.
The mud dauber is not a threat to anyone, they make nests in mud and soil, and raise their offspring on insects. They will not attack for any other reason than their self-defense. If you destroy their nest they will move on and start a new one. Exterminating this wasp is unnecessary and somewhat cruel.
The paper wasps and bald-faced wasps are aggressive, they will defend their nest but the nest is very small and open and easy to kill, as are the solo wasp. If you have them in your home you will only have three or four until the larva turns into adult flying wasps. Then you may have a bigger issue on your hand. These wasps prefer to live indoors or at least attached to a house. The warmth it provides allows them to function through the winter instead of hibernating.
Large nesting wasps like yellow jackets are the real threat to your family and pets. They make nests most often in the ground and if you have a dog that likes to dig in the yard then that pet could be at risk of dying if they find a yellowjacket nest, especially a mature one. The nests are started by a single queen in either a burrowed rodent hole that has been abandoned or a wasp-made hole that is expanded over time forming an ant-like mound around the thumb-sized hole. If you have these on your property you will need to get rid of them as fast as possible.
For small nests of solo wasps, you can try using a large jar and cutting board to sever and relocate the nest but this is difficult and dangerous. For mud daubers, you need only sprinkle insecticide dust on the area affected. For large nests, you do not want to destroy the nest on your own, call a professional.
Prevention methods are effective for solo wasps and keeping large nests at bay, however, there is no excuse not to exterminate the wasp nest. If you want to make a trap you can combine rotting sweet fruit with apple cider vinegar and water in a clear plastic jug with a small entry hole cut into it. This hole will let the wasps in while the vinegar suffocates them and the clear plastic confuses them into failing to escape. It is very effective for small infestations but for large ones you will want to get an exterminator.