Cicada killers are the among the largest in the wasp family to frighten the Midwest. Cicada killers get active in the summer and will frighten most anyone they confront. Cicada killers are a wasp that is mostly black with some yellow stripes and grow to be over two inches long. Despite their large size and aggressive appearance this wasp family is very misunderstood, it is actually a passive sort just going about its business, gathering food for the family.
What is a Cicada Killer Wasp?
Cicada killer wasps will dig their nests throughout the yard, mulch and sand areas and will generally frighten anyone who sees them. Like most wasps, they can sting. They use their stinger to sedate and paralyze cicada’s. Cicada killers will hunt cicadas during the summer months when populations are active. They will find a cicada, sting it and bring it back to its nest.
Are Cicada Killers Dangerous?
The females have large stingers used to plunge into Cicadas and paralyze them, however they are not aggressive and usually harmless. Males lack stingers but are territorial, they approach anything that enters their area and appear to challenge the intruder but are harmless.
How Do You Get Rid Of The Wasps?
Cicada Wasps can be difficult to control and that’s why our Omaha Wasp Control Service includes the necessary product and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:
- Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
- Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.
Is the Treatment Safe and How Soon Can You Get Here?
Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the Cicada Wasp problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you as soon as possible; many times we can arrive the same day.
How Much Does It Cost?
Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for our exterminator services, based on the size of the home and materials used. Free consultations and estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.