There are over 4,000 kinds of wasps and stinging insects in the United States and 30,000 possible species in the world; many of which affect property owners in its neighboring cities of such as Omaha, Bellevue, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The ability to sting and their great mobility make bees and wasps some of the most feared of all insects. Many types of wasps and bees are present in all regions of Nebraska. Knowledge of their habits is the first step in reducing fear and in how to manage their activity around the home.
Some people are sensitive to venom from bees and wasps, stings cause numerous deaths in the United States each year. Call Omaha Pest Control today at (402) 969-7378 (PEST) to remove that stinging threat.
Controlling Wasps in Omaha, Nebraska
Most wasps live between 3-12 months but can cause serious problems. Some wasps can cause people allergic reactions with serious pain and consequences, almost 1/2 million people go to the emergency rooms each year. Below are an assortment of the common wasps that migrate into Omaha metro neighborhoods and create household problems.
- Paper Wasps – Paper wasps aren’t as aggressive as Yellow jackets or Hornets but their powerful stings can cause allergic reactions.. They are ¾ of an inch to 1 inch in length. Paper wasps have a distinguishable narrow or “pinched’ waist, their wings fold lengthwise at a 45 degree angle when at rest. They are brown in color with yellow markings on their head, thorax, and abdomen.
- Yellow Jackets – Yellow jackets and hornets are the most common wasps in the Midwest. There are many different species of this insect, but most range in length from 3/8 to 5/8 inch in length with the queens being slightly longer; they are black with yellow markings on their abdomens. Yellow jackets are territorial and when threatened their stings can cause significant health threats.
- Mud Daubers – Mud daubers are a common wasp type that builds its nest of mud and often noticed in Nebraska and Iowa. They are a solitary wasp species that range in length from ¾ to 1 inch in length. Mud daubers have a long narrow waste and range in color from brown to black and have bright yellow to iridescent blue markings. Their wings have clear and dark wings
- Hornets – Omaha Pest Control controls two primary hornet species, the European hornet and the Bald faced hornets. Larger wasps, they range in size from ¾ to 1 3/8 inch in size and live in trees, walls, and shrubberies. Like the Yellow jackets, they are very territorial and will sting to protect their colony.
Stinging Wasps Are Stopped by Omaha Pest Control
Most of the stinging insects in Nebraska and surrounding cities are primarily nuisance pests. However several of the species are aggressive and have powerful stings. These stings can cause strong allergic reactions that can lead to death in some. If you notice a stinging insect colony on your property it is best to call professional exterminators such as Omaha Pest Control to handle them.
Is The Wasp Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?
Omaha Pest Control uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the 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 ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.
How Much Does A Wasp Treatment Cost?
We have standard pricing for all our pest control services based on the size of the home and materials used. Free Estimates are provided. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.