What you need to know this wasp season in Toronto
When is Wasp Season?
Late Summer to Early Fall
With summer upon us, it is the perfect opportunity to extend our indoor living space to the exterior backyard or balcony, especially with Covid still looming. It is a great chance to get together with friends and family and enjoy a backyard BBQ with all that summer has to offer. Summer gives us a wonderful opportunity for people of different households to get together in a safe environment without walls or ceilings.
In Toronto, we have waited a long winter to enjoy these lovely summer evenings and it can be very frustrating when unwanted pests such as wasps show up at the family barbecue.
Wasps, bees, and hornets can bite and sting which sends thousands of people to the emergency room annually. While bees can only sting once and then they die, wasps can sting more than one time, and their venom can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people and even death in others.
How to avoid attracting wasps?
Keep Your backyard living space clean
Wasps have a keen sense of smell, so it is important to try to seal trash cans/recycle bins and remove any unwanted food in a timely manner. Wasps love protein so cleaning your BBQ after you use it is essential.
Seal Cracks and Crevices
Take a walk around the exterior of your home and seal any cracks or crevices in bricks, windows or siding. Wasps will seek out very small holes on the exterior of your home and use these holes as an entrance to create a nest within the walls of your home.
How We Can Help
Visit Our Storefront For Wasp Elimination Products and Expert Advice
Aetna sells wasp traps at our storefront at 1828 Danforth Ave. All you must do is hang them, add water and the lure will attract yellow jackets wasps to the trap where they will drown. The trap attracts the wasps for weeks.
Book A Professional
Our team is here to help you with your pest control needs. Simply call our office and we will book an appointment for your removal. Our technician will come to your house and eliminate the nest. Not only will your problem be gone, but they will give you personalized advice on how you can prevent the issue from happening again. You may also get in contact with us via email or on our website.
What Not To Do
Do Not Seal The Existing Nest
While homeowners often want to solve their pest control problems on their own, we caution them to be very careful when trying to eliminate a wasp infestation. Many homeowners try to eliminate a nest by sealing the crack in the mortar where the wasps are entering. This inadvertently drives the wasps into the home, and this can become an even bigger problem to deal with.