Out of all of the pests that can plague homeowners in the Toronto area, few cause as much trouble as wasps. It’s understandable, too â€” while creatures like rodents, pavement or carpenter ants, bees, hornets, fruit flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, millipedes, centipedes, and spiders all have the potential to wreak havoc on a home or yard, wasps are notoriously aggressive, inclined to swarm, and potentially deadly.
The wasps most people are familiar with are the social wasps that live in nests build of wood pulp. A single queen, fertilized the previous year, lives and lays eggs within each of these nests. Homeowners dread seeing a wasps’ nest on their property because it doesn’t take very much to stir up a dangerous, stinging swarm.
There are a number of health problems arising from a wasp sting. Initial pain which can feel quite severe, especially to a child, is much worse than pain from nettle stings or needles and can last up to 45 minutes.Local swelling at, and nearby, the wasp sting site can cause pain itself and swelling can become harmful if an eyelid becomes so puffy that there might be pressure on the nerves at the back of the eye (this needs prompt medical attention), or the airway is affected.
Severe systemic allergic reaction (also known as anaphylaxis) is a very serious situation which can be life threatening. No one knows when their next sting may be the one to cause this serious total body reaction to a wasp sting. Symptoms and collapse can occur suddenly within the hour of the sting, which means that immediate medical attention is likely required.
Because of the dangers listed above, tight budgets and trying economic times lead many homeowners to try DIY wasp nest removal, but this usually isn’t a good idea. Not only are wasps themselves dangerous, the chemicals used to remove them can also be extremely hazardous to the elderly, children, pregnant women, and anyone with chronic health problems like asthma or COPD. Most homeowners also don’t have the equipment, expertise, or time needed to safely remove wasps and wasp nests and keep them controlled proactively. In the end, many DIY solutions end up costing more than hiring a professional exterminator.
Fortunately there’s no reason to live with a wasps’ nest, even for homeowners on a budget. Reputable pest control companies won’t just perform wasp nest removal safely and completely; they’ll offer a free inspection, a no-obligation quote, and guarantee their results. Toronto Pest Exterminators are one of Toronto's top-tier pest control companies and even offer year-long warranties and the option for regular repeat service. Regularly scheduled maintenance service helps cost-conscious consumers nip insect problems in the bud by proactively inspecting and handling insect problems anywhere from every week to every month, keeping minor issues from turning into expensive infestations.
Toronto Pest Exterminators will visit your home as part of a free, no-cost consultation, and if you do in fact decide to invest in a pest protection plan, their specialists are on call to return any time within the span of your 6 month or one year warranty free of cost to you. When it comes to safety, good pest control companies will be licensed with the Ministry of Environment and should be both willing and able to provide an Ontario extermination card upon the customer’s request.
Wasps nest are unsightly, inconvenient, and pose a danger to family members and pets alike. Proactively controlling wasp infestations with regular inspections by reputable, licensed wasp nest removal experts in Toronto is hands down the best way to ensure that wasps are handled as safely and inexpensively as possible. Don't leave the safety of your family to chance invest in a local Toronto pest control company today.