Wasps of any kind can be a nuisance. As the weather warms, watch out for paper wasps, a common kind that is often found in Maryland. It looks similar to a yellow jacket and can easily be confused with one. However, paper wasps fly much slower. They have long, thin legs and have a brownish body with yellow or red marks. Fortunately, if you encounter paper wasps, or any other flying pest, help is available. The pros at Raven Termite and Pest Control are here when you need pest control services in Carroll County and beyond.

Facts About Paper Wasps

Paper wasps get their name from their umbrella shaped paper-looking nests. The nest cells open downward and look like small single rooms. You’ll see paper wasp nests frequently attached to a roof eave, a branch, a door frame, or another similar spot. Most nests are only a few inches in diameter. These wasps eat other insects, so that makes them beneficial, but they also sting, which is never a good thing around a home.

If you notice a nest that is in a low-traffic area far from your house, it is okay to leave it alone. However, if you see a nest in a high-traffic area around your home, take steps to get rid of it. Rather than knock a nest down and risk getting stung, it’s best to call the pros. They can access even hard-to-reach nests and deal with the paper wasps. Professional exterminators work to get rid of it fast.

Pest Control Services in Carroll County: Raven Termite and Pest Control

If you see a paper wasp nest around your home, contact Raven Termite & Pest Control to get the expert advice and help you need to avoid wasp stings and keep your family safe and your home clear of these pests. We treat homes and businesses across the area. Our trained staff locates the infestation and helps locate the point of entry. Count on us to eliminate spiders, bees, cockroaches, rodents and more.