How To Keep Wasps Away From Your Long Island Yard


Long Island is a great place to live. More than half of the residents in New York City inhabit Long Island due to the many opportunities and benefits of living here. One aspect of daily life that causes problems for many residents of Long Island is the abundance of invasive pests. One of the most frequent pests encountered on Long Island properties is wasps. 

The Life Cycle Of Common Wasps 

Similar to many other insects, there are four stages in the life cycle of common wasps. The typical lifespan of most wasps in a colony is between two to four weeks, while queen wasps will live for up to a year in order to reproduce and create a new colony when needed.   

The four stages of the life cycle for common wasps are: 

  • Egg 
  • Larva 
  • Pupa 
  • Adult 

After the queen lays the egg, the wasp will hatch within two to three days. The newborn wasp will develop and shed skin during the next two stages. This is a process called molting, which they typically do five times before becoming an adult. These two development stages, the larva and pupa stage, take approximately two weeks combined before the wasp becomes an adult. 

Feel free to reach out to the experts at Ultimate Pest Control for more information about these problematic pests and how to keep them away from your home. 

Why You Don't Wasps Hanging Around Your Yard 

While wasps are primarily considered a nuisance pest, nobody wants them hanging around and building nests in their home or yard. All types of wasps will aggressively guard and defend their nests by inflicting painful stings on anyone that gets close to their nest area. These wasp stings are painful for everyone but can potentially cause more serious issues for those with an allergy to the venom in wasp stings. Because of these dangers, it is important to take any signs of wasp activity on your property seriously. 

Five Eco-Friendly Wasp Prevention Tips For Around The Yard 

While professional pest control service is the most effective way to get rid of wasps and prevent them from returning, there are ways for homeowners to combat these pests on their own.  

Five environmentally friendly wasp prevention techniques for your Long Island yard are: 

  1. Incorporate wasp repellant plants such as eucalyptus, thyme, and citronella into your yard. 
  2. Make sure not to leave food outside and clean up any spills or leaks as wasps are attracted to food, particularly sweet and sugary foods. 
  3. Open trash bins will attract wasps as potential sources of food, so keep trash containers sealed. 
  4. Hang a fake wasp nest in your yard, which will deter wasps from nesting in your yard to avoid conflict with another colony. 
  5. Use an environmentally friendly electronic bug zapper in your yard. 

If you have seen signs of wasp activity in your yard, contact our team of experts to learn the best ways to prevent these problematic pests from invading your property. 

Contact The Professionals For Total Wasp Control For Your Home 

Although practicing pest prevention techniques in your home and on your yard is an integral part of total pest control, the only long-term solution is professional pest control services. Luckily for homeowners in Long Island, Ultimate Pest Control is here to help prevent and eliminate hornets and any other pests that cause problems for Long Islanders. Ultimate Pest Control, a local Long Island wasp control and removal specialist, has been serving communities across Long Island since 1995. If you have seen wasp activity or noticed nests on your property, contact us today. Our highly trained and experienced team of pest control technicians will work with you to develop a customized plan for your specific situation. We provide flexible scheduling options and offer free estimates on our services, so call today. 

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