Marion and Citrus County:

352 - 694 - 1977

Lake and Sumter County:

352 - 360 - 0677

Paper wasps

Paper wasps are the most common stinging wasps found in our range of central Florida.

No to be confused with their relatives the mud daubers, paper wasps make paper-like nest commonly around the eaves and tight corners where the roof meets the side of the structure. You may notice that when you knock a paper wasp nest down, they quickly rebuild it by the next day. This is why a repellent spray needs to be used in the area the paper wasp chooses to build their nest. The repellent spray will keep them from rebuilding in the area. A quality spray repellent product can build a barrier for up to three months, however, during the summer months of heavy down pours and extreme humidity the residual spray will break down much faster.

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Paper Wasps

One must be extremely careful when spraying these wasps with cheap store bought pesticides. Although these products do have a knockdown it is still possible for one or more of the wasps to come after you delivering a painful sting. Those with allergies to such stings should depend upon an pest control company to deal with these pests. They may also nest along wooden rails of fences and other areas protected from the rain, particularly the heavy downpours of summertime. Summertime is the height of their activity. If left untreated you can end up with several of these nests on one single structure. They're called paper wasps because their nests are made from a paper-like substance the wasps produce.

Meryl's Termite and Pest Control takes care of these pests with our annual pest control program. Every quarter, we knock down the nests, treat with a quality residual spray and do the same for spiders and their webs. Our annual pest control also treats pests such as spiders, scorpions, ants, cockroaches (all species except for German cockroaches which are treated as a clean-out service ), pantry pests, earwigs, silverfish, millipedes, centipedes and palmetto bugs. We hope you'll choose Meryl's Termite and Pest Control for your household pest control needs.