Common Dallas Pests
Wasps are a diverse group of insects that can be found in many different habitats around the world.
Wasps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from small, solitary species to larger, social species that form colonies.
Unlike bees, wasps do not collect pollen or produce honey, and they are often seen as pests because of their aggressive behavior and ability to sting. Some species of wasps can be beneficial as they prey on other insects and help to control pest populations.
Wasps have a distinctive appearance with slender, elongated bodies and narrow waistlines. They have two pairs of wings and large compound eyes. Some species of wasps have bright coloration, such as yellow and black stripes or metallic blue or green hues.
Social species of wasps, such as yellow jackets and hornets, form colonies and have a strict social hierarchy with specialized castes for different tasks. These wasps can become aggressive when their nests are disturbed and can pose a threat to humans.
To prevent wasps from building nests on your property, it’s recommended to seal any cracks or crevices in your home’s exterior and to keep outdoor garbage cans tightly closed. Additionally, it’s important to regularly inspect your property for signs of wasp activity and to remove any existing nests before they become a problem.