Wasp control and extermination can be necessary in SW Oklahoma. Red Dirt Pest Control will come to your home to perform an inspection confirming the species of wasp and to recommend a course of effective wasp control using our integrated pest management system.
Oklahoma has several species of wasps. They are a nuisance and can be very painful when they sting. These are the most common wasps found in SW Oklahoma.
Yellow jackets are a huge nuisance outside your home but are beneficial in a garden. They eat other garden pests including caterpillars. They will sting. They are aggressive when they feel their nest is in danger.
They are bright yellow and black striped. Their bodies are slender.
Their nests are easy to find on warm summer mornings or evening by looking at the landscaping for insects shooting up and out of the ground.
Paper wasps get their name from the paper-like material their nests are made of. Paper wasps have a similar body shape to yellowjackets. They are somewhat slimmer with a thin waist, six long legs, two wings and antennae. They are mostly brown with some yellow coloration.
They usually build their nests in residential yards, on soffits or up high on the structure.
Mud Daubers is a name for wasps that make their nests of mud. They are commonly found throughout SW Oklahoma. Their appearance can vary but most adult mud daubers are about 1/2” to 1” long. They are usually black but may have pale markings. They have a long, slender segment between their thorax and abdomen. They have clear or dark wings.
They usually build their nests on the side of a structure, on a wall, pipe or light fixture. A hole in the mud nest indicates the wasp has left and the nest is inactive.
If you have any evidence or signs of wasp infestation, call Red Dirt Pest Control. We will evaluate the situation and create an effective targeted pest control service plan that will eliminate them. We recommend including an integrated pest management program to help prevent a re-infestation.