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Wasp Treatment and Inspection Services near Milwaukee, WI

Wasps can be tricky to deal with as they can be mistaken for other types of stinging pests, and even worse, they can present a number of problems for you or your home. Whether you’re dealing with an infestation or you’re thinking ahead, it’s a good idea to learn some of the common techniques for accurate wasp identification and inspection as well as possible treatment and prevention options.

It’s crucial that you identify and address any potential pest issue as soon as possible in order to prevent the infestation from growing and becoming a more severe problem. If your home or building has a wasp or hornet infestation, or you’re dealing with any other unwanted pest problem, contact Safeway Pest Management near Milwaukee, WI for thorough pest source inspection and control services from our licensed pest specialists.

Wasp Source Inspection

Wasps can present a number of problems for you or your home, so it’s important to learn some of the common techniques for accurate wasp identification and source inspection. It’s also a good idea to inspect the area to determine the source of infestation and why they may be invading your home. Since there are many types of stinging pests, looking carefully at the body type, color and legs will help you properly identify your wasp. Suborder Apocrita have a pinched waist and most have two pairs of wings. Wasps can be black, brown, yellow or orange in color, and they vary in size from almost microscopic to several centimeters long.

Common types include mud dauber wasp, Eastern cicada killer wasp, European Paper Wasp, great black wasp, ground wasp, polisties paper wasp, and yellowjackets. Hornets, another type of wasp, have two pairs of wings, six legs and are approximately 1-1.5 inches long. European hornets have a reddish-brown head, thorax, first abdominal segment and legs. Bald-faced hornets, another type of wasp, resemble a larger version of a yellow jacket except with white-colored facial, thoracic and abdominal markings.

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Wasp Treatment Options

Once we’ve accurately identified and inspected your pest problem, we can offer a variety of effective and efficient wasp treatment options. With several common methods to control wasps, Safeway Pest Management’s licensed pest specialists will determine the severity of the problem and what is needed to treat the infestation. 

Exterminators often treat the nest sites of wasps through treatment methods like aerosol and dust. Aerosols can treat hanging nests, which bald-faced hornets and paper wasps make, with the use of chemicals. Dusting helps treat in-ground nests, such as yellow jacket nests. Finally, vacuuming is ideal for treating any wasp infestations inside your home.

Wasp Prevention

While there are several effective wasp treatment options, you can also look into a variety of wasp prevention methods that will help you maintain a pest-free home over time. Wasp prevention starts with modifying the areas around your home or business to reduce the number of suitable wasp nesting sites, ultimately making it harder for wasps to build nests or get inside. Sealing your doors and windows and planting wasp-repellent plants in your garden can also help keep wasps away.

Additional wasp prevention options include keeping the areas that were infested clean and reducing access to any sources of food. Safeway will do a preventative treatment and warranty that your home or business will not have any stinging insect's nests for the entire season.

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Why Use Safeway Pest Management near Milwaukee, WI?

Safeway Pest Management has been offering professional residential pest control and management services for clients near Milwaukee since 1956. We actively participate in the National Pest Management Association and the Wisconsin Pest Control Association. We’re proud to say we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and also belong to the Waukesha Alliance and Muskego and Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce. 


Our team is up for any job big or small. With many years of experience under our belt, you can count on us to provide consistent and high quality service at reasonable rates. Not only do we take care of your pest problems but help advise and provide recommendations on preventative measures to give you peace of mind. Give us a call today at 262-679-4422 with any questions or to schedule an inspection. 

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S83 W18622 Saturn Drive

Muskego, WI 53150


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