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Can Wasps Be Considered Dangerous?

A single sting from a wasp will not be life-threatening unless you are allergic. When wasps attack in large groups, they can cause serious bodily damage. Wasp stings are rare because wasps tend to be docile unless provoked. The main reason that people get stung by wasps is because they disturb the wasp's nest or surrounding area and wasps are territorial. The best way to avoid a wasp sting is to give them their space and not provoke them. If you are dealing with wasps that are attacking you or building their nests in areas of your property that are bothersome, call Kopex Pest Control.

At Kopex, we will use our wealth of knowledge and tools to assess your specific situation and implement a customized pest management solution for your needs. We have dealt with wasp infestations of all species and sizes, so we are prepared to be able to safely and swiftly remove wasps. Call for a free inspection today!

  • Bald-faced hornet: Bald-faced hornet's appearance consists of a black and white alternating pattern that wraps their body and thorax. Their predominantly white head gives off what’s described as a “bald” appearance henceforth the name. Although these wasps generally nest a few feet above the ground in eaves, sheds, bushes, trees, and under roofing tiles, they like to build in and around other structures as well. 

  • Mud dauber: Mud daubers are recognizable by their color and markings. They are typically black, but they can have pale markings or a blue metallic luster. Their nests consist of long mud tubes that almost look like organ pipes. They normally build their structures under eaves, along ceilings, barns, attics, garages, sheds, and barns.

From Stings to Peace of Mind

Almost every person that has ever been stung by a wasp can recall the first time because the pain of dealing with them is practically mentally scarring. Our goal at Kopex Pest Control is to make sure that you never have another experience of that kind. We have the necessary knowledge and tools to take care of every situation ranging from a few wasps to significant infestations. With customer satisfaction as our number one motivation, we strive to create a safety bubble around your whole property. Parents should be allowed to relax on the porch while watching their kids play in the yard. As a customer at Kopex, wasps will not interfere with your family time.

With the 4,000 different types of wasp species in the United States, there are only a couple that residents in South Carolina deal with on a regular basis. 

  • Yellowjacket: Yellowjackets have a yellow body with black patterns along their head and body. They can construct nests along any part of your house, but usually build them in bushes, trees, and other parts of your landscape.

  • Cicada killer: Cicada killers are large in size, have black bodies, and generally have 3 yellow stripes on their back. Their eyes can vary from black to red and their legs are a reddish-orange color. Cicada killer wasps build their nests in the ground and leave mounds of dirt around the entrance. They like to put their nests in heavily sunlit areas and are usually not afraid of human presence.

Common Species in South Carolina:

  • Paper wasp: Taking on a brownish appearance, paper wasps gather wood fibers to construct water-resistant, umbrella-shaped nests on residential properties. As one of the most common wasps found throughout North America, each colony's numbers can vary between 12 to 100 wasps.


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