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Can Wasps be Prevented from Nesting on My Home?

Posted by: Cooper Pest

There’s simply nothing better than enjoying the sunshine by sitting on your porch with a cup of coffee and listening to the birds chirping. That is until you have a wasp buzzing around you and chasing you back indoors. Granted we all know the bugs are just as excited for spring as we are, but is there any way to enjoy the warm weather without the threat of getting stung?

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Are Wasps Nesting on Your Home?

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Paper wasps are one of the first insects to become active in the early spring months (April/May) and will continue to be active throughout the entire summer. As they emerge, they will begin to build their nests on various structures, including homes, decks, swing sets, storage sheds and much more. They will collect wood from wooden playsets, deck railings, fences or barks of trees to help construct their nests.

Since many people are afraid of wasps, seeing a nest could cause alarm.  Although wasps are only moderately aggressive, they will readily sting if they feel their nest is being threatened. Their sting can be painful and can cause an anaphylactic reaction in those who are allergic.

“Some people are adverse to stinging insects,” said Dr. Richard Cooper, staff entomologist at Cooper Pest Solutions. “They don’t want to treat a nest after it has been built, they want a preventive approach, and that’s why many of our homeowners add a wasp prevention service to their home services.”

Cooper Pest Solutions offers several different services for stinging insects, including one that removes wasp nests that already exist as well as other services that prevent nests from being established.

With Cooper’s Wasp Prevention service in place, homeowners will notice a decrease in wasp presence on their property, as well as carpenter bees and yellow jackets.

Wasp Nest Removal and Prevention

Depending on your level of tolerance with wasps, there are several options available for removing their nests and preventing the nesting in the future.

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If you are concerned with potential stings and want to prevent the wasps from nesting near your home, then you can add on Cooper’s Wasp Prevention Service.

What’s included in Cooper Pest Solutions’ Wasp Prevention Service?

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Unlike other pest control companies, Cooper Pest Solutions offers its clients the option to prevent wasps from nesting on structures within a homeowner’s property.

“Most companies don’t offer proactive treatments,” Cooper said. “They typically offer reactive services only. Our program is unique in that we are treating areas where wasps will typically create nests before the nests are built.”

The goal of Cooper’s Wasp Prevention program is to stop wasps from nesting on the structures of your property, such as your home, decks, swing sets and sheds.

“When a wasp lands on a particular spot, they will evaluate the surface, and if they find it appealing, then they will start building their nest along the surface,” Cooper said. “We treat those areas, and it discourages the wasps from building their nests in areas where they normally would have.”

If you are enrolled in the Wasp Prevention program at Cooper Pest Solutions, you will receive a prevention application treatment and two follow-up inspections during the spring and summer months.

During the two follow-up visits, trained technicians will inspect your home for stinging insect activity. If active wasp nests are located, a technician from Cooper Pest Solutions will carefully remove the nest from the structure on your property. After removal, the technician will then retreat the areas to prevent any future activity from happening as well as provide you with a written inspection report.

One treatment of Cooper’s wasp prevention service can provide up to six months of nest development prevention. Typically the prevention program begins in early spring with the first application done to the first-story of the structure. Additionally, Cooper Pest will treat second-story “high-traffic” areas, such as the entrance to your home. If during coverage time a nest is discovered on a structure that was already treated, we will treat the areas at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

Areas Treated For Wasp Prevention by Cooper Pest Solutions

  • First Story Soffits
  • First Story Windows
  • Behind Shutters (First & Second Story)
  • Light Fixtures attached to structure
  • Dryer Vents
  • First Story Gutters
  • Corners or Edges of Structure
  • Meter Boxes
  • Areas with historic activity
  • Decks


Cooper Pest Solutions’ Wasp Prevention Service not only prevents wasps but also helps deter carpenter bees from tunneling into the wood and yellow jackets from nesting in wall voids within structures in treated areas.


“If you’re really concerned about stinging insects and you want a proactive, season-long approach versus a reactionary approach, then you should consider the prevention program,” Cooper said.

What Makes Cooper’s Wasp Prevention Service Successful?

Even though you may think all pest control companies are alike in the way they treat wasps and other insects, you should be cautious and ask questions to determine if they will really help solve the problem for you.

There are several questions you can ask other companies to see how their wasp service differs from Cooper Pest Solutions. Be sure to ask the following:

  • Do they offer preventive services?
  • How are you treating for wasps?
  • What areas of my home are you treating?
  • How long will wasps be prevented from nesting?

At Cooper, we can easily answer all these questions and more on our wasp prevention program. Our knowledge of wasp biology and behavior are what sets us apart from other pest control companies. Our cutting-edge programs are specifically designed around proven scientific research to effectively prevent wasps from nesting on your property structures. Unlike other companies, we offer a 100% guarantee our Wasp Prevention Service.

If you’d like wasp prevention and protection from other household pests, you can enroll in Cooper’s Home Traditional or Home Intensive service. For more information on wasp prevention or Cooper Pest Solutions’ residential services, give us a call at 1-800-949-2667 or fill out our FREE ESTIMATE form here.

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