It is not always easy to identify a wasp infestation straight away for a number of reasons, the foremost being the nature of the wasp nest itself. Since the nest can fit its form to any cavity it is built inside, there are almost no empty spaces it cannot be hidden inside of, and this makes it difficult sometimes to tell if there is a wasp presence on your property at all. However, there are a number of ways of telling.
Obvious signs of an infestation will be an increased number of wasps in or around your property. Any wasp you see has come from a nest somewhere, and their presence will become denser the closer they get to that nest. This can be difficult to determine however, as it is hard to differentiate between wasps that may simply have come over to your property from elsewhere and those that are parts of a nearby nest.
A good way to tell is the regularity of the wasps' traffic; if wasps are entering and exiting your property or your garden, this may indicate the presence of a nest, whereas if there are only occasional wasps, climbing over your flowers before flying away entirely, then they may be from elsewhere.
It is best not to follow these wasps back to their nest if it forces you to get to close to them, as this might lead you to accidentally stumble into it and provoke a response.
If you see wasps flying in and out of cracks in your roof-area, or if you see them coming in and out of gaps between boards, this can be a good indication that they have a hive. Often they will use pre-existing fissures in your property to form the entrance to their hive, and other wasps with nests elsewhere would have little reason to enter these sorts of openings, so this is always a tell-tale sign that they have a presence inside.
If you see wasps gathering in large numbers around garbage or food, this can also be a sign of a nearby infestation, as wasps will alert one-another when they find a good food source and they will begin to swarm about it. While these feeding swarms can occur at some distance from the hive, the chances of their happening on the infested property are often higher given the number of extra wasps that can respond to the alert.
In general, an infestation will make itself clear once the season has gotten itself under way and the wasps have reached a large enough number for their presence to be highly noticeable. However, if you are unsure, it is always best to have one of our technicians evaluate your situation, as they will gladly locate nests or tell you if there isn't one on your property. Trying to track down a nest on your own may help you determine whether or not you have a problem, but it brings with it an increased chance of confrontation.
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