Where Did These Wasps In My Burke Backyard Come From?
While it may seem like a surprise to find wasps in your Burke backyard, they’ve probably been festering for some time. Some of the key things that may make your property attractive to wasps are:
- The presence of sweet food, like rotten fruit that’s fallen from trees.
- Access to the inside of your home, where they can take up shelter.
- A steady supply of insects to eat.
- Porches or other overhanging eaves, which make an ideal spot for constructing a nest.
- A surplus of food scraps and garbage and access to it.
It doesn’t take much for wasps to find your home attractive, which is why at Miche Pest Control, we look to provide the most comprehensive wasp control around. We know how dangerous these pests can be, which is why we not only remove their nests but we also treat for them preventively on a quarterly basis. Our expert technicians are skilled in the total removal of wasp nests, whether they’re active or not. And if any wasps appear between visits, we’ll re-treat your property on us. To learn more about how wasp control might benefit your property, contact us today.
Why Wasps Can Be A Danger To Burke Residents
Though many people in Burke look to keep wasps on their property because of the ecological benefits that they provide, these pests can also pose some serious risks. To start, they are very protective and aggressive pests. If they feel threatened, whether it’s in their nest or otherwise, wasps are known to attack as a group. The result from a significant number of wasp stings can be difficulty breathing, swelling, and anaphylaxis. One thing that keeps wasps coming back to your property is the presence of an old nest, which they’ll use in order to determine whether or not your property is still ideal for them. Other factors like outdoor gatherings and having wood around your yard that’s unfinished is enough to keep wasps coming back; however, there is still a lot of variability in their level of determination to take up shelter on your property. In order to protect yourself from the dangers that wasps pose as well as get to the root cause of why these issues are happening, you need professional wasp control from Miche Pest Control. We provide quarterly services to ensure that your property is free from wasps and that even means the safe and complete removal of any nests, no matter what state they’re in. To learn more about wasp control and how it can protect your home, contact us today.
How To Prevent Wasp Infestations In Burke
Wasps are pests with a lot of potential risks for Burke homeowners. They’re highly territorial and even more aggressive to boot. In order to keep these pests from becoming a problem on your property, try these tips:
- Consider what you plant. There are some plants that may keep wasps at bay, including lavender, geranium, citronella, rosemary, and cucumber.
- Watch out for food. One of the things that wasps find most attractive is your food, so when hosting an outdoor gathering, always keep food covered, use a garbage bin with a lid, and clean up crumbs and spills.
- Use decorations. Something as simple as paper lanterns and blown-up brown paper bags may trick wasps into thinking there’s another nest on your premises causing them to flee.
- Keep your yard in good condition. Wasps are likely to take advantage of holes in your lawn and porches that are in poor condition. Always patch up holes and ensure that porches are stained or painted.
- Contact the pros. Because these pests are very dangerous to your health, the safest form of wasp control is help from your local pest professional.
When you work with Miche Pest Control for wasp control, you can rest assured that the situation is handled. Our quarterly pest control program covers the complete removal of wasp nests and prevention of future issues. To learn more about how wasp control can keep your home safe, contact us today.
Wasp Control: What Burke Homeowners Need To Know
Keeping wasps off of your Burke home property can prove difficult, especially when warmer temperatures start to peak and outdoor gatherings abound. During this time, wasps are looking for ideal conditions for their nests, as well as sweet foods, which come in the form of fallen fruit from fruit trees, piled up garbage from outdoor gatherings, and even spills or crumbs that might be left on your patio. Keeping wasps at bay can be a full-time job and with their aggressive nature as a reality, they’re not the kind of pest that homeowners want to tackle on their own. That’s why the safest and most secure form of wasp control is professional assistance from Miche Pest Control. We are completely committed to your safety, which means the total removal of all wasp nests and preventive maintenance on a quarterly basis. Because we stand by our work, if any wasps appear between these scheduled visits, we’ll treat your property at no additional cost to you. For more information on wasp control that works, contact us today.
Burke is an unincorporated section of Fairfax County, Virginia, traditionally defined as the area served by the Burke post office (Zip Code 22015). Burke includes two census-designated places: the Burke CDP, and the Burke Centre CDP.
Burke is named after Silas Burke, a 19th-century farmer, merchant, and local politician who built a house on a hill overlooking the valley of Pohick Creek in approximately 1824. The house still stands. When the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was constructed in the late 1840s, the railroad station at the base of that hill was named "Burke's Station" after Burke, who owned the land in the area and donated a right-of-way to the railroad company. The community that grew up around the railroad station acquired a post office branch in 1852. The railroad tracks located on the same historical line are owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway and form part of the Manassas line of the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail system, which has two stations (Rolling Road and Burke Centre) in the Burke area. The original Burke Station building can still be seen in the community, turned 90 degrees from its historical footprint.
Burke is located south of the center of Fairfax County. The Burke CDP is bordered by the CDPs of Burke Centre to the west, Kings Park West to the northwest, Long Branch and Wakefield to the north, Kings Park to the northeast, West Springfield to the east, Newington Forest to the south, and South Run to the southwest. Burke Lake Park, which borders the Burke CDP to the southwest and is not part of any CDP, is a large recreational park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, featuring a golf course and woodland surrounding Burke Lake.
Burke Centre is a 1,700-acre planned community that was formerly part of the Burke CDP but is now a separate census-designated area. It is located west of Burke and is divided into five subcommunities: The Commons, The Landings, The Oaks, The Ponds and The Woods. Other notable communities in the Burke area include Rolling Valley West, Burke Village I & II, Lakepointe, Longwood Knolls, Burke Lake Meadows, Edgewater, Lake Braddock, Signal Hill, Crownleigh, and Cherry Run along with Burke Station Square.
Fairfax VA (4 miles), Springfield VA (5 miles), Falls Church VA (8 miles), Woodbridge VA (9 miles), Arlington VA (11 miles), Manassas VA (11 miles), Alexandria VA (12 miles), Herndon VA (14 miles), Washington DC (15 miles), Bethesda MD (16 miles), Silver Spring MD (19 miles), Ashburn VA (21 miles), Hyattsville MD (21 miles), Rockville MD (21 miles), Gaithersburg MD (24 miles), Leesburg VA (27 miles), Upper Marlboro MD (28 miles), Bowie MD (30 miles), Laurel MD (31 miles), Fredericksburg VA (35 miles), Columbia MD (36 miles), Ellicott City MD (41 miles), Annapolis MD (44 miles), Frederick MD (44 miles), Baltimore MD (49 miles)
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