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Gaithersburg, MD Wasp Control

Effective and Reliable Wasp Control in Gaithersburg, MD

Miche Pest Control is a top-rated, family-owned and operated, full-service pest control company that provides wasp control services for homes and businesses in Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians get rid of wasp infestations fast, and work preventatively to keep the wasps from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9-star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - call today!

Everything That Attracts Wasps To Gaithersburg Yards

Before we talk about what attracts wasps to Gaithersburg yards, we should first tell you about the types of wasps common in our area and how they differ from other stinging insects.

Here you will also see hornets listed as wasps in our area; this is because hornets are a type of wasp.

Bald-Faced Hornets:

This species ranges between 1/2 to 5/8 an inch long and looks similar to yellow jackets with a black body and mostly white face. Bald-faced hornets aren't true hornets but are named so because of their size and behavior.

Cicada Killer Wasps:

This species is large, growing up to 2 inches long. They are black with yellow markings and smoky brown wings. Cicada killer wasps are a solitary species, so they don't live in a colony.

European Hornets:

Another large species grows between 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches long with long, brown bodies and an abdomen with yellow stripes, and their face is pale. European hornets are the only true hornet in North America. 

Mud Daubers:

This species grows between 1/2 to a little over 1 inch long, and they are black and sometimes have pale markings or a metallic look. Mud daubers are a solitary species known for their thread-like waist.

Paper Wasps:

These are multiple species known for making nests out of paper-like material. They range between 5/8 to 3/4 an inch long and are brownish with yellow or reddish markings. 

Yellow Jackets:

This species is about 3/8 to 5/8 an inch long and have yellow and black banding on their body and the same colors on their heads. 

Now that you can identify the wasps in our area, please continue reading to learn what attracts them from our Miche Pest Control experts.

All The Ways You Attract Wasps To Your Gaithersburg Yard

Like bees, wasps are pollinators, feeding on plant materials. However, they are also predators that consume other insects, spiders, aphids, caterpillars, and more. As predators, wasps play an essential role in the ecosystem by controlling insect populations, which is another reason they might be attracted to your yard.

Here are all the ways you could be attracting wasps to your Gaithersburg yard:


As previously mentioned, wasps are predators, so other insect problems in your yard attract them. But they are also attracted to flowers, sugary liquids, and protein-rich foods. These food sources can be in the form of fallen fruit, un-rinsed soda cans, food debris from grilling, and more. 


Depending on the species, wasps will look for different locations to build their nests. These places are usually close to food sources and protection from predators. In your yard, overgrown trees, ground holes, stumps, logs, open garbage cans, and cracks in your home's exterior can provide shelter for these pests.

If you think your yard is attracting wasps, don't wait to call Miche Pest Control for assistance with wasp prevention.

Are The Wasps In Gaithersburg Dangerous?

Sometimes wasps are categorized with other stinging insects such as bees, but when it comes to the dangers these pests pose, bees don't compare.

Most bee species are docile and non-aggressive; in contrast, wasps are known for their aggressiveness. Generally, social wasps are more dangerous than solitary wasps. Their territorial nature means wasps will attack if they feel threatened, delivering multiple painful stings thanks to their smooth stingers.

For many people, a sting from a single wasp will be painful and result in some mild swelling and irritation. But for those allergic, a wasp sting can lead to anaphylaxis, so ensure you continually monitor symptoms if you or someone else has been stung.

To protect you and your family against wasps, look to Miche Pest Control for the necessary treatments to have a wasp-free yard.

Effective and Reliable Wasp Control in Gaithersburg, MD

Because wasps are dangerous, you shouldn't try to remove their nests independently, even if you think they are empty. Instead, let Miche Pest Control help you with our residential pest control services. 

Our services provide:

  • Wasp and hornet nest treatment and removal
  • Spider web treatment and removal
  • Exterior treatments using perimeter power-spray and granular application
  • Exterior treatments for cracks and crevices
  • Interior treatments as needed

Contact Miche Pest Control for all your wasp control needs!

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