As the cool crisp fall weather comes in, a skirmish of sorts is announced by homeowners; against yellowjackets, paper wasps, and hornets. These wasps possess a habit to turn hostile during the fall, as their eating habits shift from the proteins and carbohydrates they adore amid the spring and summer, to sugar-rich foods such as ripe fruit and syrupy soda throughout the fall.

Fall Wasp Wars

Wasps have a tendency to turn hostile throughout the months of the fall season. An individual wasp colony can carry over 10,000 female worker wasps whose lone ambition is to seek for nutrients to nourish the colony. Wasps in search of these sugary sweet nutrients change potentially combative, wrecking outdoor activities and pestering backyard barbecues. The consequence? Terrible stings, sometimes repeatedly, whenever human interaction is present. These terrible wasp stings frequently happen while shooing them away, walking barefoot close to food, or swallowing wasps that have squirmed into beverage cans.

To make things worse, wasps bear a built-in warning system that alerts surrounding wasps when a hazard is present. All you need to do is merely swipe at a yellowjacket, and an alarm pheromone is released that leads out a battalion of wasps to attack the trespasser.

It’s relevant to note that during most of the year, wasps hold to themselves and are generally harmless; only exhibiting defensive behavior when their colonies are endangered. No matter the time of year, it is favored that homeowners feuding with fall wasps not do so on their own. It’s favored to phone the aid of a pest management expert.

Such was the situation when Corpus Christi’s own Anna, contacted Bulwark Exterminating to help out with her wasp issue. Here’s the ecstatic review she left Bulwark on Yelp:

Excellent Yelp Review For Servicing Fall Wasps

Yesterday we had a swarm of yellow jackets, wasps and bees surround our home. Tonight is Halloween! I was frantic!

I called the pest company that has been servicing this house and they told me they would have to charge me extra to come out and help and then “I believe” they accidentally hung up on me.

I called Bulwark Exterminating and they were so nice and understanding. He understood what was going on. I told him I needed to also sign-up for quarterly service since I was going to be cancelling the service with my current company who couldn’t help me.

They had a technician, Orlando Council, at my house by 7:30am!!! The next morning! I couldn’t believe it! I was sooo happy to see him sitting outside my house waiting for me!!

I walked him through our house inside and outside. He immediately got to work finding the source of the insects and did a full house extermination inside and outside for me.

We are also currently using this company for another house we have.

They didn’t charge me extra. They didn’t charge me that usual LARGER first bill. He did so much to help us. He solved our insect problem.. so we can have a safe and happy Halloween tonight.

I can’t tell you how truly thankful I am… that they cared so much for us, to take the extra effort to add us to their already busy schedule… And not charge me extra or an “arm and a leg” for it!

They only charged me my regular quarterly fee.

Bless them! Orlando – you are the man!!!!

Fall Pest Control

If you are observing a large amount of wasps in your backyard, or are even observing a wasp’s nest, do not take matters into your own hands. Doing so can be very dangerous. Call Bulwark Exterminating at 361-887-8888 for a professional pest control company instead!