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Wasps and Water: Why Wasps Are Attracted to Your Pond

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Have wasps turned your beautiful water feature into a no-go zone? Are you tired of having to enjoy your pond from a distance because of invading wasps? Then you are probably ready to do something about it.

Although you will have many questions concerning your unwanted visitors, the question at the forefront of your mind is likely this: why do they keep coming back? The answer is simple.

Wasps Need Water to Survive

No matter what the species, whether they are paper wasps or European wasps, all wasps need water to survive. Naturally, just as any living thing does, wasps need to drink water in order to stay hydrated, especially on a hot summer day. But if you have noticed a sudden influx of wasps into your yard recently, all of them heading straight for your pond, they may be using your water to build and sustain a new nest.

Did you know that wasps need water as well as wood pulp to build their nests? They also use water to cool their nests and to keep young wasp larvae hydrated. So, if wasps have begun to show up around your pond, it is likely that they are building a new nest somewhere nearby. Fortunately, if giving up on your pond or water feature is not something you plan to do, you can do several things to dissuade wasps from visiting.

Give Wasps Another Water Supply

If you have an idea of the direction the wasps are coming from, you could place some dishes of water over in that area. Since wasps will gravitate toward the nearest water source during spring and summer, you could keep them away by providing another, closer source of water. Eventually, the wasps may give up on your pond.

Cover Your Pond With Netting

Although netting your pond will make it more difficult for you to feed your fish and clean your pump, doing so will keep the wasps away from your pond. However, this may stifle your enjoyment of your pond too. As a result, you may need to call in a wasp removal expert.

Call in the Pest Removal Professionals

Wasp and bee stings sent 12,351 people to hospital between 2000 and 2013. Subsequently, if you and your family would rather enjoy your garden and pond in peace, without the risk of wasp stings, you should call a local pest removal service to remove the wasps for you. With the nest or nests gone, you'll once again be able to sit near your pond untroubled. Contact a wasp removal service in order to learn more.