August 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Wasp control calls nearly double normal volume

People trying to enjoy the great outdoors these days have likely noticed a pest trying to take over their patio paradise.

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WINNIPEG — People trying to enjoy the great outdoors these days have likely noticed a pest trying to take over their patio paradise.  Taz Stuart of Poulin’s Pest Control says the company has received nearly double the normal call volume this season from residents wanting to tackle an increasingly problematic wasp issue.

“For 2014 this time there were about 275 [calls] and we’ll easily break 500 nests treated today,” said Taz Stuart of Poulin’s Pest Control.

Stuart says Winnipeggers planning to treat a wasp next themself should do so at night when the insects are less active, or call professionals. The most important thing to do when surrounded by a wasp, as difficult as it may be, is to stay calm and inactive, Stuart added.

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