Fighting Stinging Insects
Bees, wasps, hornets – they all spell one thing: a stinging problem in your home or yard. No matter what you’re dealing with specifically, it can be tough to get these little critters out of your space. Here are a few tips that may help.
- Wasps and hornets develop when they eat other insects. Bees need a solid supply of nectar or pollen to develop. If you want to prevent wasps and hornets, you may need to control the population of other kinds of insects around the yard.
- Most wasps, hornets, and bees love shady, protected areas for nesting. Make certain you don’t unwillingly create attractive nest areas on your property. Check all of your trees for hollow areas or voids. You may also want to be careful to look around your house, under the eaves and such, to make certain you don’t have any particularly attractive spots there either.
- Wasps and hornets love open waste receptacles. Keep your outdoor garbage cans closed as much as possible, and make certain you don’t leave food scraps around your yard.
- If you have the opportunity to eliminate a nesting area, make certain you completely destroy it, as it’s very possible for them to return to those nests at some point in time.
- Make certain you sparingly plant sweet smelling trees and plants around your property. They serve as a natural attraction for all sorts of pests, including bees, wasps, and hornets.
If you do notice you have an infestation of bees, wasps, or hornets, contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. It’s particularly important if you have someone who may be allergic to these kinds of stings. They can not only take care of any problems you may have with these stinging insects, but they can also help to prevent them from returning in the future.