As the weather starts to warm up, you can literally start watching as the world around you starts to wake up. It is one of the most beautiful parts of spring. One of the less appealing events of spring is the awakening of the insects around us though. One of the most dreaded summer pests of them all is the wasp. Defense Pest Control Service is here to talk about wasps and how to make your property less appealing to them.
The Wasp Awakening
When you start to see the temperature reach and hover at or above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, you will likely start to see queen wasps emerge from their winter hiding places. They will probably be fairly slow moving at first. Common places for them to overwinter include patio umbrellas, curtains, cracks in your deck and any other little nook or cranny they can find to stay warm enough to survive the winter. Wasps usually don’t use the old nest that they built the season before, but rather, build a new nest somewhere else.
Prevent Wasps from Nesting
There are several things you can do to make your property less appealing to wasps. When it comes to wasps, it is easier to prevent them from taking over than it is to get rid of them once they are established. Following are some tips to help keep them out of your yard and away from your home:
– Clean up food waste since wasps are attracted to sweets and protein.
– Cover your trash bins with a tight fitting lid to keep them from rotting food in there.
– Store your pet’s food properly as well as bird seed.
– Avoid wearing floral scents as this can attract wasps.
Don’t Threaten or Attack Wasps
Wasps are an extremely aggressive insect. If they feel that they are being threatened in any way, they will attack. Their sting is painful and they can sting more than one time, unlike bees. If there are any wasps that are flying near you, the best thing you can do is hold still. They will eventually lose interest and move on. If you are feeling nervous, you can calmly start to move away from them, but swatting at them is the worst thing you can do. They will instantly feel threatened and turn aggressive.
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If you have a wasp problem every year in your yard, it isn’t something you should handle on your own. Because they pose a stinging threat, you should leave it up to the trained professionals at Defense Pest Control Service to get rid of them for you. We have the experience and training needed to successfully remove wasp and hornet nests from your property so you can enjoy being outside without worrying about stings. Call us today!