Nothing will ruin your time outside like a wasp infestation. When they are buzzing relentlessly around your head, it’s hard to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, you could wind up with a wasp infestation this summer. These aggressive pests are difficult to remove and control on your own because of their aggression and the danger of their sting. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about how you can a wasp infestation this summer and what to do if you find that there are wasps nesting on your property.
Do Wasps Do Anything Good for the Environment?
While there are certainly many bad things about having wasps on your property, there are a couple of benefits as well. First of all, they are pollinators and help our ecosystem out that way. That’s why you often see them hanging around the sweet smelling flowers. What many people don’t know about wasps is that they help with insect control. Their main food source comes from eating other insects. That’s why you will likely see more wasps if you have a large insect population on your property.
What Attracts Wasps to Sting You?
The best way to avoid having wasps on your property, is to know what is attracting them in the first place. There are several things that could be making your property appealing to wasps.
– Plants: Like mentioned above, they are attracted to bright and sweet smelling flowers as they are pollinators. Having less flowering plants on your property can help you avoid wasp infestations.
– Food: There is nothing like having an outdoor barbecue in the summertime. Just know, that the food you have at your BBQ is more than likely attracting wasps if you aren’t keeping the food covered. They are going to be drawn to the sticky, sugary foods that you serve, but they will be especially drawn to any meat you pull off that BBQ grill.
– Insects: If you have a pest problem, you will certainly have more wasps to worry about. As their main food source, pests of all shapes and sizes will most definitely attract wasps if you don’t get the problem under control.
– Trash: It is vital that you have your trash cans covered properly so that wasps don’t have access to your garbage. They are attracted to the rotting food found in your trash cans. Make sure your trash cans have a tight fitting lid on them so that you don’t make the mistake of attracting wasps with your trash.
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Anytime you notice wasp nests on your property, it is important that you don’t try and get rid of them on your own. If wasps feel threatened in any way, they will become extremely aggressive toward you and you will more than likely end up stung. If you have a wasp problem, you can turn to Effective Pest Services to help you get rid of them. Call us today!