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Stinging Insects May Be Worse This Fall
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You may have noticed a recent cooling trend in the temperatures through much of New England. And while this may seem like the end of summer pests, that is just not the case. In fact, as the fall quickly approaches our doorsteps, the threat of stinging insects remains high. It is important for homeowners in Rhode Island and surrounding New England to take caution when it comes to hornets, wasps, bees, and yellow jackets nesting on their properties.

By this time of the year, stinging insect colonies have had the entire summer to establish themselves and grow. The young are now adults, making the threat of stinging insects even worse in the fall. If you accidentally have a run-in with one of these nests you are likely to find a whole colony of angry stingers coming at you. Not only can stings be extremely painful but they may also provoke an allergic reaction which could land you in the hospital.

The best way to avoid the dangers of stinging insects in Providence, RI, and Shrewsbury, MA, is to avoid them altogether. There are many ways in which you can prevent getting stung on your property, inside your home, and wherever you may be this fall.

  • Wear closed-toed shoes when outside in case of accidentally stepping on an underground nest.
  • Use caution when working in the garden and be on the lookout for a stinging insect nest.
  • Avoid bringing sugary drinks like soda outside as this is likely to attract stinging insects.
  • Be sure that any open windows are secured with a screen to keep out insects.
  • Check that vents, gaps, or other openings to the home are properly sealed to avoid an indoor infestation of stinging insects.
  • Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed back so you can see any developing nests.

If you do happen to find stinging insects on your property then make sure that you call in the RI pest control pros right away! At Big Blue Bug Solutions we understand how serious the threat of stinging insects can be which is why our technicians have the proper training to safely and effectively remove stinging insect nests from your property.