Date Posted: June 10, 2019
Category: Stinging Insects
Are you ready for the stinging insects of summer? Are you familiar with what stinging insect pests to watch out for in your Worcester yard? If you aren't, you could have a problem. Today, we're going to take a quick look at the stinging insect pests that are common to our area and why they come into our yards.
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When it comes to stinging insect threats, there are three pests to watch out for. They are the yellow jacket, the paper wasp, and the hornet. All of these insects are social insects that swarm and can sting multiple times. The secret to controlling these often aggressive, stinging pests is to remove attractants and get rid of nests early.
- Removing attractants can be difficult because wasps and hornets eat many things. But there are a few attractants that can be controlled. Cover your trash to keep smells in and these pests out. Keep meats contained until you're ready to put them on the grill. Keep sweet drinks covered. Dispose of paper plates in a trash bag and give the bag a spin to seal it up.
- There are many locations both high and low that these insects will create nests in. A nest could be in a tree, on the side of a structure, under an overhang, or in a hole. Locating and getting rid of nests is best done by a licensed professional because, let's face it, who has time to remember to do routine searches for wasps and hornets nests? Plus, when a nest is found, a professional has the gear and control products to remove a nest with little or no impact on the environment.
Carpenter bees are mostly docile and rarely sting but they present another problem when they come into our yards; they damage wood. This can lead to frustrating repair costs and—if a railing or stair gives way—the potential for personal injury.
If honey bees become a problem on your property, that's another problem altogether because honeybees are protected by national government regulations. Those honeybees are important pollinators and their populations are on a scary decline.
No matter what stinging insect enters your Worcester yard this summer, Big Blue Bug Solutions can help you keep them from becoming a problem. Our team is one of the best in the industry. Reach out to us today to schedule a free inspection to learn about the pest pressures in your yard and what works to properly manage the threats pests can present.