Having a bee or wasp sting you can ruin a perfect summer day. It can also become very dangerous, if you are allergic to these stings. That is why it is important to understand these stinging insects and how to avoid them during the summer. It is important to know that these insects are usually not aggressive. They usually only sting when they feel threatened. That is why it is so important to stay calm if you see them or their nest. If you find a nest on your property, do not try to remove it on your own. This can be very dangerous. Different hives can have thousands of stinging insects living in them. If you are attacked by a hive of stinging insects, the results could be fatal.
Now that we know a little more about these pesky, stinging insects and their danger to humans let’s talk about some ways to get rid of them on your property to help reduce the risk of being stung this summer.
1. Wood Treatment: treat all exterior wood with repellent to deter these stinging insects from building a nest around your home.
2. Eliminate Stagnant Water: Eliminating water sources around your home will help keep these pests from multiplying.
3. Cover Food Sources: Cover any outdoor food sources. This can be anything from trash to pet food. These insects are attracted to sweet smelling food.
4. Hire A Professional Exterminator: If you find a nest on your property, call a professional to have it removed safely.
Stinging insects are not only a pest to have around, they can also be dangerous to you and your family. Reducing the threat of these insects on your property is important to having a happy summer. If you find one or two swarming around you, stay calm and do not make any sudden movements. Contact Russell’s Pest Control for help with removing the nest.