Raccoons, skunks and squirrels have come out of hibernation for the winter and had their first batch of babies, and that has kept us quite busy as we’re helping homeowners kick unwanted guests out of their homes and safeguard entry points so new nuisance wildlife can’t get in. But as the summer temperatures start rising, we’re getting ready to deal with wasps and hornets in the weeks and months ahead. Wasps and hornets can be dangerous to deal with, so here are some things that you can do now to help discourage them from building nests on your property.
Here are some easy things that you can do to discourage wasps and hornets from building their nests around your property this summer:
Trying to remove a wasp or hornets nest can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
There are different spray chemicals that you can buy in stores, but these aren’t always effective and don’t always kill all of the insects inside the nest. Even if you do kill all of the wasps or hornets, you still have to remove the nest, which can also be dangerous if you have to climb up and remove it from beneath an eave or gutter. Wasps and hornets are always to and from the nest looking for new building materials, food and water. If insects return to find the nest being sprayed or removed, they can get very aggressive and either sting you themselves or produce pheromones to rally other wasps or hornets to attack in groups to protect the nest.
All things considered, removing a wasp or hornet nest can be very dangerous, so we recommend calling in skilled professionals to use the right products and do the job properly.
When it comes to dealing with wasps and hornets, prevention is a much better approach than cure. Wasps and hornets can be very aggressive if they feel threatened, and their stings can be painful or even deadly. Take some time before wasp and hornet season gets here by keeping your property clear of food and beverages and dead wood, and keep a vigilant eye open for insects looking to build a new nest or starter nests that are much easier to take care of before they get big.
If you do find a wasp or hornet nest on your property, call the professionals at Pest Protection Plus. Our technicians are fully trained, and we use professional grade products that you can’t buy at the store. We offer 24×7 service at affordable prices, and our customers love the work that we do for them!
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