Here we are at the end of May and there’s no question that summer is just around the corner! The temperatures are steadily climbing and it won’t be long before the smells and sounds of barbeques fill the air. If you’re looking to host parties and barbeques in your back yard this summer, here are some helpful tips for how to keep hornets away!
Just like every other type of pest, insect or wildlife, wasps and hornets aren’t out to make people’s lives miserable on purpose: they’re simply looking for the best place to build a nest for their babies.
Unfortunately for us, our homes and back yards are great sources for much of what they need.
Primarily, wasps and hornets build their nests near a source of food and water. If you have sitting water in your back yard, you’re more likely to find yourself dealing with hornets or wasps. Many species of wasps and hornets prefer sweet things in their diet, including fallen fruit and nectar. Some species prey on other insects such as spiders, caterpillars, ants and flies.
Hornets and wasps make their nests out of a paper-like substance that they create by chewing small pieces of wood and mixing it with their saliva. Soft, damp or rotting wood is easier to chew, so more likely to be the target of wasps and hornets in search of material for building a nest. If you have an older deck, patio, shed or wooden lawn furniture in your yard, there’s a higher chance that you’ll find yourself dealing with a nest.
Here are some quick and easy tips for how to keep hornets and wasps away from your property this summer:
We hope that those tips for how to keep hornets away from your back yard this summer are helpful. Remember, wasps and hornets are just looking for a place to nest that is protected and near food and water, so if you can cut down on these essentials then they’ll be more likely to build their home somewhere else.
If you’re reading this article too late and you already have a wasp or hornet nest on your property, call the experts at Pest Protection Plus. We offer fast, affordable 24×7 service wasp and hornet control service. We also guarantee our work, so if wasps or hornets build a nest in an area that we’ve treated within six months we’ll come back and remove the new nest, at no additional cost!
Trust the experts at Pest Protection Plus, and always remember …