Watch for Wasps in Late May
Wasps can be a painful nuisance, typically emerging sometime during the spring. After wasps emerge, they are busy building a bigger nest, taking care of their queen, and scavenging for food resources. Depending on your location, they might choose your home to target! To ensure your safety, it’s important to take preventative measures ahead of time so that you stay better protected. Here are our top tips for preventing wasps in May.
Wasps Can Be Aggressive in Late Spring
Wasps are constantly on the lookout for food and water, and this brings them into contact with humans on a daily basis. If a wasp every flies close to you, it’s crucial to remember that you never want to aggressively swat at a wasp or squish one unless it’s absolutely necessary for your safety and protection. Wasps possess a certain type of chemical pheromone that will be released if their body is disrupted or they sense danger. The chemical that’s released stimulates aggression in other wasps, signalling danger, and will probably stir up more activity from other nearby wasps. Remember: wasps can sting more than once!
Create Safety By Removing Elements Of Attraction
The first preventative measure that you can take to control the wasp population on your property is to eliminate any elements that are attractive to wasps. Scan around your front and back yard and perform the following:
- Put away pet food
- Remove any sweet items
- Eliminate any left out food
Keep Your House Prepared Against Wasps
Another aspect of ensuring that wasps don’t decide to make areas of your property their home is to thoroughly inspect around your property. By keeping your house prepared ahead of time, it will eliminate any areas where wasps can hide. Here are four tips that will help prevent wasps:
- Take some dirt and fill in any open rodent holes or burrows
- Inspect your outside vents and make sure they are equipped with vent covers
- Repair any broken elements such as panels, which can provide open crevices
- Make sure that windows and doors are closed or covered with tight screens.
Handling A Wasp Nest On Your Own Is Not Advised
Wasps will build their nests in areas such as porch ceilings, eaves, and soffits. If you ever come in contact with a wasp, you should know that they have the ability to sting you more than once. Before trying to handle a wasp nest on your own, it’s important to know how dangerous this can be. It’s best if you leave this type of job to a professional pest control company. They understand the techniques and safety precautions to use and are fully equipped to handle this type of situation.
If you’re struggling to prevent wasps, or you have a serious nest on your hands, call Antworks. We provide comprehensive wasp treatment services!