As summer arrives, it is good to light up the barbecue & host the backyard parties. Summer months also contribute to the coming back of bee & wasp populations, that aren’t only annoying for the outdoor festivities but pose a risk to you & your guests.
Why These Insects Are Harmful
We all understand the nuisance caused by the insect. For those who are allergic, however, stings can be fatal. If you or someone in your family has never been stung, it is a good idea of carrying allergy medicine just in case.
A mass attack provoked by disturbing their nests can also result in serious injury or death. A single nest can house thousands of insects, & wasps, as well as some bees, can sting several times.
Deciphering A Bee From A Wasp
These are often mistaken as similar buzzing pest. That said, it is important to understand the difference should you be stung and experience a reaction.
Bees are usually round with a fuzzy body & fuzzy legs and tend not to sting unless provoked. Wasps, have a longer, a more slender body & a smooth exterior. They are known to be more aggressive.
How To Prevent Stinging Pests
While it is never a good idea to attempt to remove a nest by yourself, you can take steps to prevent the insects from visiting the own yard:
• During an outdoor event, remember to cover sugary drinks & avoid letting food stay for longer than necessary.
• Seal garbage & compose bins as best as possible.
• Fill holes & cracks around your property to help in preventing possible nest locations.
• Set out a trap in the yard and away from the action. The commercial traps are normally available, or you can make yours using syrup, fruit or soda as bait.
What An Expert Removal Involves
Should you find a nest on your property, be sure to alert every person in the house so that no one accidentally provokes the pests. The next step is to call a professional pest removal company.
A thorough treatment involves a trained technician releasing a potent dust in the nest. The area should be avoided in the hours following treatment, and the pests should be dead within three days. A second treatment is necessary in some circumstances.
If you detect higher-than-normal levels of the insects, or if you find their nests on your property, don’t put yourself and your family at risk-be sure to call a qualified pest removal company so you can enjoy summer to the fullest!