Why You Should Call the Professionals About Bees & Wasps

April 13, 2018 Stinging Insects

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Bees and wasps are tricky pests to talk about, they have the potential to be very dangerous, but at the same time, they are an important part of the eco-system. It becomes a delicate balance, protecting your family from being stung by these dangerous pests while allowing these important predators and/or pollinators to thrive. Bees and wasps have the potential to sting and when they do the venom that they inject can cause a painful red welt to develop and in some cases can cause a severe allergic reaction to occur that requires immediate medical attention. Problems with wasps and bees usually occur when they decide to build their nest within your home's walls, in a doorway, by a play structure, or in a garden area.

While it is difficult to completely prevent bees and wasps from choosing to nest on your property, there are some easy steps that you can take to help deter them and perhaps prevent them from creating the nest in a high traffic area of your property. Bee and wasp prevention tips include:

  • Remove as many possible nesting sites from your property as possible. Fill in any holes that are found in the lawn, remove tree stumps, fallen trees, and logs, and trim back tree branches away from the exterior of your home.

  • Bees and wasps are attracted to brightly colored flowers and plants. Limit the amount of colorful landscaping you have planted on your property, especially close to your home, decks, and play structures.

  • Bees and wasps are attracted to sweet foods. Make sure that, after eating outside, the remaining food is quickly taken back inside and the trash is placed into trash cans with tight-fitting lids.

  • To prevent bees and wasps from nesting inside of your home, place tight-fitting caps on all chimneys, fix any gaps found along the roof line, and fix any cracks found in the foundation and exterior walls.

Signs of bees or wasps living on your property include finding a nest on a tree, a doorway, the roofline, inside of a tree stump, or if you see them flying from a hole in the ground. Another sure-fire sign of a stinging insect infestation is seeing large numbers of wasps swarming around a particular area of your property. Also, in the event that there is a nest behind your home’s walls you may hear buzzing sounds coming from the walls.

If you ever suspect that bees or wasps are nesting on your property or in your home, it is important that you seek professional help and do not try to take care of the infestation on your own. In addition to being stung when trying to remove the nest on your own, DIY products typically require handling dangerous chemicals. Also, DIY bee and wasp control products don’t take into account that treatment is going to be dependent on the specific species of the insect and the location of their nest.

At Nozzle Nolen we offer the professional services needed to remove a stinging insect nest from your property. Nozzle Nolen’s team of licensed professionals will remove the insects from your home and/or property and then put into place the preventative measures needed to stop future problems with these potentially dangerous pests. Contact us anytime to discuss our many residential pest control solutions.

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