Springtime Wasps

April 12, 2018

Here are some preventative measures you can take to lower the number of flying stinging insects in your yard:

Choose your flower bed plants carefully.


It’s that time of year, we all want to get outdoors and plant a garden or flowers, however, if you want to keep bees, wasps, and hornets away limit the number of flowering plants in your landscape next to your home structure. Or, if you like flowering plants, plant them in a spot in your yard that is far away from your entrance(s), deck, pool, or patio.

 

Keep your landscape plants trimmed and away from your home and foundation.


Trim shrubs back at least one foot from your house. Trim trees back carefully to avoid overhang. Plants that are regularly maintained are less likely to become the home of nesting wasps and hornets who prefer to not be disturbed and can cause damage to your home.

 

Cut down large rotted trees.


The holes in large rotted trees are perfect spaces for hives and nests.

 

Seal every crack, hole, or opening you can find.


Eliminate the possibility of wasps, hornets, and bees finding shelter in your home by eliminating those spaces they can enter easily. Do you have a play structure or fence that have caps missing? Make sure to look around and fix those areas; Silicone, putty, and other sealants are readily available at your local hardware store.

 

Keep the lids on your garbage cans.


If you have to store your garbage cans outdoors, make sure their covers are securely closed. Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and bees are attracted to your garbage and can make a home in your garbage cans.

 

Know when to call in the professionals.


If the preventative measures don’t work, rely on your local professional pest removal service to guide you. They can remove nests and provide you with additional tips for maintenance and prevention.

 

Here is one from 2016 season we cut down

 

 

 

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