With the summer sun warming up the outdoors, it’s tempting to spend as much time outside as possible. Enjoying a picnic and your loved ones' company is a perfect summer day, which is why it’s a bummer when it’s interrupted by a wasp invasion. In this blog, we’ll discuss what attracts wasps and how to deter them from nesting on your property.
What Attracts Wasps
Wasps are attracted to yards for several reasons. One is the availability of food. Wasps are attracted to sweet smells, so they are often drawn to yards where fruits and vegetables are ripening. They are also attracted to sugary drinks like soda and juice. Another reason wasps are attracted to yards is the presence of other insects. Wasps are predators and often go to yards where there is a high population of insects, such as ants or flies. Finally, wasps are also attracted to areas where there is a lot of activity. They are drawn to the movement and noise of people playing or working in the yard. For all these reasons, it's important to be aware of what attracts wasps to yards so that you can take steps to prevent them from becoming a nuisance.
How To Avoid Wasps
Avoiding a wasp problem on your property requires diligence and some common-sense practices. Inspect your property regularly for cracks, crevices, and holes where wasps can nest. Check eaves, soffits, gaps around windows and doors, and any other potential entry points. If you find a nest, call a professional for removal. To deter wasps from nesting on your property in the first place, keep food and trash properly sealed and inaccessible. Wasps are attracted to sugary drinks and ripe fruit, so empty cans and bottles from your yard as soon as possible. Store outdoor trash cans away from frequent traffic areas, and keep them covered with a lid. Taking these simple steps will help to keep wasps away from your property.
How We Can Help
Wasps can be a serious problem, especially if they decide to build a nest on your property. Not only are they a nuisance, but they can also pose a danger to you and your family. If you have a wasp problem, it's important to contact a professional for help. A professional will be able to safely and effectively remove the nest, preventing the Wasps from returning. In addition, a professional will be able to provide advice on how to keep Wasps away from your property in the future. Ignoring a Wasps nest can be dangerous, so make sure to contact a professional as soon as you notice one on your property.
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