Bedbugs Staten Island – Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Extermination and Prevention
Bees, hornets, and wasps are valuable members of the ecological community, but unless you are a beekeeper, you probably don’t want to lure large numbers of these insects to your yard. Here are some smart and easy tips to prevent your yard and your home from becoming a magnet for bees and other related insects.
Tips for Preventing the Development of Bee and Wasp Nests around Your Home
- If you do discover that wasps or bees are beginning to use an area like an attic or basement as a nesting site, block their access to the area with a wire mesh made specifically for preventing insect infestation to seal up the problem area.
- Wasps and bees tend to avoid areas which are lit at night. If you have an area where wasps and bees have been a problem in the past, or where you think they may be a problem in the future, use a low-watt light source to illuminate the area at all times. You may also use temporary lights which flash once every hour or less.
- If you have trees or wood close to your home or other places you would like to protect, you can make a DIY repellent using equal parts citronella oil, menthol, and eucalyptus oil to keep the pests at bay. Don’t coat the wood, a relatively small amount will do wonders.
- Examine areas where nests are forming near your home and tear down nests before they become problematic. For wasp nests smaller than a baseball, a vacuum can get the job done effectively, but you must still be very careful not to get yourself stung. After vacuuming down the nest, leave the vacuum on for ten minutes afterward so that the heat generated destroys any wasps that may have survived suctioning.
- If you struggle with yellow jackets or other wasps that build nests underground, go outside and inspect your yard and garden during winter in order to fill up any holes in the ground that may have been created by other pests and animals. Wasps will look for pre-built nesting areas to overtake in the spring.
- Avoid planting fir trees and boxwoods close to your home, as these trees are highly attractive to wasps. Also, inspect hedgerows and simply be careful around them in general.
- Don’t grow plants that produce a large amount of nectar close to your home, because this will actively attract wasps and bees. If you would like to grow these plants, place them upwind from your home so that wasps and bees don’t get attracted directly to your home itself.
- If you grow apples, pears, or other fruits near your home, follow the same advice, planting trees away from your home and upwind.
- Always keep your trash sealed away tightly. This means that you should always tie your trash bags securely, and you should always keep the lid placed on outdoor trashcans. Also, clean these trash cans regularly.
- Inspect your deck and any outdoor furniture that you have made of wood. Investigate for signs of wasp-related damage, which will generally take the form of small lines etched vertically into the wood. If you find evidence of wasp activity, treat the area with the DIY insect repellent described above.
- If you have bird feeders, bird baths, or other circulating outdoor water sources, place them apart from your home and upwind.
- There are a number of effective wasp traps which can lure the pests and trap them. Don’t try to make your own trap because it will likely be ineffective. A strong trap will capture and kill any invader, which will prevent wasps from returning to home base to call for reinforcements.
- When using wasp traps, place them downwind from locations which you would like to safeguard, and also don’t place them on picnic tables or other places where you may eat food, because it will send the pests mixed messages, making it less effective. The best areas to place wasp traps are around where you store your trash outdoors.
If you discover a large and well-developed nest, don’t even think about taking care of it yourself! Wasps and bees are highly protective and aggressive when protecting their homes, and it will likely be too dangerous for you to get rid of the nest on your own.
Call a quality Pest Exterminator like those at Bedbugs Exterminator Staten Island that has experience in taking care of large wasp and bee nests.
Tips for Preventing Wasps, Hornets, and Bees from becoming a Problem in Your Yard
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