TIPS TO AVOID STINGING INSECTS THIS SUMMER
June means that stinging insects are out in force, which can make any outdoor activity a nightmare. There are several things that homeowners can do to help prevent stingers on their property; however, if there is a large infestation of stinging insects on your property, they can be dangerous to homeowners and their families, and professional intervention is necessary. At Viking Pest Control, we are experts at eliminating all types of summer pests, including stinging insects.
Many Stinging Insects
While there are many different types of stinging insects, most people group them all into one category: “bees”. Bumble bees, honey bees, wasps, carpenter bees, hornets, and yellow jackets are all pesky stingers, some more aggressive than others. While some bees are just plain nuisance pests, others like honey bees are beneficial. It’s important to know the difference before trying to eliminate them yourself so that you are not killing off the beneficial bees on your property; trying to eliminate these pests by yourself can be dangerous as well, and may even end with a trip to the hospital. It’s also important to consult with the experts at Viking to figure out what kind of stinging insects you have on your property.
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Preventing Stinging Insects
As with any pest, taking reasonable precautions around your property can keep the presence of stinging insects down. To reduce stinging insects, keep your trash can lids closed tightly, clean up yard debris, and throw away any rotted garden vegetation quickly. During parties and picnics, keep food covered or indoors until ready to serve and cover it up immediately after serving. Also, dump out any standing water on your property and be aware of drainage issues to avoid areas where stinging insects might breed or drink.
Avoid wearing perfumes or bright, flower-patterned clothing, which can attract stinging insects. If stinging insects do approach, act calm; do not swat at them. Agitating them can make them more prone to sting you. If you leave them alone and remain calm, however, they will most likely fly off and leave you alone.
At Viking Pest Control, we are available to help you promptly, as we understand that swarming stinging insects unpleasant and even dangerous to have on your property. We are the leading expert at customer-focused pest control in the New Jersey area We will do a careful inspection of your property and help you with preventative measures. We generate a management report for you so that you can see the problem areas around your home. Call us right away to learn more about our residential pest control options.