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There are only a few more days until spring will finally be at an end. If you've been dealing with stinging insects this spring, we have some suggestions for how you can avoid a sting in the last days of spring. But, don't worry. You'll still be able to use these tips throughout the summer as well.

Sting Prevention When You're Out And About

Anytime you leave the protection of your own property, there is a chance that you will be exposed to harmful pests, even more so if you live with the benefit of ongoing pest control service for your home. Here are some suggestions to make yourself less of a target for stinging pests.

  • When you go for a picnic, make sure you keep all of your food in sealed containers and keep caps on your sugary beverages. Wasps, bees, and hornets are drawn to sweet things and the smell of food.

  • Many stinging pests are drawn to garbage. While there isn't much in a garbage can that would appeal to us, wasps and hornets can find a meal in there. Be sure to keep all of your trash in a sealed, or tied, plastic bag, and be sure to picnic away from trash receptacles.

  • No matter where you go, keep a watch for stinging pests. One or two bees buzzing around the bleachers at a football game may be the warning sign you need to keep yourself and your family protected. Stinging insects can find harborage in man-made structures, and vibrations can cause them to swarm.

  • If you go for a hike, be aware that aggressive wasps, like the yellow jacket and others, can make their nests in holes and the ground. Keeping to established paths can help you prevent a swarming incident.

Home Sting Prevention

If you plan to use your backyard this spring, or summer, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from unwanted stings.

  • There is no better way to prevent stings than to have all nests removed from your property. Stinging pests can build their nests in aerial locations, ground locations, and in the structures on your property. If you don't have a year-round pest plan, at least consider having a professional complete a detailed inspection, and safely remove any nests found.

  • Window and door screens are the first line of defense for keeping any flying insect out of your home. Be sure to check all your screens and repair any holes or rips found.

  • Be aware that sweet smells such as flower, perfumes, sweet drinks, and more, can draw stinging pests into your yard and create the conditions for an accidental encounter.

If you need assistance with nest removals or pest control services, the team at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions is here to help. Reach out to us by phone or the internet to schedule a FREE INSPECTION from one of our educated pest professionals.


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