A lot of people think that wasps are nothing but annoying insects that can sting; however, these insects must also be thought of as beneficial insects. Wasps prey on other insects which can be considered as pests. Generally, they avoid human contact, and they must only be considered as pests when they start nesting near residential homes or high traffic areas.
Wasps are yellow-and-black flying insects that usually dwell on the underside of trees and decks, or inside garbage bins. During their peak season, these nests may grow to contain over 10,000 of these flying insects. Since wasps sting repeatedly when they are provoked, you need to prevent them from nesting near your home.
Easy And Practical Prevention Tips
When you encounter this type of insect and you accidentally provoke them, you will face an unpleasant encounter. To prevent such things from happening, you need to avoid them. If you know that their nest is located in a certain area of your backyard, do not go near them. Wasps are very defensive when it comes to their home, and they can attack once their nest is disturbed. But if you cannot keep them away from your home, and you do not want to live in fear of disturbing their nest, you can consider some of these easy and practical prevention tips.
Seal possible entry points: A single wasp inside your home can be very annoying. If you start seeing these flying insects inside your home, it can be an indication that there is a nest inside your house. To prevent them from entering your home, you need to look for and seal any potential entry points. You must check if your house has any unsealed vents, cracks around windows and door frames, torn screens, and so on. You can also observe the flight path of this insect to learn their entry or exit point.
Get rid of food sources. During spring or summer, these insects consume protein. If you leave food or pet food outdoors, or leave your garbage bin open and uncovered, it can attract wasps. The best way to avoid infestation is to remove food sources. You must cover your open drinks and food containers, keep the lid on the compost, seal your garbage bins, and avoid walking barefoot near trees with fruits. Additionally, you must also remove the fallen fruits from your backyard.
Minimize the use of fragrant perfumes. These insects can be attracted to you through the sweet smell of your perfume. To avoid getting stung, you must minimize wearing strong scents, especially during the later part of summer.
Avoid wearing bright-colored clothes or floral patterns. If curious wasps see you as a big flower, they might get attracted to you looking for nectar.
Repel these bugs using fake nests. You can also try repelling wasps through fake nests. These nests work because wasps are territorial and they try to avoid building nests near each other. If that doesn't work, you can consider using non-toxic traps, such as glass traps or oak stump traps.
These are just simple methods to prevent attracting these insects. The best way to avoid infestation is to prevent them from nesting in your property in the first place.