If you have ever dealt with any sort of infestation, you have probably stopped to ask yourself why the insects have elected to take up space on your property of all places. For stinging pests, the answer is simple: food.
During the spring months, bees of all varieties, yellow jackets, and wasps come out of their cold-weather hiding places and descend on gardens worldwide. It’s worth noting that these insects aren’t all bad. They do a lot of good during these early months that you benefit from every day.
- Bees pollinate flowers and fruit-producing plants
- Bees collect the necessary resources to create honey, which can then be harvested
- Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets prey on other pests known to ruin gardens
That being said, the food supply they feed off of typically runs out in the later summer months, at which point the insects seek out easier, more available food sources; such as those left in your trash can. This is when they become a problem as it brings them into your space.
Common Stinging Insect Types
Stinging Pests Control and Prevention
To discourage these insects, take away their food. The stinging bugs have come to your home for food, so it stands to reason that they will leave if there is nothing to be eaten. There are, of course, a number of different ways to go about doing this, but a few of the easiest, most effective methods include the following.
- Use a trash can with a tight-fitting lid and ensuring it’s closed thoroughly
- Clean up food and drink spills that occur outdoors
- Pick up fallen fruit from fruit trees and bushes and keep the area clear
Taking these steps diminishes pests’ access to food, encouraging them to move on to find somewhere else to linger. Are you worried about stinging pests entering your home? Learn more and take advantage of All Seasons Pest Control’s residential pest prevention programs.