Tips for Souderton Residents to Avoid Summer Stingers
June 12, 2019
It’s no surprise that Souderton residents are familiar with the great increase in several species of insects as soon as winter passes and spring takes its place. However, with summer biting our heels, insect activity is going to be at its highest as insects continue to reproduce and spread. Unfortunately, some of the summer insects you may recognize this summer are stinging insects. While no one wants to feel the pain of being stung, you can’t deny that certain species of stinging insects, such as the honey bee, are actually helpful to have around throughout summer. Honey bees benefit the environment by pollinating flowers and other plants each year. However, having them nest on your Souderton property may still result in a problematic situation.
Why are stinging insects common in summer?
Wasps and bees are common property invaders during the summer months and, while they aren’t much of a problem if they come to your yard to scout for food and then return to where they came from, stinging insects become a much bigger issue if they nest around your home. Because of the warmer weather that arrives with summer, stinging insect activity tends to spike during this season. Often, bees and wasps will ruin outdoor activities if they are nesting on your Souderton property and can be a danger to young children and those who are allergic.
Stinging Insect Prevention Tips
If stinging insects are bothering you this summer, consider the following tips to avoid attracting them to yourself or your home:
Try not to wear brightly-colored clothing. Some bees may confuse you with the vibrant flowers they feed on.
Avoid applying scented lotions, perfumes, and hairspray when you head outside.
Never leave open soda cans or condiments outside.
Seal your trash bins properly and store them away from the exterior walls of your home.
Store pet food in plastic containers rather than leaving it out.
In any case, the best thing you can do to keep your property pest-proof and stinging insect-free is to reach out to the professionals here at Moyer Pest Control. Our pest specialists will handle your problem effectively and professionally. We care about the needs of you and your home. We provide specific services and treatment options to fit your home layout. Contact us to learn more about how we treat stinging insect infestations, or to schedule a home inspection!