Year-Round Prevention Against Stinging Insects in Pennsylvania
Advice From Moyer Indoor | Outdoor
There isn't a whole lot we can do to prevent stinging insects from coming into our yards. And, in some cases, we actually want them to. While it is certainly no fun to be stung, we put up with these insects because they help with pollination, which, as you probably know, is essential. Without pollination, we wouldn't have grapes. And who wants to live in a world without grapes? Actually, grapes are only one type of food that requires pollination. Pollinators are needed for over 30 percent of all the crops in the world. They're also great to have around if you have flowers, flowering plants, a vegetable garden, fruit trees, etc. But, you don't need to have stinging insects living in nests on your property to get the benefit of pollination. They can pollinate your plants when they visit. You'll have less chance of being stung by a visiting insect.
When bees, wasps, and hornets make their home in your yard, that is when they present the greatest danger. While you can certainly be stung by visiting insects, the threat increases when these insects create a hive or a nest. Why? Because many of these insects are wired to protect their nests. If you get too close, you could find yourself surrounded. This is especially true of yellow jackets (and other wasps) which are the stinging insects we focus on when providing service for our customers.