Warm weather is a natural catalyst that encourages everyone to go out in the sun and interact with one another. However, it’s not only people who enjoy this seasonal gift of the warm months.

During summertime, wasps and hornets, which are the stingiest types of insects, also roam around as their nests reach maturity.

Unsuspecting folks who love to get a little rough and adventurous often experience the excruciating pain of a wasp’s or hornet’s sting. This leads to uncontrolled swelling, infections, and nausea that could’ve been prevented if the colony hives were destroyed or transferred.

But, before you do anything, here are some things you should know about proper insect containment.

Life Cycles

For the wasps and hornets, this is the perfect time to cultivate and re-colonize for the coming year as their lifespan ends. But, as experts in the field, we suggest you don’t exterminate every hive you find — as long as it’s not close to your property — because it will upset the ecosystem. The best way to avoid getting stung is keeping a distance from the natural habitats of these insects.

Proper Control and Containment Protocol

When you see a hornet or a wasp around your area, there’s a great chance their nest is near. These seemingly lost insects are actually scouts, and their goal is to secure a path for their new and surviving queens to hide in the colder months.

Of course, you don’t want to be in the way when dangerous insects transport their queen. You have two options: to exterminate or transfer the nest. Whichever you decide, contacting an experienced pest control service like us would get this done safely.

Other Control Methods

Aside from hanging nests, both wasps and hornets can also colonize in the ground. Most people can stop this problem by pouring insecticides or soap solution to the entrance. However, you have to consider the effects of these chemicals on the environment.

For a safer and sustainable solution to infestations, rely on Yes Pest Pros, Inc. to get the job done properly. Call us today to learn more about what we can do!