Avoid The Sting: Mistakes To Avoid When Battling Wasps

Summer is a great time to head outside for some fun. If you're like most people, you spend a lot of time in your yard, especially when the weather is nice. Unfortunately, wasps enjoy the warm weather as well, which is why you need to get your control measures in place before summer arrives. If your yard is usually overrun with wasps, there might be some problems that you've overlooked. While wasp activity is a natural occurrence during the summer, some activity can be brought on by human error. Read the list provided below. Here are some mistakes that can increase the wasp activity in your yard. 

Your Property Isn't Protected

If you don't hire summer pest control services, there's a good chance that you'll see an increase in wasp activity. If you're using store-brand wasp sprays, you might think you're protected. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Store-brand wasp sprays might keep wasps at bay for a few hours, but that's about it. Once the spray wears off, the wasps will return. To ensure maximum protection against wasps, you need to hire an exterminator. They'll provide extended protection against wasp invasions. 

Your Flowers Are Misplaced

If you like to fill your yard with bright flowers during the spring, pay close attention to placement. If you have bright flowers growing near your windows, patios, and pathways, you're asking for a wasp invasion this summer. Wasps are attracted to the bright flowers, which means they'll colonize where the colors are brightest. To keep wasps away from your patio areas, plant your flower gardens away from the house. For added protection, talk to your wasp pest control provider about natural pesticide methods to keep wasps out of your gardens. 

Your Trash Cans Are Open

If you had problems with wasps last summer, take a close look at your trash cans. You might not realize this, but wasps are attracted to many of the items that you toss in the trash each day. Some of those items include fruit peels, candy wrappers, and soda bottles. If the lids are left off the trash cans, wasps are going to gather. One way to reduce the wasp population in your yard is to keep the lids on your trash cans at all times. You should also talk to your exterminator about including the trash can area in their monthly pesticide service. 

Don't let wasps take over your yard this summer. Follow the tips provided here to keep wasps away, all summer long.