Stopping Wasps, Hornets, And Yellow Jackets From Invading Your Property


Summer is upon us, and so are the bugs! From mosquitoes and ants to spiders, South Carolina summers provide the perfect climate for many pests to thrive. Included in that list are stinging insects. Stopping wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets from invading your property can be difficult, but necessary, to keep your family safe this summer.

The Life Cycle of Stinging Insects

In late fall and early winter, most stinging insects die off. The only ones that survive are the queens, who overwinter in warm spots. Once spring arrives, they come out in the open and begin looking for new places to build their nests, and lay their eggs. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets don't return to old hives; they make new ones each year.

If lucky, you may see the queen at work early this spring, and be able to stop her before the nest is fully formed. Eliminating a nest early in the season, when it only has the first set of young workers, is the easiest way to prevent wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets from invading your property. However, if you didn't have the opportunity, it’s likely a nest has already been built and will continue to thrive over the summer.

All season the population of stinging insects will continue to grow, and by late summer into early fall, the insects will be their most active as they search for food.

Stopping Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets From Invading Your Property

Even if you didn’t have a chance to eliminate a colony before it began, there are things you can do to prevent stinging insects from invading your home and yard.

  • Make sure you don’t leave sweet foods or drinks outside uncovered.
  • Clean the drip tray on your grill regularly.
  • Place tight-fitting lids on outdoor garbage bins.
  • Reduce the number of flowering plants around your house.

If these steps don't do enough to reduce the stinging insect population around your yard, or if you find an active hive, contact The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. We can safely remove hives and reduce the stinging insect population around your house, keeping you and your family safe from painful, and potentially dangerous, stings.

When it comes to stinging insects, don't take chances. To learn more about our stinging insect solutions or to get started today, contact us!

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