How to Enjoy the Rest of Your Summer Without Stinging Insects
While South Carolina residents do experience colder weather during fall and winter, we often don’t see the chilly temperatures arrive until much later in the year. After all, we are still considered a southern state! Because the cold weather takes longer to get to us, certain pests that become inactive in other areas of the United States, continue to forage for food, build nests, and provide problems for homeowners. Pests that are still incredibly active as we head into fall are stinging insects.
Wasps, hornets, and bees are still buzzing around our heads during outdoor barbecues and building nests on our South Carolina properties. Unfortunately, stinging insects often become more aggressive in the late summer and early fall as they prepare for the colder weather. This can lead to potential stings that endanger you and your family, and why it is important to understand what steps you can take to avoid disturbing these frustrating insects.
How To Avoid Stinging Insects This Year
Any South Carolina resident knows not to mess with an angry hive of hornets; however, it can be easy to forget what encouraged those hornets to nest on your property in the first place. Often, it is our lack of awareness that promotes stinging insect activity on our properties. To avoid stingers this year, and to mitigate your risk of being stung, try to follow a few of these prevention tips.
Try not to wear floral or bright-colored clothing. Some bees might mistake you for a flower they can collect nectar from!
Along the same line of logic as the tip above, avoid wearing heavily scented lotions, shampoos, and perfumes, as these scents will make you attractive to stinging insects.
Never approach a location where you know a hive exists. Most species of stinging insects become aggressive when threatened, especially with fall close by.
Don’t give stinging insects a food source by leaving your garbage cans open, setting out uncovered picnic food, or forgetting to bring soda cans inside. Food makes your property an attractive place to forage.
Seal gaps around your roof eaves, foundation, and attic spaces, as these secluded areas make a great place to hide as the colder weather approaches.
No matter how late in the season it is, it is never too late for you to contact The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. for your stinging insect concerns. You should never try to remove these aggressive insects on your own, as it could put you or your family in harm’s way. The pest technicians here at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. have what it takes to keep your property protected and properly remove stinging insect threats. Reach out to us today for more information!