Tips To Prevent Problems With Stinging Insects In Glendale
It is no fun being stung by a wasp or a hornet. But the excruciating pain of being stung isn't the worst part. A sting from a wasp or hornet can be fatal. That is why all Glendale residents should take precaution when it comes to stinging insects. Here are some prevention tips that will help you protect yourself from being stung year-round.
There are many ways you can take personal precautions to prevent stings from occurring.
- If you wear bright-colored clothing or clothing with flower patterns, stinging insects are going to be drawn to you because their compound eyes will have a hard time telling the difference between you and a patch of flowers. It is best to not wear bright colors or flower patterns when you go out into your yard.
- If you smell like a flower, stinging insects will take notice. Wearing perfumes or colognes when you are outside could attract some unwanted attention.
- Wasps and hornets can be drawn to the food we eat, both sugars and meats. When you have a cookout in your backyard, be sure to keep foods in sealed containers until you're ready to cook and put food in a plastic bag when you're done eating to avoid having stinging insects buzz around your outdoor cooking area.
- A stinging insect can drink sugar water like it drinks nectar from a flower. Be sure to keep beverages in a sealed cup or bottle and never leave drinks outside, unattended.
The Way Stinging Insects Think
We don't have to tell you that flowers are an attractant for stinging pests. The more flowers and flowering plants you have around your home, the more likely you'll have visitations from wasps and hornets. But that's okay. It isn't a bad thing to have a wasp or hornet visit your property. Those insects help with pollination and they also kill poisonous spiders. As long as they don't create a nest on your property, you're probably going to be fine.
It is not commonly known, but stinging insects usually only sting when their nest is threatened. Social wasps and hornets have a nest-protection instinct. When they are away from their nest, they rarely sting. Even yellow jackets are mostly harmless when you come across one in your landscaping, just as long as you don't accidentally provoke it.
If you run into a wasp or hornet in your yard, stay calm. That insect doesn't have any interest in stinging you. You can stand in the midsts of hundreds of yellow jackets and not get stung, as long as those yellow jackets aren't near their nest. The key is to move slowly. Even if a yellow jacket lands on you, you probably won't get stung as long as you stay calm. Move your arm in a steady motion and the yellow jacket should fly away. Then, leave that area and let that wasp get back to its business.
When you encounter stinging insects near their nest, you're in for some trouble. The nest protection instinct of wasps and hornets will cause them to swarm and sting. For this reason, nest removal is essential to sting prevention.
But who has time to do routine checks for stinging insects? If you have ongoing pest control service for your home, you don't have to. Your licensed pest control professional will detect developing nests for you. You don't have to spend a single minute thinking about it. Best of all, your pest professional has the equipment, experience and knowledge to appropriately remove nests from your property.
In the Glendale, AZ area, reach out to Schendel Pest Services and ask about Premium Care and Premium Care + Plus. With Premium Care, you'll get routine visits and routine treatments for a wide range of Arizona pests. During your service visits, your Schendel pest professional will perform a carefully developed and proven seven-step process that will reduce pests around your home, inside your home, and give you the ongoing protection you need to keep pests out of your home. Get started today by scheduling a free pest control inspection. We'll help you get the pest control you need to prevent harmful pests like wasps and hornets from establishing themselves on your property.
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