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How To Keep Wasps & Yellow Jackets Out Of Your Albany Yard

September 01, 2021 - Wasps

Are you the type of person that doesn’t mind bees, but cannot stand wasps and yellow jackets, or are you more of the type of person to avoid stinging insects altogether? Either way, this article is for you, as we will not only be discussing what draws wasps and yellow jackets into your yard, but also some great ways to deter them from making themselves at home on your property. If you are interested in learning more, stick around.

Why Wasps & Yellow Jackets Are Such A Big Problem In The Summer

We can expect many things from our New York summers, and stinging insects are certainly one of them. The only question is, where do they all come from? You see, both wasps and yellow jackets are warm-weather pests, and most will often become dormant or die off when the weather cools. If they have the opportunity, they will make their way inside during these cooler months, so it's important to take precautions to prevent them from sticking around.

General Prevention Tips Homeowners Should Use To Keep Stingers Away

If you have ever wondered why wasps and yellow jackets build their nests where they do, it’s quite simple. As you would expect, they build their nests near sources of food and water, but mainly food. This allows them quick access to the provisions needed to sustain and grow a colony.

Here are some ways to eliminate their food sources to deter them from settling down:

  • Pick up over-ripened fruit that has dropped from trees.
  • Make sure after outdoor gatherings that no scraps of food or drink are left behind.
  • Pick up pet food in between feeding times.
  • Be careful not to wear scented perfumes outdoors.
  • If you don’t mind a flowerless yard and garden, consider having them removed or replaced with pretty but pollen-free plants.
  • Make sure all of your trash cans have airtight lids.
  • Remove bird feeders.
  • Repair and seal cracks and damage around your home to stop stingers from getting inside.

If you do notice a stinging insect nest on your property, it's important that you reach out to professionals to help you eliminate it. Taking down a nest on your own can be dangerous, and our professionals at Absolute Pest Control have the experience and the tools to take care of your stinging insects safely.

Call In The Professionals At Absolute Pest Control

If it is already too late for prevention tips and stingers have already made a home on your property, the professionals here at Absolute Pest Control would like to help. To find out what our services would look like for your home and to schedule a service visit, give us a call.

Our team of professionals will work with you and your pest problem to find a solution that works. Reach out to us today to learn more about our year-round pest control options. We offer both residential pest control as well as commercial pest management services.