What’s attracting wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets to my Jacksonville home?  

March 28, 2019


Now is the time to watch for stinging insects around your Jacksonville home. Emerging in the spring, they’ll continue to multiply all summer long. If you have stinging insects around your home now, when the end of summer rolls around you’ll be overwhelmed by their numbers!
 
Stinging insects are not only a nuisance to have flying around, but they can also be dangerous. They can put the guests at your barbecue on edge and turn your kids' outdoor play time into a disaster. The sting these insects leave is painful, and some may even experience allergic reactions. If this happens, seek medical attention immediately. It’s important to keep these pests away and protect yourself and your family. In order to do this, you must first know what is attracting stinging insects to your Jacksonville home.
 
Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets can be attracted to your property by multiple factors:
 
Sweet smells, such as the trash can out front or the fruit trees out back,may attract them to your yard.
Both wasps and bees are responsible for pollinating flowers, so if you have lots of flowers decorating your yard this could bring in the wasps. Your yard could provide the perfect place for them to make a home.
Many stinging insects are attracted to overhangs that provide a sturdy place to nest. This could include rooflines, siding, under the porch, or other areas along the house. 
 
Unfortunately, many of these factors you can’t change, and the others are factors you shouldn’t have to change. No one wants to be forced to remove their plants and flowers to keep stinging insects away. That’s where professional pest control can help.

Why DIY Isn't the Best Solution 

There are many reasons professional pest control is highly recommended over trying to control stinging insects on your own. DIY methods can be dangerous and ineffective. Some of the chemicals used with these methods can pose a health hazard for you, your pets, and your family. The sting of wasps and hornets is obviously a concern, as well.
 
These insects differ from bees because they have the ability to sting multiple times. DIY methods usually only target patches of the population, while the remainder of the colony will rebuild their nest in another location. Read more about DIY methods in our blog, Why You Shouldn’t Try to Handle Stinging Insects Alone.
 
The time you spend in your yard should be worry-free and enjoyable. Professional pest control can help make that happen. Lindsey Pest Services offers highly-effective wasp and hornet control. We will remove the nests and create a treatment plan to eliminate the stinging insects from your property.
 
You can turn to Lindsey Pest Services for an effective solution. Reach out to schedule your free inspection!

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