Stinging insects can wreak havoc around your home and make you nervous to spend time outside. Although bees are a critical part of our ecosystem, having nests around your house is stressful, especially if you or a family member is allergic.
To keep your home safe and comfortable, you should know how to effectively prevent and remove bee and wasp nests.
Why You Should Remove Bee and Wasp Nests
A bee and wasp presence around your home is more than just a nuisance. These insects can cause painful stings, and if you’re allergic, being stung can have serious health risks. They can be harmful for pets, too, and dogs and cats don’t know better than to stay away from them. If the insects make nests on the exterior of your home, they can easily get inside as well.
How to Prevent Bee and Wasp Nests Around Your Home
Bee and wasp problems peak in the summer, but you can start putting preventative measures in place in the spring to stop the insects from taking interest in your house. One of the best things you can do is remove food sources from around your home, including pet food and ripe or old fruits and berries.
Keep your garbage cans sealed, and cover up your compost piles. There are also certain plants that are known to prevent wasps, such as mint, wormwood, basil, and marigold.
How to Get Rid of Bees and Wasps
You should be exceptionally careful when removing a bee or wasp nest from your house. It’s best to leave the job to professionals as they have the experience and equipment needed to handle the problem safely and effectively. To prevent the insects from returning, it’s important to fully remove the nest, which can be difficult if it’s located deep within a crack or crevice on the property.
Alvin Pest Control’s team is experienced with bee and wasp removal. Our experts will inspect the exterior of your home to locate all the nests, and they’ll carefully extract the nests to get rid of the infestation. We’ll also offer suggestions for how you can reduce your risk of a future bee or wasp problem by making your home less appealing to the stinging insects.
Bees and wasps are challenging problems, but you shouldn’t deal with them alone. If you’re concerned about bee or wasp nests around your property, Alvin Pest Control is happy to help. Contact us today for a free quote on bee and wasp nest removal.