The Answer To Getting Rid Of Wasps Around Your Atlanta Yard

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Springtime in Atlanta is filled with the heady aromas of the blossoming fruit and flowering trees. Wasps also welcome the sweet, tantalizing smell. Several types of wasps and hornets call the area around Atlanta home. To prevent contact that can result in painful stings, residential pest control in Atlanta has to include preventive measures to reduce the possibility.

If you are not enjoying spring and summer outdoor activities because of the wasp population in your yard, keep reading to learn why wasps are possibly attracted to your yard and how to control wasps with the help of Solstys Environmental.

The Role Wasps Play In Our Ecosystem

Wasps in Atlanta are something we want to keep in the ecosystem. These flying insects are beneficial because they eat the sweet nectar of flowers and pollinate plants. However, wasps also feed on insects like aphids, beetles, crickets, spiders that may bite, and caterpillars that damage plants.

The wasp helps to control the population of these insects, and thus they help to keep your yard and garden green and produce fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Bees and wasps are not in your yard to be a nuisance to you. These insects are in your yard looking for food, water, and a place to build a nest and raise their young.

Why You Don't Want Wasps Hanging Around Your Yard

Wasps are beneficial for the ecosystem. Not all wasps sting, but you want to avoid wasp nests in your yard or inside your home and outbuildings. The insects in the wasp family can be problematic if they take up permanent residence on your property, and during the winter, they may decide to move inside your home.

Some problems wasps can cause include:

  • Many species of wasps will sting if they feel threatened.
  • Aggressive wasps may sting just because you have invaded "their" space.
  • Unlike bees, some wasps can repeatedly sting without losing their stinger.
  • Severe allergic reactions in some people require medical treatment.
  • Mud wasps can build nests that block hoses, clog gas orifices, and more.

Wasp stings are painful, and while most people will only suffer mild swelling and discomfort, people with allergic reactions may require medical treatment. If you are stung by several wasps, you may need medical treatment even if you are not allergic to them.

 Five Eco-Friendly Wasp Prevention Tips For Your Yard

The best way to stop infestations and control wasp populations around your property is to be proactive with wasp prevention methods that make your yard less attractive. You want some wasps to stop by occasionally, so eco-friendly prevention methods are ideal. Try these five easy wasp prevention tips:

  1. Seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points.
  2. When dining outside, cover food, drinks, and trash.
  3. Do not wear strong scents or heavily perfumed hygiene products when outside.
  4. Repair holes or tears in screens on windows, doors, and vents.
  5. Keep the doors to your home closed to prevent entry.

Wasps will be attracted to fruit, so pick up any fallen fruit from trees. If you see a wasp nest, call a professional for wasp identification and removal methods that will not put your family at risk. 

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Wasps In Your Yard

Getting rid of these stinging insects can be dangerous. If you threaten their nest, you are likely to be stung. DIY products and methods of removal are not effective, can put you in danger, and will only eliminate a portion of the insects on your property.

If you have wasp concerns or an infestation of wasps in your Atlanta home, contact Solstys Environmental. We will send an experienced home pest control technician to help you eliminate the problem and keep these stinging insects away for good.

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