With the advent of the spring season in Upstate New York, there’s been an increase in pests and insects all around. Pest control services are the most active around this time of the year. One such infestation that can occur in your own house is a wasp and yellow jacket infestations. To make sure you and your family are safe and protected against these harmful insects, it is important to practice both preventive measures and taking steps to get rid of them in the house.
How Can You Prevent an Infestation?
Wasps and yellow jackets, like most other pests, are attracted to leftover food. Yellow jacket in particular loves protein. If you want to keep these pests away, it’s important that you do not leave any food uncovered outside your house. It is also important to keep sugary drinks away because both wasps and yellow jackets are attracted to sugar. Garbage cans should also be lidded and properly covered.
If you must absolutely leave food outside, the one repellant food you can safely keep out is a cucumber. Placing cucumber strips outside has proven to drive wasps away.
Another proactive measure that you can take to keep wasps away is to hang crumpled brown paper bags near or around your house. This will give an illusion of a preexisting nest and wasps usually do not make nests where one already exists. Pest control companies also recommend wearing dull clothes outside in case of a wasp infestation. Bright clothes seem to attract these pests a lot more than black, white or grey ones do.
To keep wasps and yellow jackets from entering the inside of your home, make sure your doors and windows are proofed and sealed enough to not let any pest in.
How Can You Get Rid of an Infestation?
If an infestation already exists, it’s important to call a professional pest exterminator who uses safe, organic products to ensure your home is chemical-free and safe. Wasps and yellow jackets can be dangerous so it is advised to steer clear from handling an infestation yourself. Hire an Albany pest exterminator today to effectively rid your house of wasps and yellow jackets.
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