As summer draws to a close, it’s not just the weather that changes, but also the behavior of yellow jackets and wasps. These pests become more aggressive in their search for food sources as they approach the end of their life cycle. It’s essential to know how to prevent these insects from building nests on or around your property as they can cause painful stings and allergic reactions. At Rochester Pest Pro, we can discuss some effective ways to control these pests so that you can stay safe.

Seal All Entry Points

One of the best ways to keep yellow jackets and wasps at bay is to seal all potential entry points. Check your property for any gaps or holes that may provide an opening for these pests and seal them off with caulk or other waterproof sealants. This includes sealing off outdoor plumbing, window gaps, and any other cracks or crevices.

Remove Attractants

Yellow jackets and wasps are attracted to sweet foods, meats, and fruits. So, it's best to keep these foods covered or sealed in airtight containers. Additionally, avoid leaving sugary drinks or open containers of food outside. Wipe up spills and crumbs and dispose of garbage frequently.

Keep Your Property Clean

Maintaining a clean environment is always vital in pest control. This means keeping your lawn and garden trimmed and free of debris. Rake up fallen leaves and discard any overripe fruit. Also, ensure that your outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids to keep yellow jackets and wasps away.

Seek Professional Help

In cases where yellow jackets and wasps have already established nests on your property, seeking professional help is always the best option. Pest control experts have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle these pests safely and effectively. They can remove the nests and offer treatment options to prevent future infestations.

When you are experiencing pest issues in your home, you want an immediate pest elimination solution and an ongoing protection plan to make sure your pest control issue does not re-occur. Rochester Pest Pro's Exterior Spray Treatment Maintenance Program is a customized pest control plan developed specifically for your home and family, to eliminate and prevent pests, such as wasps or yellow jackets, in and around your property. We will use our 20+ years of experience to develop and implement a plan for you, taking into consideration your special needs and concerns. Call us today at 585-486-4815, or contact us through our secure form to schedule your inspection; we are here to help!