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Don’t Expect Bees And Wasps To Go Away Once Fall Arrives In Massachusetts

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Bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and giant wasps are all common stinging insects that are found in Massachusetts. Most people associate stinging insects with the warm weather of summer, becoming unwanted guests at barbeques, picnics and in the garden. However these pests are still a threat once the cooler weather of fall comes around, in fact the nests that were built in the spring where eggs were laid are now full of mature insects and could become an even bigger problem.

While location varies by type, stinging insects tend to build their nests in trees, under roof soffits, in the ground, and behind walls and in attics. Regardless of where they construct their nests, bees, wasps and hornets are not pests you want living in close proximity to your family. If you are wondering if yellow jackets are really dangerous or are concerned about the problems associated with other stinging insects, you should be! The venom of wasps and other stinging insects can cause severe allergic reactions in people. In some cases, medical attention must sought right away as stings can be very dangerous and even prove fatal for some individuals. These pests may even threaten the health of pets.

The outdoors is not the only place that you will find stinging insects this fall; like other pests wasps and others could try to make their way indoors in order to find warm shelter, food and water. Knowing that stinging insects remain active during the fall both outdoors and indoors will hopefully allow you to notice them before they have a chance to sting you. You can also try pest-proofing your home to keep stinging insects out. Pest-proofing or pest prevention includes identifying and correcting conditions that attract insects to your home in the first place. To prevent stinging insects and other pests from entering your home, try:

  • Caulking gaps around windows and doors.

  • Checking screens to make sure that they are intact, replacing or repairing any that are not.

  • Installing a tight fitting cap on your chimney.

  • Repairing any loose roof shingles.

  • Sealing cracks or crevices in your home’s foundation or elsewhere on the exterior of the home.

Also, contacting a Massachusetts pest control provider is a smart way to outmaneuver bees and wasps. Professionals can help you identify exactly what type of stinging insect you are dealing with, help with bee removal and stinging insect control and can also help you protect your home all year long from other insects and even rodents.

Don’t wait another day get help with the New England wasps and other stinging insects that are found on your property or in your home. They can be a real threat for you and your family and should only be dealt with by a trained pest control professional. For bee and wasp control in Worcester and Massachusetts or to learn more about pest prevention, Big Blue Bug Solutions can help. A local pest control company serving New England, Big Blue Bug offers quality service to homes and businesses and has been doing so for more than 75 years.