Stinging insects such as wasps, hornets and yellowjackets can pose several control challenges because of their painful stings. They also tend to swarm when disturbed, which can be especially dangerous for children and those with allergies. Threat levels from stinging insects vary from species to species, but control is necessary anytime a hive or nest is near outdoor recreational or living areas.
Make sure your customers know that getting ahead of stinging insects is vital for protecting their homes and businesses. When it comes to control tactics, proper identification is key. Knowing which stinging insects you’re dealing with can help determine how to handle them; checking for nests is a vital step in keeping stinging insects away. Common nesting spots include the underside of decks and porches, awnings, play sets, and structural overhangs. Wasps and hornets also build their nests in shrubbery and trees.
Be sure to check the entire property for potential nests, and let your clients know that early detection is key to keeping their properties free from stinging insects.