Educate customers to prevent stinging insects


April 16, 2024

Dr. Cisse Spragins

Dr. Cisse Spragins, founder and CEO, Rockwell Labs

Preventing stinging insects from nesting on or around your customer’s home is an important first step to management.

Educate customers about measures such as:

  • Covering trash cans with tight lids.
  • Covering drinks, food and pet food.
  • Keeping shrubs and trees trimmed.
  • Eliminating standing water.
  • Caulking or sealing possible exterior entry points.
  • Painting or sealing untreated wood.
  • Storing firewood away from the structure.

Addressing these and other conditions that attract other insects also will remove a potential food source for stinging insects.

As for product choices, botanical insecticides feature strong repellency that will deter insects from attractive nesting and foraging sites. A wettable dust formula will help extend residual.

Focus applications on the exterior foundation, window and door frames, eaves, porches and decks during the stinging insect season.


About the Author

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Dr. Cisse Spragins is founder and CEO of Rockwell Labs Ltd. She is also a PMP Hall of Famer, Class of 2018.

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