Extended summer temperatures mean some pesky insects are sticking around. Wasps, bees, hornets, and ants are still out in full force. To keep your property clear of these pests you’ll want to know a few things about them and where they might be making their home so you can steer clear of them or call the pest control professionals at Truly Nolen.
Yellow jackets are generally considered very aggressive while paper wasps are not considered to be very aggressive, though they will attack and sting if threatened or provoked. Yellow jackets love to hang out around garbage cans, picnic areas, and discarded beverage containers, so it is crucial to keep trash picked up and garbage cans clean. Paper wasps often aren’t as noticeable since they like to build their nests in attics, on the undersides of porches, in hollow fence posts, and on window and door frames.
Honey bees often make their nests in the walls, hollows, or attic of a home; carpenter bees will make their nest in anything made of wood (decks, siding, window seals, swing sets, etc); and bumble bees prefer deteriorating organic substances (mulch, pine straw, grass clippings, etc) but will sometimes establish a nest in a wall, crawl space, or attic.
Georgia is home to the common Bald Face Hornet and the European Hornet. Bald Face Hornets are more likely to build their nests in the open whereas European Hornets build their nests on the side of trees, inside hollow trees/logs, and around rocks.
Ant colonies are located underground, in ground-level mounds, or in trees. They may enter your home in search of food and because they leave an invisible chemical trail for other ants to follow, you can quickly be faced with an infestation. It is important to always clean up food debris and spills and if you see ants crawling around, be sure to wipe down the areas where you see them with a regular kitchen cleaner to erase their scent trails. Be sure to also regularly remove all garbage from your home and make sure no food is left sitting in your garbage disposal.
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