Dealing with wasps in your homes can be very frustrating. They are sure to ruin the fun if you’re enjoying a brunch outside your yard with your friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We at Accurate Pest Control have a few tips that will help recognize what attracts wasps.
If you notice a swarm of wasps flying around in your home or in the backyard where your kids play, there must be something attracting them. We have outlined five things that you need to watch out for:
Secure & Cozy Refuge
Worried why wasps are scouting at your home? There could be a possibility of finding a safe refuge. You must have often noticed they mostly find shelter in insulated walls, crevices, and hidden cracks and cavities. During the winter months, the queen wasps take charge and find a safe, warm, and protected sanctuary for her colony. Wasps love staying inside the walls or underneath your homes. The queen wasps will hide through the winter, knowing that her territory is protected and cozy inside your home. They also prefer staying in spots where they have easy access to weathered wood. Wasps use wood fiber to build their homes.
Creepy-Crawly Bugs Accessibility
Warmer months are the time where wasps chase for food. So if you have insects in your yard or garden, you are bound to find wasps residing very often. If you see wasps hovering above the ground, they are looking to feed on insects on the soil resembling larvae and grubs. These are known as digger wasps, and the cicada killer wasp preys on cicada eggs. Wasps are said to be exceptional yard pest terminators; it becomes a problem if they start constructing nests on your property.
Wasps also like to find scraps of meats and leftovers while hunting sprees in the spring and summer. Suppose you find wasps buzzing around the leftover meat and food scraps in your waste bin- it is because they adore protein-based foods. If you’re planning to have a picnic for your kids in the garden, you need to be watchful for wasps sneaking into the food plate or hovering onto food scraps left on the ground.
As the season’s change, wasps love trying new kinds of foods. They’ll swap out the protein-based foods to trying something sweet. If you have a tree in your backyard that bears sweet fruits, don’t be surprised to see wasps determinedly prowl around the tree. They are also attracted to your soda cans/fruit juices and will dive straight into it if they get a chance.
It is no news that bees and wasps love nectar, which is also a food source for them. If you have trees with many flowers, there will be wasps swarming in your garden. They get too attracted to the fragrance of the flowers blooming in your garden. This means if you’re wearing sweet-scented body spray, wasps are likely to be attracted to the scent.
Well, now that you know the top things that attract them, you can make a conscious effort to remove anything that can attract them to your home. Don’t hesitate to call a pest control company in San Antonio, such as Accurate Pest Control, to quickly solve the problem..