Stinging insects like bees, wasps and hornets are not only annoying creatures, they can also be life-threatening. Here are some ways that you can control and possibly prevent these stinging insects from living and breeding in your yard.
- Keep a well-maintained yard. Bees and wasps not only make their nests up high, but also in tree stumps and burrowing in the ground. Eliminating the overgrown areas in your yard will help minimize the population of stinging insects.
- Reduce flowers. They’re pretty, but they are also a source of pollen for bees, so if flowers are a must, then plant them further away from the house or gathering areas.
- Keep food and drinks covered. Bees, wasps and hornets are attracted to the smells of your food and beverages, so keep those things covered and make sure that the garbage can is away from the main gathering area.
- Check your deck. Check underneath your deck regularly for signs of nests.