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Why Stinging Insect Infestations In Louisville Should Be Left To Professionals

August 21, 2018


Late summer in Louisville is a wonderful time to spend days and evenings outdoors. The temperatures are still high, but not quite as hot and humid as in the mid-summer, and most days greet us with sunny skies!

You may think you would encounter fewer pests while spending time outdoors during this time of year as the summer season winds down, but in reality, there’s often an uptick in the activity of stinging insects like wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets in late summer as their populations continue to increase and they prepare for their last hurrah before the colder months arrive.

wasps building nest

While they are not much of an issue in small numbers, nothing ruins a relaxing time outside like an invasion of stinging insects. Nobody wants to spend their time running away from wasps or checking drink containers for unwanted visitors hiding in them.

Unfortunately, when dealing with stinging insects, many people decide to take matters into their own hands. Trying to eliminate wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets on your own is a bad idea for a number of reasons.

First, it can be a literal pain. Most DIY methods of removing nests are just plain dangerous! Store-bought sprays may not kill all the insects in the nest, leaving the remaining ones angry and ready to defend their home from invaders. You are also probably not equipped with the necessary safety equipment to protect yourself when dealing with stinging insects. Either way, there is a high likelihood that you will get stung, possibly multiple times.

Second, you could make the problem worse. If you try to treat the wasps that have built their homes in your walls on your own, you’ll likely end up driving them farther inside instead of eliminating them, which is definitely not the goal.

Finally, many DIY methods of eliminating stinging insects end up hurting other populations of beneficial stinging insects that we need. Certain species of bees are crucial to our own survival, and DIY treatments can end up killing them as well! Similarly, there are certain types of wasps that actually help keep other insect populations low, so if you eliminate those, you may see an increase in other pests in and around your home.

The best way to deal with your stinging insect problem is to call in the professionals. Action Pest Control offers the most effective stinging insect control available! We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we identify the specific type of stinging insects causing the problem before we proceed, that way we can effectively treat for that particular pest! We will also point out any conditions around your home that may be attracting these pests so that you can avoid future problems. Finally, we eliminate your stinging insect problem with the use of specialized personal protective equipment and the most effective insecticides.

Don’t try to DIY your stinging insect problem! It’s better for you, your home, and the environment if you leave the elimination to the trained professionals at Action Pest Control. Give us a call today to avoid stinging insect problems throughout the remainder of the summer!




 

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