Spring is a beautiful time of year. Flowers are blooming, the sun is out, birds are singing, and new life is everywhere. But that wonderful warm weather comes with a price. When it warms up, we start to have issues with pests like yellow jackets. These aggressive wasps appear every spring, ruining cookouts, backyard gatherings, outdoor activities, and more. Yellow jacket stings are painful and can cause swelling, itching, and even nausea. If you'd rather not have yellow jackets in your yard or in your home this spring, it is best to put out the unwelcome mat. Here's what you need to know.
Common Yellow Jacket Attractants
Yellow jackets are attracted to anything sweet. Juice cups, soda cans, and things with a high sugar content will attract yellow jackets to your home. Unsealed trash cans will attract these pests as well because trash is often full of sweet things. Yellow jackets are also protein eaters, which means the more bugs you have in your yard, the more yellow jackets you'll have feeding on them.
Preventing Yellow Jackets From Invading
Consider keeping sweet things inside (and in sealed containers) and not leaving cups outside. The less opportunity for yellow jackets to discover food on your property, the better. Try to keep your trash sealed and remove trash regularly from your yard. Pest control is also a good idea to look into because you can get rid of the bugs yellow jackets feed on, as well as the yellow jackets themselves.
Long-Term Pest Control For Your Home
Routine visits and yearly pest service is the best way to keep yellow jackets away from your home. When you partner with Innovative Pest Control, we back our year-round pest control services with a guarantee that, if yellow jackets appear between service visits, we'll come back and take care of them, at no additional charge to you.
At Innovative Pest Control, our pest control technicians are trained to eliminate pests like yellow jackets and prevent them from returning to your yard. If yellow jackets or other pests have become problematic for your Tyler home, give the pest control professionals at Innovative a call today, with over 25 years of experience, your yellow jacket problem will be a thing of the past.