It's Spring time here at Pest Patrol and we are getting several calls about bees and wasps around doorways and shrubs. Thees pests can inflict painful stings and can cause severe reactions to those who are allergic to them.
But we also have to remember that theses are very important pollinators and are large contributors to the ecosystem. Treating for these pests with pesticides should be a last resort and may be a violation of some products.
It's better to keep susceptible people away from areas where theses pests are foraging. It is also very important to choose a type of plant when planning landscaping that won't attract these type of pests in a close proximity to entrances of structures or where large crowds of people will be.
Here are a few tips:
- Keep flowering plants away from entrances and susceptible areas
- Keep doors and windows shut when pests are foraging
- Check screens and coverings for entrance points
- Eliminate standing water around entrances
These pests are very important and should only be treated when they pose a safety threat.
If you have any questions about these or any other pests, CALL OR TEXT Pest Patrol at 325-673-6700. Or check us out at pestpatroltx.com. Here's to keeping your environment pest free!
Weldon Hurt, President