The Annoying Buzz of Summer
Through their stinging and generally annoying behaviour, wasps manage to earn themselves a pretty bad press, but it is important to remember that they are a vital part of your garden’s natural balance. They feed on small insects that might otherwise wreak havoc amongst your plants.
That said, having a garden full of wasps is no fun for anyone so, to encourage your wasps to go elsewhere follow these simple tips:
· Ensure that dustbins have tight-fitting lids, and keep them closed!
· Keep food and drinks covered
· Pack away unfinished foods, clear up food debris and wipe down spillages
· Clear fallen fruit from your garden
· A professional pest controller can advise on the effective use of outdoor wasp traps
· If you think you have a wasp nest in your home or garden arrange to have it removed professionally before it becomes a nuisance
And what not to do!
Wasp venom contains an alarm pheromone. This means that when a wasp has stung something or been killed, other wasps will become more aggressive. So remember, there may be a ‘sting in the tail’ for you upon pelting that pesky wasp with your rolled-up newspaper!
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