If it feels like you’re seeing more hornets and wasps flying around, it isn’t your imagination. Every year, these insects do the same thing. In spring, the overwintering queens come out of hiding, start new nests, and grow their populations all spring and summer. In fall, those nests are filled or nearing capacity, and those stinging insects are far more abundant. Here are a few things you should know about hornets and wasps in fall.
- This is the time of year when stinging insects will try to get in through your doors and windows. It is extremely important to make sure you keep doors and windows closed. It is also vital to have screens that are in good working order. When hornets and wasps land on screens, they crawl around in search of entry points. Those entry points can be as small as the size of a pea.
- Damaged weather stripping is an easy access point for stinging insects. Inspect the weather stripping on your sliding doors. If you have any damaged bristles or the weather stripping isn’t making a solid contact from top to bottom, you could accidently let in an unwanted guest. Look closely. It doesn’t take much of a hole for these tiny critters to squeeze in.
- Door sweeps are another, often overlooked, entry point. When wasps and hornets get into the garage or onto the porch, it may be a damaged door sweep that lets them into your home. Fixing your door sweeps will keep them out and keep all the cold air out when it starts to get cold outside.
- If you have nests on your property, you’ll have more run-ins with hornets and wasps. You’ll also have more hornets and wasps trying to get into your eaves and in through your windows as the temperatures go down.
- Hornets and wasps can be quite aggressive when their nest is threatened. It is important to follow strict safety protocols when neutralizing and removing a nest. Pest control companies have the tools and education to do this safely.
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Hornets & Wasps In Fall in Georgia
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