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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive During The Fall Months?

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a wasp sitting on a peice of fruit as it is crouched down and prepared for fly throughout a Colombia south carolina home

What would you do to protect your home and the people inside if an intruder broke in? Whatever it takes, right? Wasps are the same way. When they feel someone is a threat to their home, they will do anything in their power to get them to go away. Most often this involves painful stings and a lot of buzzing. If you have ever been bitten by a single wasp, then you know that disturbing an entire nest of angry wasps would be a bad idea. As summer is turning into fall, wasps are getting a little more protective of their homes. But why?

As you may know, wasps here in South Carolina tend to disappear during the colder months. During this time, wasp queens across our state hide and hibernate. Right now, those queens are getting ready to do this, and the members of their hives are helping as much as possible. For the guards of the colonies, this means being extra vigilant to keep intruders at bay so they are much more aggressive and more likely to sting. If your property has an active nest, our suggestion is that you keep your distance.

If you see wasps flying around in your yard, do your best to avoid it while looking around for a nest. Some wasps will build their nests up high usually along the roofline of homes and sheds. Other species of wasps build nests in abandoned holes in the ground, usually the result of a gopher or other ground pest infestation. If you find a nest, be sure to avoid it and get to the safety of your home as soon as possible.

Your next step should be to give the pros at Aiken Pest a call. Our pest professionals have been trained in the safest and most effective ways to deal with aggressive fall wasps and would be happy to help you with yours. Unsure if your property has an active wasp nest or not? We can help with this too. Our pest technicians know what to look for to find active nests both above and below ground. If one exists on your property, they will find it. Want to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment for your property? Contact our team today. We will make sure you and your property get the treatment you deserve.

 

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