The days may be getting shorter and the temperatures beginning to cool but despite the shift from summer to fall, we have not seen the last of summer pests. Stinging insects remain a serious threat to homeowners in Milwaukee, Madison and throughout Wisconsin during the fall months as their colonies are abundant. This means a greater risk of finding a nest on your property or inside of your home, as well as a greater risk of getting stung.

To help protect your property, home, and family from the threat of stinging insects such as bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, the WI pest control experts at Wil-Kil Pest Control would like to share some information to help prevent stings and nest this fall.

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How to prevent stings and nests

When it comes to stinging insects, the best thing is to prevent them from nesting on your property and especially inside of your home. These insects are not usually aggressive by nature but they will sting if they feel threatened either accidentally or purposefully. To avoid stings and nests, here are some tips:

  • Inspect the outside of your home for an abundance of stinging insects and/or nests in trees, shrubs, underground, and on the sides of the home.
  • Use caution when gardening or playing outside as an accidental encounter with a colony of stinging insects is likely to end in a lot of painful stings. Always wear closed toe shoes and avoid bright colored clothing.
  • Avoid bringing sugary drinks and food outside as this will attract stinging insects to the property.
  • Be sure that your home is properly sealed off on the foundation, windows, and door frames. If windows are open they should have a screen that is well intact with no holes, gaps, or tears.

For residents living in Eau Claire or elsewhere in our Wisconsin pest control service area, if you believe that your home has an abundance of stinging insects or if you have spotted a nest, then please contact Wil-Kil Pest Control today. Our technicians have the expertise to safely and effectively get rid of stinging insects on your property so they do not pose a threat to the health and safety of you and your family.