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As you begin to spend more time outside in the spring and summer, wasps also may begin to establish themselves near your home. Like many pests, wasps are attracted to and do the best in areas where food or garbage are common. Although you need to have food and garbage near your home, there are a variety of ways to avoid the annoying pests and their painful stings.


Look for potential nests

Hornets and yellow jackets are among the more social wasps and can be very annoying if they decide to nest near your home, so the best thing to do is nip the problem in the bud. Wasps are easiest to control in the spring. As National Geographic magazine explained, wasp colonies start from nothing but a fertilized queen each spring. She comes in after surviving the winter to begin her new hive. By the end of the summer, these wasps can number in the thousands, making pest control more difficult. It may be best to spend an afternoon in the spring looking around your home - under the gutters, in the eaves, near garbage, close to the grill to try to find the beginning of a colony. Contact your local pest control business to get rid of the nest if you end up finding one.

Avoid wasp triggers

If your family is outside enjoying a beautiful spring day, there are plenty of things that you can do to lessen the likelihood of being bothered by any wasps that are nearby, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flowers are a major attraction for wasps. That doesn't just mean that you and your family should avoid flowers, but anything that smells floral, like shampoo, deodorant and perfume.

You should wear light-colored clothing that covers your body well so that if you're attacked, you won't be stung. Food that's left out at a picnic or cookout can also attract wasps.

Be smart year-round

Even over the winter and cooler months when wasps aren't active, you can patrol the yard to prevent future infestations. Look for old, vacant nests and dispose of them to prevent other scavenger insects from taking over your yard the following spring. Consider bringing in a pest management service to look for potential wasp issues before they become a reality.

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