Do you have a lot of bees, hornets and flies in your home? Well, here are the best preventative measures to reduce these flying insects in your home or yard.
1. Choose The Right Flower Bed Plants
To keep away wasps, bees and hornets, you need to reduce the flowering plants in your yard. However, if you prefer having flowering plants in your garden, plant them in a spot far away from the entrance, patio, deck or pool.
2. Trim Your Landscape Plants
Trim your landscape plants properly and make sure they are at least a foot away from your home. The trees and shrubs should be properly trimmed to avoid overhang. With proper maintenance, these plants are less likely going to become resting places for wasps and hornets.
3. Cut Down Large And Rotted Trees
If there are any large and rotted trees in your backyard, you need to cut them down. That’s because the holes are perfect places for nests and hives.
4. Welcome Birds
Make sure your yard is bird-friendly to prevent flying or stinging insects from approaching your home. Note that, a lot of birds feast on insects.
5. Seal All The Cracks And Openings
Remove the possibility of flying or stinging insects getting into your home by sealing all the cracks, holes and openings. You should use sealants such as putty and silicone to seal the openings effectively.
6. Cover The Garbage Cans
If your garbage cans are stored outside, the covers should be placed securely. Most insects are attracted to your garbage and can easily make a home there.
7. Avoid Bright Colors And Strong Perfumes
Vivid colors and floral designs attract insects so you need to avoid them. Also, avoid perfume that often attracts pollinators if you want to keep bees away from your home.
Call pest management professionals when any of these tips don’t work when trying to keep insects away to handle the job effectively.