Many homeowners have reported a definite increase in the number of swarms of insects, such as wasps and termites, they've needed to deal with this summer. With the weird weather we've been having, with longer and hotter summers, insects just like these are coming out in abundance and their populations are actually doing rather well.
Pest control experts all over Australia are reporting a marked increased in customers demanding their services, and if you are one of the many homeowners struggling to keep your pets and kids safe from biting or stinging critters, you need to learn how to deal with them better.
How to keep your family safe
Wasps are nasty creatures and although we try to train our kids to stand still and not flap about when they are around, it's not advice that always works. Even when you are standing perfectly still these wasps may still attempt to sting you, and this will be because they are attracted to things such as your perfume, antiperspirant, body odour, etc.
Rather than encouraging your children to stand still and try and avoid flapping around, usher them inside and try to find the root of the problem. If there are many wasps zooming around in your back garden, it could be that they are attracted to sweet foods left lying around or maybe even the scent of the flowers you have growing. It might even by the fizzy drink bottles you have opened that are drawing them close. Clearing these away and mopping up any spillages will help to get rid of the wasps.
The other possibility is that you have a wasp's nest nearby, at which point professional assistance should probably be called.
If you have found a wasp's nest on your land, you will need to try and remember to keep doors and windows closed until the nest has been safely removed by pest control. They will be attracted to the food and drinks you have within your home as well as out in the backyard.
Garbage should be somewhere contained, where insects and other animals can't easily get to it. A large garden trash will work but you should ensure that it has a lid, and it is regularly cleaned with a damp cloth and some disinfectant.
Although you won't always be able to keep insects such as wasps away from your property, knowing how to protect yourself and taking preventive measures should minimise the need for you to hire pest control. However, if you find yourself or your family in danger, you may find that calling for assistance from Pest Control is the smartest choice.