If you think only humans are capable of having emotional feelings, you may be wrong. Wasps and bees can be a nuisance during the summer days. Many people are scared of being stung by these bugs. While they do not hurt humans unless provoked, it is important to stay away from them towards the end of the hot months.
Since the colder months are approaching, it is time you learn why wasps get particularly annoyed and aggressive during this time. Wasps are more dangerous than bees and can sting you several times, unlike bees who sting you once and die. To manage these bugs in your home and garden, call Brooks Pest Control today.
Why does wasp aggression increase during the fall season?
Studies found that wasps tend to get more aggressive during the fall season. This is because as the colder months come nearer, there is an increase in the scarcity of food resources. The trees and bushes begin to dry, and there is a lack of food to eat. Wasps require food on a daily basis to support their large population.
Certain wasp food sources like nectar, fruit, and other insects become increasingly scarce during this weather. Therefore, this puts wasps in a very competitive position since they need to compete with other thousands of wasps and get their food from the remaining sources.
When wasps do not get food and have to compete with their fellow wasps constantly, they can become very moody and aggressive.
How to reduce wasp aggression?
Wasps and bees are important parts of the ecosystem. Regardless of how annoying or unsightly they can be to some people, it is not suggested to kill them. However, you do not really have to walk on eggshells around them all the time.
To peacefully coexist with wasps and bees, avoid going near their nests, especially when you are wearing perfume. Also, avoid making any sudden movements when you are near them. They may think of you as their enemy and attack.
Here are some additional tips:
- If there is a nest around your home, get it removed by calling professional pest control. Do not attempt to remove it by yourself, or you can get severely injured.
- Do not panic when you see wasps around you. Try to stay calm as much as possible.
- If you are eating or drinking in your lawn or backyard, keep food and drinks covered so as not to attract the bugs.
Hire a professional pest control service today.