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On August 1st, 2018

Use care when controlling wasps

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We have had an unusually high number of customers asking about wasp control, so this must be a banner year for the stinging insects. We recommend Fertilome Wasp and Hornet Killer and Bengal Wasp and Hornet Killer.
Here are some tips to keep you safe:

  • Treat the nests at night when there is less chance of being stung.
  • Cover all exposed skin and tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks.
  • If you are using a flashlight, cover the lens with red cellophane because wasps are attracted to yellow light.
  • Plan an escape route -- just in case.

However, if the nest location is isolated, you might choose to leave them alone. Wasps are considered a beneficial insect, preying on caterpillars and flies, so it they don't present a hazard, it's a good idea to let Mother Nature eventually take care of the nests with freezing weather.

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