Having wasps, hornets, bees, or yellow jackets crashing your backyard barbecue or ruining your picnic can put a damper on the summer. These pests wiggle their way into every nook and cranny of your home, searching for the perfect place to create their nest that will soon hold the second generation of your infestation. They typically set up shop in wall cavities, under eaves, on outdoor furniture, and in garages or sheds. Our team knows all their hiding places, allowing them to effectively protect you and your loved ones.
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Here at Epcon Lane, we believe great pest control shouldn’t break the bank. Unlike other companies, we don’t make you buy additional plans when you’re being swarmed by stinging insects. With our Peace of Mind packages, stinging insect control in Ohio is included! Whether it’s ants in the kitchen or wasps in the trees, we have your solution. To sweeten the deal, you can save $250 on our Peace of Mind Plus plan when you sign up today!
Determine What You’re Dealing With
When you know what unwelcome visitor is in your backyard, it can help reduce the uncertainty of your situation, letting you breathe a little easier. If you’re not sure what insect you’re dealing with, that’s okay! Our stinging insect technicians in Ohio will identify them before treatment so they can provide the most effective service possible.
While they might seem scary, honey bees are the reason you’re able to enjoy fruits and vegetables! A third of all agricultural output in the United States depends on pollination, which bees do most of. That’s why we carefully move bee hives to a different location, far from your home, so they can continue to do their jobs. By calling us, you’re doing your part to protect our pollinators!
Wasps have a distinctive appearance, with pinched waists, a brown body with yellow markings, and long legs. They tend to be aggressive, especially when threatened. They are capable of stinging repeatedly, leaving you with multiple red, swollen, and painful welts.
If you have a wasp nest, we do not recommend you attempt to remove it yourself. Our professional wasp technicians have the proper equipment and products necessary for safe removal of wasps and their nests.
Hornets are a subset of wasps, distinguished due to their larger size and even more aggressive behavior. Just like wasps, when hornets sting you, their stingers aren’t pulled out of their bodies. This means they can’t die, allowing them to sting you, and anyone near the nest when its threatened, multiple times.
Our technicians have the training necessary to properly and completely remove a hornet nest safely. You should never attempt to remove a hornet nest yourself, as you risk endangering yourself as well anyone else in the vicinity.
Yellow jackets are easiest to identify, as their bodies are brightly colored and mostly yellow, hence their name. Like wasps and hornets, yellow jackets are aggressive and will quickly defend themselves, as well as act unprovoked. They both sting and bite, usually at the same time, causing even more pain.
Due to the risk they pose to your safety, we recommend that you never attempt to remove a yellow jacket nest on your own. Our professional yellow jacket technicians will ensure the job is done properly and safely, eliminating them without risking anyone’s wellbeing.
How You Can Safeguard Your Home
While you should leave stinging insect control in Ohio to the professionals, and you should never attempt to remove a nest on your own, there are steps you can take to make your home safer.
- Cover and remove sweet things: We aren’t the only ones with a sweet tooth! Sugary foods and drinks are like beacons to stinging insects. Cover your food to avoid sharing it with wasps or another unwelcome insect, and properly dispose of scraps in a sealed trash can.
- Maintain your home, garage, and deck: Stinging insects build their nests in protected areas. When you have broken boards, gapping siding, or holes in soffits, you’re more likely to spot a nest there in the near future.
- Keep up with yard work: While nests in the air are more common, some species of wasps build their nests in existing holes in your yard. By regularly filling in holes, like those made by rodents, you reduce your risk of going foot-first into a hive of angry wasps.
- Keep your home and garden separate: Gardens attract them all—bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. The sweet nectar of flowers draws them in, as well as smaller insects they can prey on. By keeping space between your garden and home, it’s less likely you’ll have stinging insects migrate towards you.
Providing Local Pest Control for Over 75 Years
As a third generation family-owned pest control company, we know the importance of family. That’s why our first priority if the safety of you and your loved ones, which is one reason we’ve spent so long perfecting our stinging insect control in Ohio. We want you to enjoy your time outdoors, not run from it because of pesky insects. Regardless of what stinging insects you have in your backyard, Epcon Lane is here to help!
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