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What Attracts Bees, Wasps, And Yellow Jackets To Lawns In Davenport

July 31, 2019

carpenter bee coming out of wood

There are many types of bees and wasps to deal with in the Davenport area. But what attracts them? They built their nests all spring and now there are more flying around, looking to feed from blooming flowers and gardens. Summer is when flowers and plants in gardens provide pollen and nectar for bees, wasps, and yellow jackets.  

Why My Yard?

If you have flowers or a vegetable garden, or even if your neighbor does, it will attract bees and wasps to your yard. During the summer, bees are in nectar dearth and will eat stored nectar and pollen from these types of flowering plants. Wasps also feed on pollen and nectar. However, sometimes they will feed on insects and spiders, or invade a honeybee’s nest to steal honey and bee larvae. So, wasps may invade your property in search of these pests, not just your plants. Another reason bees, wasps, and yellow jackets may be attracted to your yard is if you have a pool, pond, or a bird bath. Wasps need water to survive and a close water source will make a home more appealing.

Why Call a Professional?

Removing a nest can result in agitating bees, wasps, or yellow jackets. When agitated, these insects are more prone to go after people. Even swatting at them can irritate them enough to go after you. This could result in multiple stings which can cause an allergic reaction or even be life-threatening for some individuals.

Did you know that, in the United States, 3 to 4 times as many people die from bee stings than from snakebites? Because of the risk associated with getting stung, and the risk of agitating a hive, it is best to contact a professional at Quik-Kill as soon as possible to remove any hives or nests near your home.

If you contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today, you can receive a free Home GuardianSM inspection. Call today so you can ‘bee’ done with your stinging pest problem safely.


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