Labour Day is on its way, and for many, it’s one last chance to enjoy the freedom of summer with your friends and family. Plenty of people plan BBQs and backyard parties to say goodbye to August and enjoy the outdoors before the holidays are over and everyone goes back to work and school. But wasps, ants, and other pests really get in the way of having a good time in the great outdoors.
In late August and September, wasps become considerably more aggressive than they are in the spring and high summer. That’s all part of the life cycle of a hive; earlier in the summer, worker wasps are busy collecting food that’s high in protein in order to feed growing larvae back in the nest. But the very last reproductive cycle in a wasp nest is the production of fertile queens and males meant for breeding. The workers are then free from bringing food back for larvae, and instead only need to feed themselves. Mature wasps seem to have a preference for richer, sweet foods, which is why they will find their way into pop, wine, beer, and BBQ sauce. The presence of a nearby hive can quickly ruin any Labour Day BBQ, which is why it’s a good idea to take steps to get rid of any wasps well before you make your Labour Day plans.
Fire ants have also become increasingly common in Ontario and they can definitely ruin your backyard BBQ experience. All species of ants can be both bothersome and cause damage to your home, but fire ants are particularly nasty, as they bite. If you notice yourself coming in from the yard with red spots swelling on your leg or other body parts with blisters on the top, it’s a sure sign that you have fire ants. According to Toronto pest control professionals Power Pest Control, the only way to get rid of fire ants in your yard is to exterminate them with an insecticide injection straight into their colonies. Because of the way fire ants spread from one location to another, it’s a process you may need to repeat annually unless you and your neighbors can completely eradicate them from your neighborhood.
With so many bugs and rodents creeping into your backyard, the most sure-fire way of getting peace and quiet back is to call in professionals like Power Pest Control. You want a pest control that uses Integrated Pest Management techniques, a system of pest control designed to effectively use chemicals as well as methods of exclusion and prevention. Having been adapted from agricultural practices, it’s the most comprehensive approach to pest control.
In addition to this comprehensive strategy, the exterminators at Toronto’s Power Pest Control also use chemicals that are safe for your pets, your children, the elderly, and pregnant women. After they’ve dealt with an infestation, your family can get back to enjoying your backyard as soon as possible. The summer months are precious and you don’t want to miss a minute because stinging or biting bugs have forced you inside. Fight back and start soaking up the sun in no time.