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Bee Problems? Bees ARE Busier in Autumn—Wasps, Too

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Knockout Pest Control

honey-beeBee problems and wasp infestations seem to get worse in the autumn. It is not your imagination. The chill of autumn slows most insects down, not these stinging pests. Bee and wasp activity increases as the days grow short.

Bees and Wasps Are More Aggressive Now

Bee colonies need to store enough food to get them through New York’s colder months. Wasps go on a carbohydrate binge before the frost kills them off. While both bees and wasps will seek nectar from late-blooming flowers, they are just as attracted to the apple cider at your backyard football parties. They can become quite aggressive in the fall months, so be especially careful.

Fall is When Bees and Wasps Search for Nest Sites

Besides being in the maximum food gathering mode in the fall, bees and wasps may also seek places to over-winter and start new colonies. Bumble bee, paper wasp and yellow jacket queens will crawl into cracks in your home to spend the winter in semi-hibernation, only to start a full-scale infestation come spring.

Avoiding Fall Bee Problems and Wasp Infestations

Avoid spring bee problems and wasp infestations by getting a fall inspection. A professional knows the likely nesting sites and can point out gaps and points of entry to seal off now. Because of the heightened aggression of bees and wasps as summer days draw to a close, don’t risk dealing with them yourself.

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Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Bee Problems and Wasp and Yellow Jacket Infestations Fast

Get an autumn bee or wasp inspection now and prevent a problem later. We have deep knowledge of our region’s most common bee and wasp species and we have the equipment and expertise to put them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time.. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!
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