Look out for stinging insects.
This time of year, stinging insects from the order Hymenoptera, family Vespidae, such as wasps, hornets and yellow jackets, start to become a concern. Normally, toward the end of July, these stinging insects have developed large enough colonies or nests that they are noticable around structures and other areas used by people. Aerial wasp nests are beginning to reach large enough sizes to require mulitple treatments to kill the nest. Nests that are on structures or near entry ways or where individuals may be stung should be treated and removed.
-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.
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