Insects frequently wreak mayhem on our food crops, usually fruit trees. Sadly, wasps on fruit cause something of a hazard. This fact is why learning how to keep wasps away from fruit trees is vital.
Why and How to Keep Wasps Away
While wasps feed on many pests during the growing season, their attention shifts from protein products to sugary sources in the late summer to early autumn. Wasps are like humans. These pests in fruit trees are as natural as individuals in fruit trees. Both desire the same thing.
The negative side of these tiny predators living the same space as humans are their possible lethal stings. For some folks, the sting from wasps might be an aching bother, but it is a deadly threat for other individuals. Many people die from just one wasp sting.
Stinging wasps in fruit trees might attack several times. They also discharge a scent that lets other wasps know to come to their assistance.
Wasps and Fruit Trees
Fruit tree wasps will vehemently defend their territory when bothered by harvesting hands. Some protection is offered by wearing heavy clothing with boots and gloves. Also, a beekeeper's hat with a veil is a good idea too.
Since wasps love the sugars of the fruits, they enjoy juice leaking intoxicants of rotten fruit. Be sure to keep a clean area around the fruit tree, picking up any fallen fruit, and cut any damaged fruit still dangling from the limbs.
When spraying the wasps, it is best to use an insecticide named JET spray, which shoots out a stable stream going ten feet or more.
Because wasps are motionless at night, this is the best time to treat the nest. Spray the nest swiftly and thoroughly at night. Stay away for at least 24 hours. If applying a treatment to a ground colony, cover the entrance with soil to block it.
Lastly, a bait trap with meat or fish might help keep wasps away from your fruit tree. You can buy bait traps or make your own. For information on how to make bait traps for wasps in fruit trees, call Rochester Tree Service.
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