Bees and Wasps return to homes for Spring season

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Now that the snow is gone, some pesky insects are already starting to pop up all over Siouxland. Lisa Nordstrom, a key operator at Bomgaars, described how to spot a wasp nest anywhere. 

“Look around your home, under the ease and innings, and if you start seeing a wasps nest developing, and usually you’ll know because you’ll see a little clump which looks like dirt with a few little holes, knock it out,” said Nordstrom.

Removing a nest is the quickest way to remove a bee or wasp invasion, but it can be difficult for some people to maneuver, that’s when pesticides can come in handy. 

“Spectacide shoots up to 27 feet so you can stand back and shoot the chemical and it goes in a stream right up to the nest,” said Nordstrom. 

You can also find other chemicals like fruit tree spray and weed be gone, but Boomgaars warns people not to use these kinds of chemicals sprays during pollination season. 

“Dandelions, when they are in full bloom, is the perfect timing for pollination. Please don’t kill the blooms. The bees need the flowers to pollinate and if we don’t have that, we don’t have any vegetation,” said Nordstrom. 

According to a recent study by biologicaldiversity.org, there are 1,437 species of bees and more than half are declining due to loss of habitat and the use of pesticides. That’s why Lisa and other experts are warning people about the dangers inside the chemicals. 

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