The restaurant business around Austin is huge and where there is so much food there are meat bees – Yellowjackets and hornets. And why not, the food around Austin is outstanding. Still, nobody wants to dine with yellowjackets.
What You Can Do to Control Wasps at Your Restaurant
Because the weather around Austin is mild and warm wasps are almost year-round. That means that to adequately control the wasp population around your restaurant you must have an ongoing program. Yellowjacket colonies can grow to have more than 10,000 wasps by the end of summer and if they have access to a lot of food the size of their colony can grow even larger. That is a lot of wasps buzzing around your restaurant’s guests.
What you can do is:
- Make sure that the dumpster and garbage is located away from the restaurant. Refuse is a feast for yellowjackets who not only love meat, but are attracted by the activity of other insects, which they also kill.
- Make sure that only non-food items are making it to the dumpster. Most food scraps should be going down the disposal unit. Making this a priority reduces the amount of food in the garbage and can reduce the number of wasps.
- Screen in outdoor dining areas so that wasps have a hard time getting in and bugging your guests. Screens also help to keep out flesh flies and biting flies too.
Contact us about setting up baited traps that destroy yellowjackets. As professionals, we not only know how to attract and kill wasps we do so in a way that your restaurant’s guests never notice. We also can set up a monthly service schedule so that your wasp control solutions are always running at peak efficiency.
The good news for restaurant owners around Austin is that many of these little tricks and tips also help to control fly populations and that makes these services more affordable. Reach out to our team with any questions or to schedule a walk-through so we can provide you with a quote that is specific to your business and its’ pest control needs.
Do you need pest control? Don't wait. Call Robert's Pest Control now at (512) 444-0132.