Memorial Day is a fun and enjoyable holiday for everyone, but you won't want to ignore the risk of bees and wasps. When you have a cookout, the food and drinks that you serve will also attract stinging insects, and taking steps to safeguard your event should be at the front of your mind. Bee and wasp stings are always painful, but some of your guests could have an allergic reaction. The good news is that keeping these pests away won't be too difficult or challenging, and following the right plan will keep you on track so that you can get the most from your cookout.

Set Traps

Before the day of your cookout, take some time to set up a few traps around the area, and you can do so by using an empty bottle. After you cut off the top, fill the bottle half way full with water. Water alone won't get the attention of bees or wasps, so you will want to add a few spoons of sugar. Providing you with peace of mind, the trap will draw bees and wasps into the mixture, but they won't be able to get back out. If you have a large yard, consider placing several of the traps around the parameter for the best possible results.


In addition to trapping stinging insects, using deterrents is also a powerful way to safeguard your Memorial Day cookout. If you don't already have some on hand, go to the store to pick up some cinnamon. Once you return home, sprinkle it around the area of your cookout to discourage bees and wasps from joining you for the festivities. For an extra touch, add some of the cinnamon to the legs of your tables and chairs, and you won't need to worry about bees or wasps taking over.

Beehives and Wasp Nests

Although you can try many things in your mission to prevent bees and wasps from invading your cookout, you can't do everything on your own. In large swarms, bees and wasps can be dangerous, and nobody should attempt to remove a nest or hive without the proper training, experience and equipment. If you don't want to get stung, contact My Pest Pros as soon as you can, and we will be glad to meet your needs. We will safely remove any hives that are in or near your yard, and you can focus on preparing your cookout without stress. We have already helped a lot of people deal with this problem, and we know that you will be impressed with the outcome.