In the south, Mud Daubers, also know as Mud Wasps or Mud Divers, are active for most of the year, especially in the summer. This also happens to be the beginning of hurricane season when you are more likely to use your standby generator than any other season of the year.
These two facts coincide with each other because Mud Daubers have become fond of seeking shelter in standby generator enclosures. They bring mud into the generator and clog up vital parts like circuit boards. You may feel inclined to spray insect repellant in the enclosure of your generator, but those sprays will actually cause damage to electrical circuits as well.
The best way to fight and prevent Mud Daubers from causing damage to your generators is to have regularly-scheduled preventative maintenance done on your generator by a trainer generator technician. Feel free to contact Total Energy Solutions to learn more about our maintenance plans and how our factory-trained generator technicians can help keep your home or business powered when you need it the most.