Stinging Insects

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Locals are likely going to run into stinging insects. There are numerous stinging insects in our area including bees and wasps. The common stinging insects in our city belong to the Hymenoptera category. Surprisingly, the family is also home to ants. While these pests create immense problems for people, remember that they’re beneficial pollinators. If they’re away from your home, it is a good idea to leave them alone. Before the pest can be eliminated, it is pertinent to identify the pest species. There are numerous species in our area, and it can be difficult to know which one is on your property.

Since you live in our city, you are likely going to encounter bald-faced hornets, honeybees, and carpenter bees.

Identifying The Species Living On Your Property

Take your time to identify the stinging insect on your property. It won’t be easy to figure out what you’re dealing with. Call our office and let us find out for you.

Paper Wasps

First and foremost, you’re going to run into paper wasps. They’re less aggressive than other pests but they can still create problems for you and your loved ones. Stay away from their nest to avoid getting stung. Paper wasps build small nests that are gray. They have a unique honeycomb pattern and can often be found under overhangs and eves.

European paper wasps and Northern paper wasps are commonly found in our area. You can tell the difference by looking at the pest’s appearance. If you need help identifying the species, call our office. We’ll help you figure it out.

Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects. Stay away from their nests or you’re likely going to get stung. These pests become more aggressive in late summer and early fall. They build large nests that get largest in late summer. As this happens, the pests become more aggressive. Their large nests are covered by material like paper. It is either black or gray. Some yellowjackets will build underground nests. Unfortunately, it is going to be much harder to avoid an underground nest.

These pests have black antennas. Their bellies are covered with yellow and black stripes.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets are incredibly aggressive, so you don’t want to play games with them. They’re like yellowjackets because they’re aggressive and get more aggressive in late summer and early fall. It is a good idea to stay away from bald-faced hornets. Their large nests can support many stinging insects. Their nests look like a teardrop that has been inverted. They can be found on buildings and tall grass.

These pests have large black and white bodies.

Honeybees

Honeybees are less aggressive than the other stinging insects on this list. They normally wonder create issues for humans or pets. They can sting though. They can be bred to reduce the likelihood that they’re going to sting anyone. They build elaborate nests using wax. Their nests are placed on several surfaces including walls and rocks. One unique thing about honeybees is that they’ll use the same nests for multiple years. Therefore, they have to store honey. Doing so ensure they have plenty of food for the winter months.

It is essential to learn more about honeybees and their appearance. They have fuzzy bodies with orange or yellow colors.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees aren’t too aggressive. Even if you approach their nests, you likely won’t get stung. Still, it is a good idea to take steps to protect yourself. Carpenter bees drill 3/8” holes for nests. Their holes can be found in the wood fascia, wood decks, and wood siding around your home. The carpenter bee will discard the wood and begin raising its young in the hole. Carpenter bees are large and look like bumblebees. The pests found in our area have hairless abdomens and fuzzy thoraxes. Male pests have yellow dots on their faces.

Dangers Of Stinging Insects

Stinging insects pose some dangers to people and pets. Therefore, you have to be cautious when dealing with a stinging insect infestation. If you’re not careful, you’ll get stung. Just remember male stinging insects cannot sting. Female stinging insects are timid although they can sting. It is a good idea to remember that stinging insects are more aggressive when their nests are larger. As the nest gets larger, the pests are going to become emboldened. Therefore, the risks are much higher. It doesn’t help that certain yellowjackets can build underground nests.

You’ll likely step near an underground nest without realizing it. Then, you could get stung multiple times. Be careful and take steps to protect yourself. Otherwise, you could get seriously hurt.

Why Do Stinging Insects Invade?

Why are stinging insects going to invade your property? Ultimately, it is difficult to know until you’ve identified the pest. Nevertheless, most are coming to build nests on your property.

Ways To Eliminate Stinging Insects

Now that you’ve found stinging insects on your property, find a way to get rid of them. Don’t delay. You may start by using DIY sprays. Don’t. These pests are dangerous and DIY sprays could be. When you spray the nest on your property, you’re going to anger the stinging insects. Once you’ve done this, they’re going to come after you. If you are adamant about doing it on your own, wait until the sun goes down. The pests will be less aggressive after dark. Still, it is a good idea to let a professional handle it for you. When using DIY sprays, the risks are high.

Call our office and let us remove the stinging insects for you. We’ll take care of it and keep you safe.

The Safest Treatments

One of the biggest benefits of letting a professional handle it is the fact that they’re going to keep you safe. However, you have to make sure that the exterminator isn’t using toxic products. Work with us. We use the safest EPA-approved products because they’re going to keep everyone safe. Our technicians are thoroughly trained so they’re going to keep you safe during each phase of the treatment. Call our office to learn more about our safety protocols.

Our Costs

We strive to provide our clients with reasonably priced stinging insect solutions. We do this by basing the price on the size of your property. We’ll send a technician to your one. Then, they’ll determine the price based on the stinging insect and the size of your property.

We Will Start Soon

We’re always eager to help our clients resolve these issues. Once you’ve found stinging insects on your property, call our office. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

Preventing Stinging Insects From Invading Your Property

Take steps to ensure that stinging insects do not return to your property. One way to do that is by signing up for our home service program. Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive a visit from one of our technicians three times a year. Our tech will carefully inspect your home to find out where the stinging insects are located. If we find any stinging insects on your property, we’ll remove them quickly. Remember that the cost of the treatment will be covered by your annual service fee. When you’re ready to begin, call our local office.

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