Stinging Insects

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When it comes to frightening pests, it is hard to ignore stinging insects. As the name suggests, these pests are going to sting people and pets. A sting from a bee or wasps will hurt. In some cases, it could be dangerous. Therefore, you have to be careful when dealing with an infestation of stinging insects. These pests are part of the Hymenoptera order. While they’re problematic for homeowners, they’re beneficial for gardeners and farmers. They can help pollinate plants. Therefore, you shouldn’t eliminate these pests unless they’re creating problems for you and your loved ones.

In our area, it is common to encounter bald-faced hornets, carpenter bees, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and more. Below, you’ll find out how to identify the species on your property.

How To Know Which Species You’re Dealing With

Before you can do anything about this problem, you have to know which pest you’re dealing with. Therefore, you should find out how to identify the species. Typically, you can determine the species based on the location of the nest and the pest’s appearance. Use the information below to determine which species it is.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are regularly found in our city. In terms of aggression, paper wasps are moderate. While they’re not the most aggressive stinging insects, they can sting. It is best to stay away from its nest to avoid potential problems. Stinging insect nests are easy to identify because they’re small, gray, and round. The center portion of the nest resembles a honeycomb. While these pests can build nests elsewhere, they’re primarily found under eaves and overhangs. They can also be built on fences.

There are several species of paper wasps in our area. The Northern Paper Wasp has a few dark orange spots on its brown body. It also has white or yellow strips on its stomach. European Paper Wasps have black and yellow stripes.

Yellowjackets

Don’t approach a yellowjacket nest because they’re incredibly aggressive. The nest tends to get large near the end of summer and early fall. Around this time, the pests are going to be more aggressive. Nests are much larger than what you’ll find with a paper wasp infestation. The nest is covered with a material that resembles paper. It might be black or gray. Some yellowjacket species are going to build underground nests. Yellowjackets are easy to spot because they have black antennas and stripes on their bodies.

Those stripes are yellow and black.

Honeybees

Honeybees are often raised by people who love honey. They’re not as aggressive as the other stinging insects in your area. If you breed them, you can make them gentle. Their hives are intricate and will store honey. It is common for honeybees to build hives on rocks, trees, and walls. You’ll notice a honeycomb pattern in the hive. One thing to remember about honeybees is that they’re going to use the nest for multiple years. To survive the cold winter months, they have to store honey.

Honeybees have a unique appearance since their bodies are fuzzy.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets are very aggressive. It is best to stay away from these pests because they’ll sting. They won’t hesitate to defend the nest. These pests are more aggressive when the nest gets larger. Therefore, you should stay away from them in late summer. Bald-faced hornet nests are massive. They’re much bigger than the nests of other stinging insects. The nest is usually gray or brown and can be described as an inverted teardrop.

The pest’s nests are primarily found on the side of buildings and trees. Bald-faced hornets are black and white bodies.

Carpenter Bees

Finally, you might find carpenter bees on your property. While they’re less aggressive, they can create other issues. For instance, they are going to destroy your property. Carpenter bees will bore holes in the wood around your property. Once they’ve done that, the hole is going to be used to care for the offspring. The wood is discarded. The hole will be roughly 3/8ths of an inch.

Carpenter bees are larger than some of these pests. They look similar to bumblebees but they’re larger. They often have a fuzzy thorax and shiny belly.

Dangers Associated With Stinging Insects

Since stinging insects sting, you’re likely worried that they’re going to hurt you. Unfortunately, they can. There is a risk that you’re going to get stung. If this happens, you’ll experience intense pain. However, it normally isn’t dangerous. Another thing to remember is that only female stinging insects are going to sting. Male members cannot. If you’re worried about being stung, it is best to stay away from their nests. As a stinging insect’s nest gets larger, the pests will become more aggressive. You’ll also have to remember that some of these pests can sting multiple times.

Stings can lead to anaphylactic shock and allergic reactions. Keep yourself safe by staying away from these pests.

Reasons You Have Infestations Of Stinging Insects

Stinging insects want to build nests around your property. Ultimately, this is the primary reason for them to approach your home. If they can find suitable nesting spots around your home, they will build nests on your property.

How To Get Rid Of These Pests

You don’t want to waste time trying to get rid of stinging insects. Instead, you should work swiftly to eliminate them. Doing so is the best way to protect your property and the ones you love. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be overly difficult. All you have to do is call our office to schedule an appointment. Our technicians have trained extensively to ensure that they can eliminate stinging insect infestations while protecting the client to the fullest. If you try to deal with the problem without a professional, you may expose yourself to several risks.

For instance, you might get stung. In some cases, stings can be deadly. Furthermore, you may expose yourself to dangerous chemicals. We recommend working with a professional to ensure that the problem is dealt with swiftly and safely.

Safer Stinging Insect Treatments

While you don’t want to get stung, you’ll also want to avoid being exposed to dangerous chemicals. We understand and sympathize with our clients. With this in mind, we’re done everything we can to ensure that our clients receive cost-effective, safe stinging insect treatments. We’ve taken numerous steps to ensure that our clients are going to be protected during each phase of the treatment process. For instance, we’re going to train our technicians to guarantee that they know how to use our innovative treatments.

Furthermore, we require our technicians to use the latest EPA-registered products. As a result, we’re confident that we can keep you safe while resolving the problem swiftly.

The Overall Cost Of Stinging Insect Removal

You’re likely worried about the overall cost of eliminating the pests. We strive to ensure that our clients receive cost-effect solutions. We are going to provide you with a free estimate before the treatment begins. Remember that the cost will depend on several factors. For instance, the price will depend on the species of stinging insect you’re dealing with, the size of your property, and the size of the nest. The nest’s location could impact the price too.

When Can You Treat My Home?

We know how much of an inconvenience it can be to invite us into your home. We understand that and want to make things easier for you. Don’t delay calling our office. Once you’ve called us, we’ll do our best to get back to you within 24 to 48 hours. We won’t waste time taking care of this problem for you.

Preventing Invasions Of Stinging Insects

Besides eliminating the stinging insects, you need to take steps to prevent them from returning to your home. Although this sounds easy, it’ll be harder than you could ever imagine. Stinging insects approach homes so they can build nests. Therefore, it will be difficult to stop them from approaching. Therefore, we recommend signing up for our annual service program. When you pay a low fee each year, we’ll visit and treat your home three times each year. We’ll take care of current infestations and prevent future ones.

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