Stinging Insects

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Little Thing To Know About Stinging Insects 

Most people have encountered stinging insects, and some people have been stung by them. Bees, hornets, and wasps are stinging insects that are members of the Hymenoptera order. When stinging insects build nests on your property, you’ll want to get rid of them as soon as possible. However, you should leave them alone if they’re not causing problems for you and your loved ones. They are helpful to the environment because they’re pollinators. Before attempting to remove the stinging insects from your property, find out which species it is. Identifying the species can help you determine how dangerous it is and how to get rid of it.

In our service area, our clients often combat yellowjackets, honeybees, paper wasps, and bald-faced hornets. We have solutions to eliminate all of these stinging insects.

How To Know Which Species It Is

You’ll want to learn as much about the stinging insect as possible. Start by learning how to identify the species. You can do so by checking the nest and the stinging insect. Use the information below to determine which species have taken over your property.

Paper Wasps

Although paper wasps aren’t one of the most aggressive stinging insects, they’re still problematic. They’ll create issues for you and your loved ones, and they’ll damage your property. Removing the stinging insect and its nest as soon as possible is vital.

Nest

Paper wasps build small, gray nests that are generally round. When you look at them closely, you can see a honeycomb-like pattern. Although their nests can be built elsewhere, they’re typically found on fences and under eaves.

What Do Paper Wasps Look Like?

Several species of paper wasps impact our clients. However, the two most common include European paper wasps and Northern paper wasps. Although they belong to the same group, they’re vastly different. For instance, European paper wasps have orange antennas, yellow stripes, and black stripes. As for Northern paper wasps, they have brown bodies and yellow or white stripes.

Yellow jackets

If you’re dealing with a yellowjacket infestation, you have to be extremely careful. These stinging insects are very aggressive, and they become more aggressive when the colony gets larger.

Nest

Some yellow jackets will build nests underground, but most do not. When they build ordinary nests, their nests will house thousands of stinging insects simultaneously. Their nests are larger and wrapped by a material that resembles paper.

What Do Yellow jackets Look Like?

Yellow jackets in our area have stripes on their bodies. Those stripes are yellow and black. In addition to this, they have black antennas. When flying, their legs will be tucked against their bodies.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets are one of the most aggressive stinging insects in our area. You’ll want to stay away from their nests especially during summer and fall. If the nest is larger, the risks are greater.

Nest

Bald-faced hornets build large nests that can house many hornets. Their nests have a unique shape that resembles a teardrop. They’re often built n tall grass, building sides, and trees.

What Do Bald-Faced Hornets Look Like?

Bald-faced hornets have white and black bodies. They have a stinger and a larger abdomen, head, and thorax.

Honeybees

If you had to choose a stinging insect to infest your property, you’d want honeybees. Although they can sting, most do not. Some people breed honeybees for their honey. When they do, the honeybees can be bred to be gentle.

Nest

Honeybees build complex nests using wax. Their nests can be built on many surfaces, including hollow trees and cavities in walls. They’re round and look a lot like honeycombs. Honeybees are unique in many ways. One unique thing about this stinging insect is that they often use the same nest several years in a roll. As a result, they need to store honey to ensure they have enough food for the winter months.

What Do Honeybees Look Like?

Honeybees are orange or yellow. A honeybee will have a fuzzy body with a stinger.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are destructive, but they’re less aggressive than yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets. You can approach their nests without being attacked.

Nest

Carpenter bees do not build conventional nests. Instead, they build holes in wood surfaces. For instance, they can build holes in wood siding and fascia. Those holes are three-eighths of an inch, and they’re used to care for their young.

What Do Carpenter Bees Look Like?

Carpenter bees and bumblebees look alike, but there are numerous differences. The most notable is the fact that bumblebees are hairless so their abdomens are shiny. If you’re trying to identify the bee’s gender, you can do so easily. Male carpenter bees have a small yellow mark on their faces.

The Serious Dangers Of Stinging Insects

There is no doubt that you’re worried about the health risks of stinging insects. How dangerous are they? Ultimately, there is no definite answer because the danger depends on the species. You’ve likely seen stinging insects and you tried to avoid them because you don’t want to get stung. Stings are painful, but not all of them are dangerous. Still, some stinging insects are more dangerous than others. Some can sting you multiple times. In addition to this, some people are allergic to bee stings. Some stinging insects are not aggressive so you can get close to their nests without fear.

Ground nests tend to be more concerning since you won’t see them until you’ve moved too close.

Why Are Stinging Insects Attracted To My Home?

What causes stinging insects to approach your home? Ultimately, it could be several factors. For instance, there is a chance that your stinging insects are trying to build nests nearby. If your home has suitable nesting conditions, stinging insects will come.

Removing Stinging Insects Safely

Once stinging insects have invaded your property, finding a solution to getting rid of them is key. Unfortunately, this won’t be easy. You always have to worry about the risks involved. One wrong move could lead to multiple stings and that can be deadly. You can find DIY chemicals that can eliminate stinging insects on your property, but it might not be worth it. If you use these chemicals, there is a risk that you’re going to run into serious problems. You might get sick. You don’t want to take these risks. Instead, you should work with a highly trained exterminator. We’re here to help.

Am I Protected During Your Stinging Insect Extermination

When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing you’ll be protected. Our exterminators work diligently to provide our clients with high-quality services and long-lasting results. In addition to this, we only use EPA-registered products. You can count on us to protect you every step of the way. The tools we use do not pose any risks to humans, animals, or plants.

How Much Will Your Services Cost?

Are you worried about overspending on our stinging insect exterminations? Don’t worry about it. We offer cost-effective services with the price being based on several factors. For instance, the price of our service will depend on the stinging insect species you’re dealing with, the size of your home, and the size of your property. Furthermore, our company will consider the nest’s location and size.

When Can An Exterminator Get Here?

Our company is eager to help you. When you’re ready to begin, we’ll be here. Call us and we’ll call you back within 48 hours.

Stopping Stinging Insects From Approaching Your Home

At the end of the day, you’ll want to prevent stinging insects from invading your property. Is there anything you can do to stop them? Unfortunately, you can’t. However, you can take advantage of our home service program. For a low-cost annual fee, we’ll visit your home three times throughout the year and treat it when necessary.

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