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It is only natural to fear stinging insects on some level. You would have to be a little careless or crazy not to be hesitant about these pesky flyers. You are actually doing yourself a great justice when trying to avoid these buzzing beats because some of them can be physically hazardous. This is especially true for those individuals that are allergic to bites and saliva. And you’d be surprised at how many people are.
This being said, you certainly don’t want any of these pests on, in, or around your property. Unfortunately, eliminating them and keeping them gone might be harder than you imagine. At least, it is if you don’t have the assistance and guidance of a quality pest management firm like ours. Here’s what you need to know about these pesky buzzing beasts.
Understanding The Stinging Insect
Wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, and most other stinging insects are pests you’ll commonly deal with during the summer seasons. Unfortunately, their stings can be more than just a nuisance, especially if you are allergic. The National Pest Management Association recently reported that these pesky pests send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year. One of the very best ways to protect yourself while still enjoying the beautiful summer weather is by learning to properly identify these pests and the threat they pose.
On a routine basis, you’ll want to be diligent about checking your property. Walk around the perimeter of the home, checking the exterior while paying extremely close attention to overhangs, eaves, the underside of porches, and under decks. You’ll want to be looking for nests. In addition to this, pay more attention to the shrubs, trees, sheds, and other structures. If you do find a nest, please do not attempt to remove it on your own, as doing so could be extremely dangerous. Instead, get a qualified pest management firm like ours on the phone.
Some stinging insects can be more of a threat than others. To determine the risks you face, you’ll need to learn to properly identify these problematic pests.
You’ve likely heard of or had an encounter with the bumblebee. They are extremely common in your specific area, however, that doesn’t mean you know all there is to know. The bumblebee can grow between ¼ and 1 inch in size. They’ll be present with black and yellow markings and a fuzzy, yellow appearance. They like to build their nests out of pollen clumps, making them easily identifiable. While this is the case, these nests are usually easier to walk upon because they are placed in the ground or in dense grass. These insects are considered beneficial by many, as they pollinate flowers, but their sting can be a serious health threat and painful.
If there is a nest near your structure, you’ll certainly want to get it taken care of.
Although carpenter bees only grow between ½ inch to 1 inch in size, they are without a doubt pose the biggest structural threat. This is because the female of the species likes to bore into unpainted wooden structures to lay and house eggs. They give off a similar appearance to that of the bumblebee and are oftentimes mistaken for them, but they do have a large and shinier abdomen. The good thing about these buzzing beats is they don’t erect nests or colonies. This is, however, why they bore into the wood. Another thing that makes them more problematic is they’ll return year after year until deterred from the property. They do hibernate but will return to the scene of the crime every year until cleared out.
The honeybee only grows anywhere from ½ to 5/8 inch, which makes it smaller than the others mentioned here. With their orangish-brown or oftentimes black appearance, they stand out. The one bad thing bad about these pesky flyers is they are social insects. They tend to live in colonies or hives that can reach numbers as large as 80,000. Therefore, it will be imperative to jump right on an infestation as soon as you discover it. We’ll be more than glad to handle it for you, whether it be honeybees or carpenter bees.
With this in mind, these are just a few of the common stinging insects that come along with the summer weather. There are potentially tons more you might have to contend with. Learning to identify and eliminate all these stinging nuisances will be quite the challenge. Luckily, it’s something you won’t have to worry about when you keep our card on your refrigerator.
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