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Stinging insects are regularly found in our area. They’re one of the most common pests. It doesn’t help that these pests sting. Suffice to say, you don’t want to get stung by one of these pests because it’ll hurt. When they begin building nests on your property, it is pertinent to do something about it. Whether you’re dealing with bees, wasps, or yellow jackets, you need to step up and resolve the problem before someone gets hurt. While DIY products are available, using them won’t be easy. There is always a risk that you’re going to get stung.
Common Stinging Insect Species
Paper wasps are one of the most common stinging insects in our city. Although they’re common, they’re not as aggressive as others. Thankfully, they’ll leave you alone if you leave them alone. Their nests are smaller than others. They’re gray with a honeycomb design. Paper wasps tend to construct nests on fences and under eaves. Our clients often encounter two species of paper wasps. The first is the European Paper Wasp. It has orange antennas while its body is covered with black and yellow stripes.
The other species in our area is the Northern Paper Wasp. Although similar, it has white or yellow stripes on its body. Its body is brown with a few dark orange regions.
Ultimately, the yellowjacket is not something to play games with. Instead, this stinging insect is highly aggressive. Since it can sting multiple times, the risks are immense. Be cautious and try to maintain a safe distance away from its nest. These stinging insects generally build nests under porches and near attics. Their abdomens are covered with yellow and black stripes. As for their antennas, they’re black. When flying across a property, they’ll tightly tuck their legs against their body.
A bald-faced hornet infestation is incredibly serious since these pests are so aggressive. Ignoring this problem will come back to haunt you in the future. A bald-faced hornet nest is going to house thousands of pests. As the colony grows, the pest will become more aggressive. You’ll find their nests on building sides, trees, and tall grass. Bald-faced hornets are large stinging insects with white and black smooth bodies.
Although honeybees can be annoying, they’re less aggressive than yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets. Honeybees are gentle and can be bred to ensure they do not sting anyone. Many people like raising honeybees because they’ll collect the honey they store later. Their nests are unique because they’re placed on hollow trees, wall crevices, and other similar surfaces. These pests will return to their nest for multiple years. They store honey to ensure they have plenty of food to eat during winter.
The stinging insect has a fuzzy body and is yellow or orange.
Carpenter bees love drilling holes in wood surfaces. They’re less aggressive so you can approach a carpenter bee nest and walk away without getting attacked. Their nests are small 3/8” holes in wood surfaces. Once they’ve discarded the wood, they will begin using the hole to raise baby carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are large while males have a yellow spot on their faces.
Stinging Insect Bites Can Be Dangerous
Unfortunately, stinging insects can be dangerous. If you play games with stinging insects, you’re likely going to regret it at some point. You’ll get stung and it could be deadly. Nevertheless, most stinging insect bites are harmless. One unique thing about stinging insects is that male members are not capable of stinging. The females can sting but they tend to be less aggressive than males. Some species work together to sting invaders numerous times. Underground nests are hard to avoid since you won’t notice them until it is too late.
If you’re allergic, there is a risk that you’ll experience an allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock.
Why Stinging Insects Invade Properties
Stinging insects generally invade properties so they can find places to build nests.
Eliminating Infestations Of Stinging Insects
It is essential to remove the stinging insects from your property as quickly as possible. You’ve likely thought about purchasing do-it-yourself sprays from your local hardware store. Although this is one option, it is not a good idea. Once you spray the nest, you’re going to be attacked by angry stinging insects. Call a professional exterminator in your area so they can handle it for you. Our technicians are eager to begin helping you. Sign up for our services and we’ll take care of the issue.
We’re serious about protecting our clients. Our top priorities are keeping you safe and getting rid of the stinging insects. We only use safe products when tackling the problem. Our technicians are given products approved by the EPA so they can fix the problem while protecting you and your loved ones. We’ll tell you more about our procedure and what we’ll do to protect you. Then, we can begin getting rid of the pests.
Please realize that our prices are not universal. The cost of our stinging insect removal depends on the circumstances. For instance, we have to know more about the stinging insect living on your property. We’ll also have to evaluate the size of your home and property. Once we’ve done this, you’ll receive a bid price.
Our Technician Is Ready
We’re ready to begin helping you right away. Call our local office and we’ll get a technician to call you back within 48 hours.
Preventing Stinging Insects From Building Nests On Your Property
Stinging insects are determined so it won’t be easy to prevent them from building nests on your property. Instead, you should be ready to deal with them promptly. It is a good idea to sign up for our annual service program. For a small annual fee, we’ll visit your home three times each year. When we find pests on your property, we’ll eliminate them. The cost of treatment is covered by the annual fee. Call to learn more about this service today.
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Atalissa, La Porte City, Hopkinton, North English, Millersburg, West Liberty, Monticello, Tipton, Brandon, Langworthy, Mount Auburn, Ladora, Rowley, Ryan, Hills, Stanwood, Olin, Garrison, Parnell, Keystone, Williamsburg, West Branch, Luzerne, Coggon, Troy Mills, Prairieburg, Walker, Anamosa, Morley, Vinton, Marengo, Mechanicsville, Conroy, Urbana, Iowa City, Van Horne, Blairstown, Central City, South Amana, Coralville, Oxford, Martelle, Homestead, Oakdale, Center Point, Lisbon, Tiffin, Middle Amana, Watkins, Springville, Newhall, Alburnett, Shellsburg, North Liberty, Amana, Solon, Mount Vernon, Norway, Toddville, Palo, Atkins, Walford, Robins, Marion, Swisher, Ely, Hiawatha, Fairfax.
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