Stinging Insects

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Stinging insects can be found in our service area. Unfortunately, they can be dangerous since they’re going to sting. Some will sting multiple times and some people are allergic to stinging insects. Suffice to say, you cannot play games with these pests. You must go above and beyond to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you need professional assistance, we recommend calling our office. We’re always here to help and we’ll do everything we can to keep you safe. Remember that stinging insects away from your property should be left alone because they’re beneficial pollinators.

You should only get rid of the bugs around your home. In our service area, we regularly encounter bald-faced hornets, yellowjackets, paper wasps, carpenter bees, and honeybees. It is important to learn more about these stinging insects by reading the guide below.

Identifying The Type Of Stinging Insect On Your Property

You should find out what you’re dealing with before doing anything. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know how dangerous the pest is and why it is on your property.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are often found in our area, but they’re not as bad as yellowjackets or bald-faced hornets. Paper wasps aren’t as aggressive and shouldn’t sting unless you stay away from them. Don’t approach their nest because they will still sting. You’ll find that their nests are small and grey. The nests tend to be round with an interior design like a honeycomb.

While paper wasps can build nests anywhere, their nests are usually found around fences and eaves. There are several types, but the most common paper wasps in our area are European paper wasps and Northern paper wasps. The latter have white or yellow thin stripes. The European paper wasp has black and yellow stripes.


You’re also going to encounter yellowjackets in our area. Unfortunately, the yellowjacket is one of the most aggressive stinging insects in our area. They’re very dangerous so you’ll want to stay far away from their nests. It doesn’t help that a stinging insect nest can house thousands of stinging insects. Once you’ve bothered them, the pests are going to come out and begin stinging you. Their nests are wrapped in a paper-like material that is either black or gray.

Yellowjackets have black antennas. Their stripes are black and yellow.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets are very aggressive. It is always best to stay away from their nests and let a professional deal with them. We’ve got your back. Once fall arrives, the nest is going to reach its maximum size and the stinging insect will be more aggressive. Their nests are larger than other stinging insects. It’ll resemble a teardrop that is upside-down. Their nests can be found on walls or tall grass.

Bald-faced hornets are unique because they have black and white bodies.


You can sleep soundly knowing that honeybees usually aren’t aggressive. They can be raised to be gentle. This is why many people like raising honeybees and collecting the honey they bring. Honeybee nests are made using wax. They’re placed on walls and rocks. You can clearly see the honeycomb pattern. One unique thing about honeybees is that they’re going to use the same nest each year. If you don’t get rid of them, they’ll return next year.

They’ll store honey to ensure that they can survive through the cold winter months. Honeybees are fuzzy because they have body hairs.

Carpenter Bees

Although carpenter bees are going to cause numerous problems, they aren’t physically dangerous. They tend to be less aggressive than other stinging insects. You can even approach their nest without being stung. The downside is that they’re going to damage your home. They will drill small holes in wood surfaces including siding, decks, and fascia. Once they’ve extracted the wood, they will use the hole to raise their young.

Carpenter bees are large stinging insects. They’re easy to spot because their appearance is different. While they’re mostly black, they have a yellow thorax that is fuzzy. A male will have a yellow spot on his face.

Dangers Linked To Carpenter Bees And Other Stinging Insects

You cannot ignore the risks associated with stinging insects because some are very dangerous. In some cases, you’re going to get attacked and stung numerous times. Unfortunately, this could be fatal. You cannot take that risk. Instead, you should let a professional deal with your stinging insects for you. Doing so is the best way to tackle the problem without getting hurt. However, the risk depends on the size of the nest and the type of stinging insect you’re dealing with. As you learned above, some types are less dangerous than others.

If you find a yellowjacket far from its nest, it likely won’t be a problem. Still, it is always best to stay away from yellowjacket nests. Some people are allergic to stinging insects so they may experience an anaphylactic shock.

Reasons Your Property Has Stinging Insects

Stinging insects approach properties because they’re looking for places to build nests. Your home likely offers many good nesting spots.

Eliminating Invasions Of Stinging Insects

You do not want to play games with stinging insects since they’re so dangerous. Instead, you should get rid of them safely. The best way to do that is by hiring a qualified professional. They’ll use the latest tools and techniques to take care of the problem. Plus, they’re going to follow precise protocols to ensure that the client is protected to the fullest. Still, you might be able to get rid of the pests using over-the-counter DIY sprays. Just remember that risks are involved.

If you attempt to fix the problem on your own, you’re going to expose yourself to problems. You might get stung. Be careful and wait until the sun goes down. If you’d prefer to avoid the risk, call us so we can rectify this problem for you.

The Safest Stinging Insect Solutions

We always recommend that locals call a professional when trying to get rid of stinging insects. These pests are dangerous and stings could be fatal. Therefore, we would recommend calling us. We’re going to do everything we can to keep you safe throughout the process. For starters, we’re going to make sure that you’re away from the treatment site so you won’t get stung. You also won’t be exposed to any dangerous materials. We’ll only use EPA-approved treatments to keep you, your loved ones, and your pets safe. We’ve got you covered.

The Average Cost Of Stinging Insect Treatments

Many consumers do not like hiring professionals because they’re worried about the costs. While we understand this, we strive to provide our clients with cost-effective solutions. Our price depends on several factors, including the type of stinging insect you’re dealing with, where the nest is located, and the size of the nest.  We’ll give you a free quote before the procedure begins.

When Can Your Team Begin?

We don’t want to waste any time dealing with this problem. We always work diligently to ensure that this problem is dealt with swiftly. After your first call to our office, we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours. Then, it is only a matter of time before the wasps are gone.

Preventing Invasions Of Stinging Insects

You should keep these pests away from your home. If you manage to do that, you won’t have to worry about using our services again. First, you should make sure that your softwoods have been treated. This will help keep carpenter bees away from your property. Unfortunately, other stinging insects are not easy to deter. We think it is best to sign up for our home service program. Once you’ve become a member, you’ll pay an annual fee. We’ll send our technicians to your home three times each year to check for stinging insects. If we find them, we’ll get rid of them without an extra charge.

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