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Of all the insects and pests out there, most people automatically assume that stinging insects pose the biggest threats. And why shouldn’t they? These pests sting and some individuals must carry around emergency medications just in the event they are stung. When all of this is considered, it is only natural to fear stinging insects. However, not all stinging insects pose these kinds of threats. Sure, they are going to always be a nuisance, but there are many classifications of these pests vital to the ecosystem. Regardless, it is best to learn as much as you possibly can about these insects, so you are prepared to deal with an encounter or infestation in the most proper way possible.
This is exactly what we are here to help you accomplish. Whether you have simple questions, need removal, or just want to speak with someone, we want you to feel free to give our office a ring.
Why Do Insects Bite Or Sting Humans?
Most people don’t know it, but there are several reasons in which a predator might attack or feed on a human. Some do it as a simple means of survival while some honestly feel they are protecting themselves from a threat. As for most cases with the stinging insect, it will be defensive. Most classification of stinging insects will not typically act aggressively towards humans or animals. It will only be if they feel they are under attack that they sting.
Because of this, you can see the importance of taking the right removal. Going about removing the pest in a threatening way could result in a situation you’d rather not be facing. Therefore, stinging insect removal is a situation better left for someone with previous experience. Our trained pest management pros can remove these invaders in a non-threatening manner.
Learning The Yellow Jacket
Most of the world’s population is familiar with the yellow jacket, probably even had an encounter. However, that doesn’t mean they are properly educated on the pest. Most aren’t! The first thing you need to learn about the yellow jacket is its aggressive nature. What’s even worse is when they attack, it is usually the entire colony gets involved. Expect multiple stings. While their stings are harmless, they can be quite excruciating. They’ll be deadly to anyone who is allergic to wasp stings.
Hornets are just as common and widely known as the yellow jacket, but, unfortunately, they are a bit more dangerous. Instead of getting stung by multiple subjects, you can expect to get stung multiple times by a single bee. This is because hornets are one of the rare stinging insects that possess the ability to sting multiple times. What makes matters even worse is their sting is more painful than that of the yellow jacket. The yellow jacket’s sting is classified as painful, but it is nothing compared to the hornet. They are also fairly aggressive, so you’ll want to maintain your distance.
While the mud dauber doesn’t typically sting, its empty nest can attract species that do sting. If you have a home full of abandoned mud dauber nests, you could be looking at a major problem. Don’t’ assume because these nests are unoccupied you are safe. This is not the case at all.
Carpenter bees could be classified as one of the less aggressive of the stinging insects. In fact, the female is extremely docile, while the male doesn’t even possess a stinger. They will, however, dive bomb at your face to keep you away from their nest. This is only something they do when provoked. Above all this, they are one of the few stinging insects that can do immense structural damage. They are oftentimes boring into wooden structures to live and lay eggs. This is not the type of infestation you’ll want to procrastinate on. If you suspect you’re dealing with carpenter bees, you’ll want to get us on the phone immediately.
As you can see, there are a whole host of stinging insects. This is just to list a few. There are, of course, many more. Luckily, we are trained to identify and remove all. All it requires is getting us out to the property. Give us a call so we can evaluate the situation.