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At some time or another, you probably have come into contact with insects that can sting. . Stinging insects include wasps, hornets, bumble bees, and yellow jackets, honey bees and carpenter bees.

While the sting itself from these insects is not usually terribly painful, a serious problem can arise if you have an allergic reaction to the sting. For that reason, stinging insects can prove to be a dangerous pest.

Many stinging insects will rarely bother people, unless you bother them or their nest, first. Other species, it seems, love to bother people without being provoked. Hornets, and sometimes wasps, are actually known to have a temper. This particular class of insects, called Hymenoptera, has venom in their sting which, unless treated very quickly, can result in death in some people, in less than an hour. Also, some stinging insects can sting multiple times, making their sting much more dangerous. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets do not leave their stinger behind in your skin, but the bumblebee does.

Yellow jackets are thin with black and yellow markings. They make their nests in the ground or inside logs that are near to the ground. They will sometimes build their nests inside the walls of houses, too, and these can become quite large. Yellow jacket nests are made of a paper maché-like material, and because they are often at ground level, it is rather easy to disturb their nest, even accidentally. Nests in ceilings & walls have been known to break through unexpectedly.

Wasps have slender bodies and look similar to yellow jackets. They can have black, brown or red bodies that have yellow markings. Their nests are also paper maché-like, circular, and usually hang down from eaves, or piles of wood.

Bald/White Faced Hornets are large with white and black markings. Their nest are either built in trees and bushes or attached to buildings under overhangs. Conspired the most aggressive of the stinging insects.
Bumble Bees are large round, slow flying bees, beneficial as they are responsible for pollination. Nesting usually occurs in openings in rock walls, foundations or openings in the ground. Treatment should be avoided unless nestlings sites pose a threat.

Honey Bees are a small, yellow, fuzzy bee, found pollinating on flowers and fruit trees. Very beneficial and should not be treated with chemicals. Contacting a bee keeper for safe removal is best. Nest are very large and can be found in hollow trees or wall voids. Nest can hold up to 80,000 bees.

Carpenter / Borer Bees are large mostly and mostly black with some yellow, Hoover like an army helicopter, bore perfect dime size holes in wood for nesting, although are not considered to be an aggressive stinging insect, females do have stingers as males do not. Nest in wooden members of the structure; gutter & fascia boards, deck lumber, wooden fences and sheds.

Cicada Killer Wasps are wasps that reach up to 1-½ inch in length. Except for a rusty red head and thorax, they are overall black or rusty in color, with yellow band markings on the abdominal segments. They have russet colored wings. Burrow large holes in sandy soil along walks, patios and areas of fill.

Call us to receive a professional solution regarding these stinging insects. Don't let stinging insects hurt your family, or invade your home.

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