A tick is a small eight-legged arachnid that consumes the blood of humans, deer, dogs and other mammals. It can transmit a variety of diseases to the host. Multiple species live in Putnam County, including tiny deer ticks that carry Lyme disease.
The stink bug is a flying beetle with a shield-like body. It was named after the strong odor it releases when attacked. The bug frequently damages crops and gardens in New York. It also invades Putnam County homes, sometimes in large numbers. Stink bugs don’t bite or sting, but they can trigger allergic reactions.
Wasps & Yellow Jackets
Wasps are narrow-bodied flying insects that construct papery nests and eat other bugs. They become a problem when a colony attaches its nest to a building. Wasps can sting humans and pets quite painfully. If you are allergic to them, a wasp sting may have serious medical consequences.
A yellow jacket is a more aggressive type of wasp. Unlike a honey bee, this yellow and black insect can sting repeatedly before it dies. Outdoor trash often attracts yellow jackets to residential areas. They also try to eat food at picnics and carnivals.
Contact All County Pest Control
If you frequently encounter these or other undesirable insects, please call us to obtain a free pest control quote. It’s best to take action as quickly as possible; small infestations usually grow larger and become costly to eliminate.