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If you have a yellow jacket, bee, wasp or hornet problem at home or at work get in touch with the stinging insect removal professionals at AAA Pest and Termite who can come to your aid. Benefit from a free consultation on how to get rid of these dangerous pests at your property. It can be extremely dangerous to attempt to remove the nests yourself so let the experts do the job for you.
The Worst Stinging Insects
Bumble bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets are among the worst stinging insects you can come across. Most are known for their pollination of plants or flowers while others can kill crops and cause unwanted pest control problems. These insects are indeed pests in late July, August and September. You can see them out in force in the Memphis area too.
A little info about these unwanted pests:
- Bumble bees – measuring half to one inch in length they are bigger than honey bees. With broad bands of yellow and black, they appear to have a fuzzy look about them. Their barbed stinger can be lethal and they do retain the stinger after stinging someone.
- Honey bees – measure half an inch to 5/8 of an inch and are usually orange and brown or orange and black in color. They have pale colored hairs on their bodies and also have a barbed stinger.
- Yellow jackets – between 3/8 and ¾ inches long these pests have yellow and black banded abdomens or can be white and black too. Yellow jackets have short legs and wide abdomens along with a lance-like stinger.
Paper wasps come in many different colors depending on the species. These ¾ to one inch long insects have grayish colored wings. With their lance-like stinger, they are able to sting victims over and over again.
- Hornets – these insects are a type of wasp and measure 5/8 to 7/8 inches long. Usually black with a white pattern on their faces and white stripes on their thorax, their stinger is also lance-like.
- Carpenter bees – can be found the world over. They build their nests in bamboo, structural timber, and dead wood.
Why do these insects make nests in my home?
There’s no particular reason why stinging insects make nests either in or attached to the home. They need a safe place to make their nest so choose one that’s way off the ground and sheltered.
Are these pests dangerous?
Stinging insects are indeed dangerous and can cause painful stings to people as well as household pets. They don’t usually sting unless threatened or you go too near to their nest. Some insects can sting repeatedly which often causes allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in some people. More than forty deaths every year in the US occur due to individuals reacting to stings from wasps, hornets, yellow jackets or bees. Many people don’t realize they are allergic to insect stings until they have been bitten resulting in redness, pain, swelling and shock.
How to get rid of stinging insects
It’s highly recommended to use the services of pest control in Memphis professionals to get rid of stinging insects. Experts have the tools and know-how to make sure any nests are totally removed. Don’t try to do this yourself, it can be dangerous. Use the experts to get rid of Memphis stinging insects for a job well done.
Don’t wait to get help with your stinging insects. Our pest control services can effectively help you to protect your home and your family from these pests. Call us at (901) 737-7378 for a free evaluation of your particular problem and let us help take the sting out of stinging insects!