Stinging Pest Facts & Information

How to Identify & Control Stinging Insects


Stinging insects like bees and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. These pests are especially active during the second half of summer and early fall when the colonies forage for food that will sustain their queens during the winter.

If you find a stinging insect nest on your property, contact a pest professional, like us, promptly. We will be able to inspect your home, confirm the type of stinging insect and recommend a course of pest control treatment.

Identifying Stinging Insects

Stinging insects come in a range of shapes and sizes that span multiple insect species. While the common factor is a stinger, body types, colors, and legs vary widely between pest such as bees, hornets, wasps, and even scorpions. These pests can all present problems for you or your home and controlling them begins with accurate identification. For more information, contact James Pest Management for an accurate identification of the pest problem you are experiencing.

types of Stinging Insects

how do i get rid of stinging insects?

If you find a nest on your property, removing it safely and completely can be difficult. James Pest Management can come out and perform an inspection of your yard and home. Once our technician locates their nest, they can treat the pests as well as remove the source. Your James Pest technician will look for conditions that invite stinging insects, tackle current infestations, and remove any nests to help prevent future stingers from showing up.

Frequently asked questions

The best form of stinging insect control for wasps or hornets is wasp spray, particularly the oil based sprays. If you find a nest, you can use the spray on the nest to treat an infestation. However, be careful not to get stung.

A fly swatter is a quick and effective way to kill a wasp inside your house. However, most wasps enter homes from the attic through light fixtures. If you feel as though you have an abnormally large number of wasps in your home, call us to get your attic treated.

Warm weather tends to bring everyone outside, including stinging pests. While the stings from wasps, bees, hornets, or yellow jackets may hurt, they can also cause more serious health issues like painful swelling, infections, nausea, and in rare cases even death. Not only do you need to worry about the stinging pests themselves, but also about locating and removing their breeding places.

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