What are stinging insects?
Stinging insects are a common problem during the summer months in Connecticut; yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are all common in our area. These pests often get confused with each other because they look and behave similarly. Yellow jackets are wasps but are more aggressive than other wasp species. Hornets are considered more aggressive than wasps and yellow jackets.
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Are stinging insects dangerous?
Stinging insects usually leave people alone unless they sense a threat. However, they can be dangerous, especially social species that live in large colonies because they can swarm. These pests can deliver multiple painful stings and inject venom, which some people can be allergic to.
It is best to stay clear of stinging insect nests, leaving it to professionals to remove these pests from your property.
Why do I have a stinging insect problem?
Yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are all pollinators. However, they are also predators, eating other insects. These pests could be attracted to your property if there are:
- Flowering plants, which provide nectar.
- Gardens, which attract aphids that produce honeydew, and other pests.
- Trees, which produce sap.
Stinging insects also look for water sources and a sheltered place to build their nests, which residential properties can provide.
Where will I find stinging insects?
Stinging insects can create their nests under eaves, door and window frames, trees, and other shaded and sheltered areas. Although many stinging insect species build hanging nests, some build them in underground cavities, under rocks, and inside stumps.
Stinging insects can also build their nests inside wall voids if there are cracks or other entry points into your house.
How do I get rid of stinging insects?
Removing a stinging insect nest can be dangerous, so you should leave it to professionals. At Tim’s Pest Control, we provide all the services you need to remove and prevent stinging insects.
Our residential and commercial pest control services in Norwalk, CT are available biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, seasonal, or semiannual to meet the unique needs of every client. Contact us to learn more about the pest control services we offer in our Norwalk, CT service area and how we can help with stinging insects and other pests!
How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?
You can keep stinging insects from making themselves at home in your yard using the following tips:
- Reduce the number of flowering plants in your yard.
- Fill ground holes where stinging insects can build nests.
- Keep compost and garbage in bins with lids and clean them out when necessary.
- Remove stumps and logs from your property.
- Remove debris that retains water, repair leaks, and address other moisture issues.
Allow our experts at Tim’s Pest Control to remove empty stinging insect nests and perform other prevention steps to help keep these pests away. Call today to learn more!