Stinging Insect Solutions for Home & Business Owners
Stinging insects refers to a group of insects that have a venom-filled stinger extending from their abdomens. This includes everything from honeybees to all manner of wasps and hornets. These pests are highly important in plant pollination and extremely helpful in controlling populations of nuisance insect pests. While stinging insects play a vital ecological role, they can be potentially dangerous to people and pets.
Though Honeybees and mason bees are relatively harmless unless provoked, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets are much more aggressive. Stings from these insects are extremely painful and can be deadly for those with allergies. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to make sure these pests do not nest on or near your property.
Effective Stinging Insect Control in New Jersey
Due to the dangers involved with getting rid of stinging insects, it’s best you contact the professionals at Amco Pest Solutions. Our highly trained stinging insect control experts have the gear and expertise to handle any stinging insect infestation effectively and safely. Whether you are looking for a one-time treatment to get rid of a current infestation or need ongoing control services, we are here to help!
Oftentimes there is no single specific reason stinging insects choose to live on your property. So long as there is ample access to food, shelter, and nesting materials, stinging insects will build their nests almost anywhere. The spring and summer season is when most species of stinging insects are active. Stinging insects live and breed outside, only sometimes finding their way inside to build a nest.
Conducive Conditions for Stinging Insects
Where a stinging insect places their nest depends on if they are aerial or ground nesters. Some species are solitary and create an individual nest, but most stinging insects are social and live together in groups of various sizes. Outside, stinging insects live in a variety of habitats including wooded areas, meadows, fields, grasslands, and our own backyards. Some common nesting sites include:
- Tree branches and tree cavities
- Chimneys, doorways, behind window shutters, and under decks
- Utility poles
- Ground holes
- The abandoned nests of other small animals
Stinging Insect Prevention Tips
Stinging insects can be attracted to our homes and businesses for several different reasons. Here are a few tips to help prevent potential stinging insect infestations:
- When spending time outside, avoid not using heavily scented perfumes, lotions, or shampoos.
- When planting new flowering shrubs, bushes, or trees, place them away from the exterior of your home.
- Be aware of your surroundings and know that nests can be placed in doorways, swing sets, playhouses, and other high traffic locations in your yard.
- Remove access to water on your property by fixing leaky outdoor fixtures and hoses.
- Keep debris from building up in gutters.
- Eliminate entry points by placing caps on chimneys, screens in windows and doors, covers over vents, and repairing loose or damaged siding.
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