Stinging Insects

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New York City residents need to learn more about stinging insects. They’re common across the United States, so you may encounter them at some point. Bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps fit into the stinging insect category. All of these pests belong to the Hymenoptera family which is also home to ants. The majority of stinging insects are beneficial pollinators. They can help pollinate plants. If they’re not causing problems on your property, it is best to leave them alone. You’ll need to learn more about the stinging insects on your property.

Find out which species you’re dealing with. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know more about the problem you’re facing. In our area, the most common stinging insects include honeybees, yellowjackets, paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, and carpenter bees. They’ll be explored in greater depth below.

What Types of Stinging Insects?

First and foremost, you’ll need to determine which stinging insect has invaded your property. You can find out by examining the stinging insect and its nest.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are common in New York City. They’re moderately aggressive and will attack people who get too close to their nests. If you reach toward their nest, you’re likely going to get stung. Their nests are small and round. In terms of color, they’re gray. Furthermore, they have a unique honeycomb design. Paper wasps tend to build their nests under eaves and on fences.

You’ll need to learn more about the paper wasp’s appearance. Well, you’ll find that the two common species in our area are European paper wasps and Northern paper wasps. European paper wasps have orange antennas with black and yellow stripes. As for Northern Paper Wasps, they have a brown body with a few dark orange spots.

Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets can be found in our area. They’re very aggressive and get more aggressive in late summer and fall. As the colony expands, the stinging insect becomes more aggressive. It doesn’t help that yellowjackets can build nests underground. When they build nests above ground, their nests will be large. They can live with thousands of other insects. These nests are often found near attics, dense bushes, and porches.

If you’re dealing with yellowjackets, you’ll find stinging insects with yellow and black stripes on their bodies. Their antennas are black.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets are aggressive and commonly found in our city. Again, they become more aggressive as the colony grows. They’re generally more aggressive in late summer and early fall. Their nests are large and resemble an upside-down teardrop. These nests are frequently built in trees and bushes. They can also be found on building sides. Bald-faced hornets are unique because they’re black and white. They have a larger head, body, and thorax than other stinging insects.

Honeybees

Honeybees are different because they’re less aggressive. They can be bred to ensure that they’re gentle. If you approach their nest, you might not get stung. Still, it is a good idea to move forward cautiously. Their extensive nests are made of wax. Honeybees build nests on trees, rocks, and walls. They have a honeycomb design. Don’t be surprised when honeybees return to the same nest each year. They can do so several years in a roll. They have to store plenty of food to ensure that they can thrive during this time.

Honeybees are fuzzy. They’re orange or yellow.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees can terrorize New York City residents. They aren’t aggressive, but they can sting. If you approach their nest, you likely won’t get stung though. Their build unique nests in wood surfaces. Their nests are round holes that are 3/8ths of an inch. They use the hole to care for their young. Carpenter bees and bumblebees look similar. The primary species has a shiny abdomen and a fuzzy thorax. Look for a yellow spot on the insect’s face. If you see it, you’re dealing with a male.

Dangers

Are you worried about the dangers of stinging insects? You should be because some of them are dangerous. However, not all stinging insects are. For instance, males are not dangerous since they cannot sting. Plus, most stinging insects are not going to sting unless you provoke them. Once you’ve found a stinging insect nest, it is pertinent to judge it. If it is large, stay away from it. If the nest is small, the stinging insects are likely less aggressive. Most stings are harmless but painful. Some can be deadly though.

Reasons

Are you wondering why stinging insects have targeted your home? The primary reason is that they want to build nests. They can find plenty of spots to do that on your property.

Removing Stinging Insects

It is pertinent to protect your loved ones by getting rid of stinging insects immediately. Thankfully, there are several ways to achieve this goal. For instance, you can try using DIY methods. However, this might not be the best choice. When you do it alone, you’ll have to take all of the risks. There is a chance that you’re going to find yourself surrounded by stinging insects. That could be dangerous. Furthermore, you have to worry about exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals. Minimize the risks involved by working with our exterminators. We’ll keep you safe while getting rid of the pests quickly.

Our Treatment Is Safe

Our company offers safe solutions to your stinging insect problems. We always use the latest techniques to eradicate stinging insects for our clients. All of the products we used have been registered with the EPA. As a result, they follow the agency’s strict guidelines. The products we use do not pose any hazards to people or pets. If you need to take any safety precautions, our exterminator will let you know ahead of time.

Extermination Costs

When determining the price, our exterminator will consider several factors, including the type of stinging insect you’re dealing with. We’ll also consider the size of your home, the size of the nest, and the nest’s location. Once we’ve determined the price, we’ll give you a bid price. You can choose to accept our price or search for another exterminator.

When Can You Begin?

Contact our office to get started right now. We’ll help you schedule an appointment. We’ll contact you back in 24 to 48 hours.

Preventing Stinging Insects

You’ll want to do what you can to stop stinging insects from invading your property. The only problem is that you can’t do much. Work with us and you can stop them from destroying your life. We offer a home service program. Pay a low annual fee and we’ll visit your home three times. If we find pests, we’ll eliminate them without charging.

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