With warm weather and sunny days come the flying and stinging insects that we all loathe. Mosquitoes, yellow jackets, hornets, carpenter bees, and wasps can put a damper on our outdoor activities like few other pests can. The season can be especially frustrating when someone in the family is allergic to stings. For all of these insects, spring is the time when fertilized eggs hatch and become the busy worker bees and wasps that we see buzzing around flowers and trees. Wondering if your local pest control company can rescue you from these flying and stinging insects? Here’s what you need to know.
What about wasps?
There are lots of different kinds of wasps, and in fact, not all wasps live in hives. Wasps that do build hives tend to prefer to build in sheltered locations, such as hollow trees or in the crannies of buildings. Some species of wasps tend to be quite aggressive, and therefore pose more of a danger than other species. Most kinds of wasps have small barbs on their stingers, which allow them to sting victims multiple times.
What about carpenter bees?
Carpenter bees are large bees that burrow tunnels into wooden structures like decks and porches. This makes this type a bee a nuisance to homeowners. Carpenter bees mate in the spring time so you will see more of them during April and May. Male bees are more aggressive at this time, but it is good to know that male carpenter bees cannot sting. However, the female carpenter bees can sting and will if you invade her space.
What about hornets?
Hornets are considered beneficial predatory insects because they help to control the populations of other insects. Farmers and gardeners often welcome the sight of hornets on their property. This is because they know that the grasshoppers and locusts that have been chowing on the veggies don’t stand a chance against a hornet.
When it comes to flying and stinging insects, it is always best to leave their removal to the experts. Especially if you have a whole hive that needs to be removed, you don’t want to run the risk of being stung dozens of times. This can cause a life-threatening situation for you and for anyone who is nearby.
Get Professional Help for Controlling Flying and Stinging Insects
So how do you control flying and stinging insects like mosquitoes, carpenter bees, wasps, or hornets? Our best advice is that YOU don’t – that’s a job for experienced professionals with the equipment, training, and tools to do the job appropriately.
If your Atlanta-area home has recently experienced a big increase in flying and stinging insect populations, North Fulton Pest Solutions can help. Our technicians will be glad to assess your property, determine what types of insects need to be reduced and controlled, and then provide you with a free estimate for our services. Click this link or call us at 770-475-7419 to schedule an appointment for your flying and stinging insect estimate.