What are stinging insects?
In New York, we have many stinging insects that we need to guard our properties against.
- Bald-faced hornets
- Carpenter bees
- Mud daubers
- Paper wasps
- Yellow jackets
When stinging insects buzz past you, it can be hard to see which species it is. If stinging insects become a problem on your property, it is always best to partner with a professional that can accurately identify them and appropriately remove them.
Are stinging insects dangerous?
A sting delivered by a bee, wasp, or hornet is not only painful, but the venom injected can trigger a severe allergic reaction. For some people, an attack from a stinging insect can be life-threatening.
Having stinging insects nesting on your property or foraging for food there is problematic. Their presence can cause you and your family to feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your outdoor space.
Why do I have a stinging insect problem?
Stinging insects are primarily outdoor pests and regular visitors to our yards. Most of our New York yards offer stinging insects areas to build their nests, water sources, and food.
Depending on their species, stinging insects live on a diet of proteins, sugars, or both. Things like fruit trees, flower gardens, open trash cans, outdoor eating areas, insects, and pet food will make stinging insects think you are inviting them into your yard.
Where will I find stinging insects?
Stinging insects can build a nest almost anywhere on our properties, with different species having their preferred nesting spots.
Both our yards and homes offer places for stinging insects to nest.
Many stinging insects will build a nest on our homes in places like under roof eaves, in the corners of windows and doors, behind window shutters, under steps, inside vents, or around light fixtures.
Sometimes stinging insects will exploit an opening in your home’s exterior and create a nest within a wall void or attic space.
Our yards also provide ample nesting spots like ground holes, tree hollows, tree branches, woodpiles, gardens, and areas of dense landscaping.
How do I get rid of stinging insects?
Stinging insects present a pest problem that you should put in the hands of a trained professional to handle. Being swarmed by hundreds of stinging insects is no joke and can lead to life-threatening consequences. At PDF Finest Pest Management, our professionals have the training to handle stinging insects and their nests and remove an infestation from any Long Island or New York City property. Don’t sacrifice your safety; reach out to us today to learn more about home stinging insect control in New York.
How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?
The best way to stop a stinging insect infestation before it begins is to partner with a professional who can provide regular pest control services. In addition, it is essential to routinely inspect your property for signs of a stinging insect nest, like seeing them swarming around a particular area. If you suspect a problem with stinging insects on your property, immediately reach out for assistance.
In addition, doing things like removing areas of standing water, keeping lids on trash cans, and reducing flowering vegetation on your property can help to make your property less attractive to these potentially dangerous pests.