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Professional Stinging Insect Pest Control Denver CO

The stinging insect is a term utilized to classify species that sting. Pests that fall meet the stinging insect criteria include:

Stinging insects belong to the Hymenoptera order and some are pollinators, an insect that spreads pollen from male to female plants. While many of the stinging insect species are useful for pollination plants, they pose a great risk to non-threatening animals and children. Fortunately, most stinging insect nests are visible from afar, giving passersby a warning to turn around and go another direction.

North America stinging insects include the carpenter bee, honeybee, bald-faced hornet, paper wasp, and yellowjacket.

How To Differentiate Between North American Stinging Insect Species

It is important to know the physical characteristics, behaviors, and nesting habits of each stinging insect.

Stinging Insect Paper Wasp

The paper wasp is an aggressive stinging insect species that will attack when provoked. The nest is constructed from a thin paper-like material gray in color. Paper wasp nests are visible from short distances, round with honeycomb compartments utilized to hold the young.

The stinging insect’s physical characteristics include six long, elbow-shaped legs, brownish/orange wings, two dark brown antennas, head, and torso, and a brown body with yellow stripes. The most commonly reported sighting in Colorado is the Northern paper wasp.

Stinging Insect Yellowjacket

The yellowjacket is another aggressive stinging insect. The spiral-shaped nest is constructed from durable paper-like material. As yellowjackets continue building their nest, their aggression continues to increase. The yellowjacket nest can be found hanging from porch banisters, building eaves, and shrubs.

Yellowjacket’s physical characteristics include black antennas, yellow-striped torso, body, and abdomen, yellow elbow-shaped legs, and a black and yellow head. The yellowjacket has amazing flying, takeoff, and landing capabilities.

Stinging Insect Bald-Faced Hornet

The bald-faced hornet is an aggressive stinging insect. The larger the colony, the more aggressive the bald-faced hornet becomes. Experts believe the stinging insect’s aggression is at its highest in late fall and summer.

The bald-faced hornet nest is shaped like a teardrop and constructed from thin paper-like material. The nest can be found hanging in tall grass, shrubs, trees, eaves, and brush.

The body is a mixture of black and white, with a large head and thorax. The stinger protrudes from the abdomen.

Stinging Insect Honeybee

The honeybee is one of the least aggressive stinging insect species. The stinging insect searches for the safest location for their nests. The honeycombs are filled with delicious, fresh honey, which is utilized as the primary food source throughout the winter season.

Honeybees build their nests in hollow trees, crevices in rock formations, and cavities of walls. The yellowish/orange body is covered with a thin fuzz. The stinger protrudes from the abdomen like many stinging insects.

Stinging Insect Carpenter Bee

The carpenter bee is not nearly as aggressive as the yellowjacket, wasp, and hornet. The carpenter bee nest is not usually visible, even up close. In fact, it is easy to happen upon the carpenter bee without even realizing it.

Carpenter bees do not feed on wood but instead, gnaw and spit it out. The insect deposits its eggs deep in the bored hole, far away from the predatory woodpecker.

The carpenter bee is black with a fuzzy, yellow thorax and yellow dot on the face.

Do Stinging Insects Pose A Danger To Children?

All species that fall within the stinging insect classification are dangerous. It is important to monitor your children when around stinging insects and their nests. These insects take their eggs and larvae’ safety seriously. If you do not want your children to get stung, teach them to stay away from stinging insects.

Stinging insects are both solitary and social. For example, the honeybee is social while the carpenter bee is solitary. Most stinging insect nests are visible for short distances away, excluding the carpenter bee and underground yellowjacket nests.

Yellowjackets are some of the most aggressive stinging insect species. All stinging insect stings are painful, some more than others. People with bee sting allergies will experience a more severe allergic reaction.

Why Are Stinging Insects Infiltrating My Property?

Stinging insects are drawn to specific areas for several reasons. For example, the carpenter bee is drawn to properties with decaying wood and wood structures. The honeybee, on the other hand, is drawn to water, standing and flowing.

What Is The Safest And Quickest Way To Get Rid Of Stinging Insects?

Professional pest control is the best extermination method for stinging insects. We combine industrial-strength pesticide and regular visual inspections to ensure the best results. Unfortunately, DIY pest control is not an option for stinging insects, as far as stinging insects go. We believe, stinging insects are extremely dangerous when they are approached. For DIY pesticides to be effective, you must make direct contact with the stinging insect, which is extremely difficult if not impossible to accomplish.

Does Stinging Insect Insecticide Contain Harmful Ingredients?

Chemical-based stinging insect pesticides can be dangerous when mishandled. It is crucial to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before the initial treatment. If you have no experience with pesticides, it is best to avoid them. Our exterminators in Detroit work extended schedules to help the locals get rid of stinging insects before they put their family and pets in danger.

What Factors Impact The Cost Of Professional Pest Control?

The factors that impact the cost of professional stinging insect management and prevention include the following:

  • Infiltration or infestation
  • The severity of infestation or infiltration
  • Location of nest
  • Size of nest
  • Type of pest

When Will The Exterminator Arrive For The Stinging Insect Inspection?

Within 24 and 48 hours of the initial service request. Our customer support team will take your service request and immediately begin processing it.

What Is The Best Stinging Insect Prevention Strategy?

Removing all decaying wood and wood structures, water sources, and other things stinging insects are drawn to. We also recommend routine visual inspections of your property. Early detection will ensure the quickest and most effective results.

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