What are stinging insects?
Stinging insects fly around our Texas yards as they forage for food and move to and from their nests. Some of the most troublesome stinging insects that make themselves regular visitors to our Texas yards include:
- Yellow jackets
There are two things that the above species of stinging insects have in common. The first is that they all have a stinger extending from their hind end. The second is that stinging insects are an important part of the ecosystem. Bees help pollinate plants and crops, and predatory species feed on and control populations of nuisance insects.
Are stinging insects dangerous?
Stinging insects are beneficial when living out in nature and should be left alone. However, the story is different when stinging insects nest in our yards. You should take action and call a professional pest control expert in Seguin to remove stinging insects from your yard.
The venom that stinging insects have is strong enough to cause an allergic response in people. Depending on the person, the reaction could be mild swelling around the sting site or, in those severely allergic, there can be a life-threatening anaphylactic response. Having stinging insects living in our yards threatens the health and safety of you, your kids, and your pets.
Why do I have a stinging insect problem?
It is very common for stinging insects to choose our yards as a place to nest. The grass, trees, shrubs, decks, and our homes provide safe places for stinging insects to build their nests. In addition to shelter, our yards also provide plenty of places for stinging insects to hunt their insect prey or gather pollen and nectar.
Stinging insects that feed on proteins eat many of the same foods we do, and things like outdoor eating areas, trash cans, and recycling bins offer them a place to look for food.
Where will I find stinging insects?
Where stinging insects prefer to nest largely depends on their species. To the average person identifying the exact species that flying around their yard can be difficult.
To help, we want to supply you with a list of the most common places stinging insects build their nests. Carefully and regularly inspecting the following areas of your yard will help you locate a nest so you can avoid the area until a professional can safely from the nest from your property.
- Under decks, porch steps, railings, and grills
- Inside ground holes
- Within tree stumps and tree hollows
- Behind light fixtures
- Inside flowerbeds, gardens, or other areas of dense vegetation
- In holes in the ground or the abandoned nests of small animals
If you ever discover a stinging insect nest or see lots of stinging insects flying around your property, call us here at Daniel Pest Control for immediate help!
How do I get rid of stinging insects?
The safest way to remove stinging insects from your Seguin property is with the help of a local and experienced professional. At Daniel Pest Control, our knowledgeable professionals will inspect your property, correctly identify the stinging insects present, and safely remove the offending nests, leaving behind a yard you can enjoy once again! We will always work around your budget and schedule to help you maintain a property free of dangerous stinging insects and other pests.
If you live in Seguin, Texas, or our surrounding areas, call today to learn more about our 100% guaranteed home pest control or commercial pest control services!
How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?
Keeping stinging insects off your property and out of your home can be difficult and stressful. There are some things you can do to deter them from your home and property. To keep stinging insects from finding their way into your home, try the following tips:
- Seal all exterior entry points.
- Caulk any cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and exterior walls.
- Make sure all door and window screens are intact.
- Place caps on your chimneys.
- Install weather stripping around windows and doors.
- Locate garden areas and wood piles a distance away from the outside of your home.
- Remove overgrown vegetation and piles of debris from your property.
- Trim back tree limbs away from the exterior of your home.
- Remove water sources by maintaining gutters and fixing leaky outdoor fixtures and hoses.