If you have stinging insects on your property, you better call on the professionals that are experienced with problems concerning yellow jackets, wasps, bumblebees, and hornets, especially if you intend to enjoy your own backyard this summer. There is nothing worse than these dangerous insects joining in on the fun during family barbecues and parties, especially when children are around. Their ability to sting and the potentially life-threatening allergic reaction they can cause are not the only reasons to get professional help with stinging insects.

Here are the most common stinging insects to be on the lookout for:

Yellow jackets and wasps can ruin your day quickly as they are aggressive and territorial in regards to their nest and can sting someone multiple times. They are very attracted to sticky, sugary substances like soda and can fly into your can or cup unbeknownst to you as you bring it up to your lips for a sip. By the time you realize the wasp is there, it’ll be too late! The yellow jacket will think you are threatening his life and attack. Their nests are paper-like and can be found in bushes, trees, and the eaves of homes and outbuildings. So be on the lookout for these party crashers!

Bumblebees are not as aggressive; however, if they feel they or their nest is threatened, they can get worked up enough to sting. They can sting more than once since their stinger does not detach like the honey bee. Bumblebee nests are usually located on the ground around decks or in soffits of attics.

Bald-faced hornets are related to the yellow jacket; and like the bumblebee and yellow jacket, they can sting more than once. Their nests are large (up to 2 feet in length) and can be found at least 3 feet off the ground; and they can build them anywhere, especially on your home. These hornets are dangerous and are extremely aggressive. The most innocent bystander could get attacked just by being in close proximity to a nest.

Need more reasons to seek a professional? DIY projects, sprays, and removing nests can be risky business for homeowners. Why waste an entire weekend on a project that can be dangerous or that will not work in the end? Sprays can be difficult to manage and dangerous if used improperly. Also, the improper removal of nests can increase your chances of aggravating an entire colony and getting stung multiple times, even when wearing protective gear. You will not want to destroy essential honeybee nests by accident either. These nests can be relocated so that the honeybees can continue to do their jobs and pollinate plants.

If you are experiencing stinging insects and would like some relief from the constant fear of getting stung, give ChemTec Pest Control a call. Our professional technicians have the knowledge, skill, experience, and equipment that is essential to find and remove stinging insects and their nests from your home and property; and for year-round protection, try our PestGuard Home Protection plan. Give us a call for more information about how we can help you with your stinging insect problems. We are always here to help.