September 1, 2022

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Stinging Insects

Any insect can become a nuisance and potentially create costly damage to your property. Carpenter bees, termites and cockroaches, for example, pose incredible threats to your home. But these insects don’t seem interested in biting or stinging you. So, what about those insects that are known to sting such as Wasps, Hornets & Yellow Jackets? How do you engage with them… and how do you safely get rid of them?

Dangers of Stinging Insects

When wasps, hornets and yellow jackets feel threatened, they are prone to defend themselves the only way they know how – by stinging. Their stings are painful and can be dangerous if you have a severe reaction. These three insects can be particularly troublesome because, unlike bees, who they are sometimes misidentified as, they can sting multiple times. This becomes an even more dangerous situation if you find yourself in an angry swarm, which can happen quickly if you inadvertently disrupt their nest or even just swat at one, triggering a rallying cry across the colony to attack the aggressor (that would be you).

This is why it’s important that when you suspect you have an issue with stinging insects in your home, or you simply want to prevent this problem, you work with professionals like the EastLine Pest Management team to first correctly identify the insects and then safely and efficiently get rid of them.

How To Get Rid Stinging Insects

Too often, when homeowners encounter a hornet or wasp nest on their deck or in their yard, they rush out to the nearest hardware store and shell out hard-earned money on cans of bug spray that may not be effective on that particular species of insect and/or is harmful to the environment and to other insects that you actually want to have around!

Unless you are an expert in entomology, specifically in winged insects, we recommend speaking with a trained specialist before starting any extermination excursion.

Save Yourself a DIY Nightmare. Let East Line Pest Handle It!

Stinging insects like wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are not only annoying pests; they can pose a significant threat to your family’s safety. Over the last 20-plus years providing pest control service, we’ve heard clients describe several DIY methods they’ve tried for managing an insect problem, and we can tell you that in the end, that is all you’re doing – managing the problem. To safely get rid of these insects, and to increase your chances of them never returning, it’s important to hire professional technicians to handle the job.

The East Line Pest Management team is ready to tackle every step of the process, saving you the time and hassle of trying different DIY methods and protecting your home and family from potentially severe stinging insects attacks.
Contact us today to get started!