Stinging Insect Control: What You Should Know

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Stinging insect control is one of the most important pest control services available to you. While other pests can be harmful, stinging insects can be particularly dangerous. WebMD estimates that around 2 million Americans are allergic to the venom of stinging insects. These allergies can be life-threatening in some cases.

Stinging Insect Control: What You Should Know

To protect your family, removing stinging insects from the premises requires professional stinging insect control services. Here are a few things you may not know about stinging insects and how to control them:

  • Not all stinging insects are bad news. Here at Overwatch Pest Management, we remove hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets. In addition to having painful stings and being a general nuisance, they can damage trees and any fruit on them. That’s why they will often be exterminated. Other stinging insects are actually beneficial to the environment and shouldn’t be killed. Honey bees, for example, are essential for pollination.
  • Stinging insect nests are found in many places. While many people may have dealt with nests in their trees, they may not know where else to look out for them. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets may be found in woodpiles, attics, bushes, and house cracks or crevices.
  • You should never try to handle the problem yourself. Stinging insects can get aggressive when they feel threatened. Yellow jackets, for example, may use pheromones to call other yellow jackets to swarm and harm you. Always call a professional to take care of stinging insect control.