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What are stinging insects?
Wasps have pinched waists and long, thin legs that dangle below their bodies when flying. Their bodies are black or brown in color with yellow or orange markings and their wings are a grayish color. Wasps tend to have very little hair or be completely void of hair. The most common species of wasps living in the United States are paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Wasps tend to be territorial, social species and will swarm together to defend their nest.
Paper wasps are one of the most common species of wasps. They are often identified by the aerial, upside-down umbrella-shaped nests that they create. Paper wasps are semi-social and live together in small colonies. Adult paper wasps are mostly brown in color with some yellow coloration. Some species may have bright red or orange markings. Paper wasps aren’t overly aggressive, but they will not hesitate to defend themselves or their nest if threatened.
Mud daubers are a large, solitary species of stinging insects. They are black or a metallic blue color and may have yellow or green markings and are often identified by the nests they create out of mud. Mud daubers are fairly docile and stings are rare. They hunt and paralyze spiders with their venom to feed their developing larvae. Adults mainly feed on plant nectar and honeydew.
Are stinging insects dangerous?
Why do I have a stinging insect problem?
Where will I find stinging insects?
How do I get rid of stinging insects?
To get rid of stinging insects from your property, partner with the Texas pest control experts at Romney Pest Control. Our experienced professionals provide reliable and comprehensive pest control services that eliminate stinging insects as well as the routine services needed to prevent them from returning. If you are looking for high-quality pest control to keep your Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, or Houston area home or business free of stinging insects, contact Romney Pest Control today.
How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?
Keep stinging insects out of your home with the help of the following stinging insect prevention tips:
- Place a cap on your chimney
- Fix holes along the roofline and roof intersections
- Trim tree limbs back away from the exterior of your home
- Outdoor trash cans and compost bins should have tight-fitting lids on them
- Keep outdoor eating areas/grills clean and free of food debris
- Fill in ground holes and remove fallen trees and tree stumps from your property
- Get rid of water sources by maintaining gutters and downspouts, and fixing leaky hoses and fixtures
- Limit the amount of flowering vegetation planted on your property, especially close to your home’s exterior
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