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What are stinging insects?

Stinging insects are pests that can make it impossible for people to enjoy their outdoor spaces. Insects that sting, like bees, carpenter bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets, are pests that make people nervous and uncomfortable.

While taking care and avoiding contact with stinging insects is important, you can't forget they are an integral part of the ecosystem. Stinging insects are responsible for pollinating crops and plants that help keep us alive. Predatory species feed on many types of nuisance and dangerous insects, controlling their populations.

The phrase can't live with them, can't live without them, couldn't ring more true when speaking about stinging insects like bees and wasps!

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Are stinging insects dangerous?

Some stinging insects are quite aggressive; they defend themselves and their nests without much cause. Others are less aggressive but still will deliver a painful sting if threatened.

The venom that stinging insects inject with each of their stings is potent enough to trigger allergic reactions in people. Depending on the severity of the allergy, the response could be localized and mild or whole-body and life-threatening.

Stinging insects nesting in high-traffic areas of your yard or on or near your home puts you, your family, and your pets in harm's way. The more daily contact you have with these pests, the more likely a painful sting will occur.

Carpenter bees are a species of stinging insect that is destructive. Their females bore into and tunnel through wood to create their nesting galleries. Over time the presence of carpenter bees can cause damage to the wood they nest within.

Controlling carpenter bees and other stinging insects is best with the help of a local pest control expert.

Why do I have a stinging insect problem?

Our Dover properties offer stinging insects numerous water sources, places to nest, and places to forage for food.

Stinging insects live where they can fulfill their basic needs, and our Dover yards, more often than not, offer them precisely what they need. Our yard's trees, gardens, lawns, flower beds, garbage cans, recycling bins, and outdoor eating areas provide them with food, water, and shelter.

Where will I find stinging insects?

Solitary stinging insects, like carpenter bees, have females that build individual nests. Social stinging insects like most bees, hornets, yellow jackets and wasps live together in large groups.

Depending on their species, stinging insects will build their nest in various places, such as the following:

  • In trees, shrubs, and bushes
  • On utility poles
  • On fences and play structures
  • Under pieces of outdoor furniture 
  • In or under unused grills, cars, or lawnmowers
  • In-ground holes
  • In between rocks or within woodpiles
  • Under roof eaves, decks, railings, or steps
  • Within a home's wall voids, attics, or chimneys

If you are ever concerned that stinging insects are nesting somewhere on your property, don't put off asking for help. Call the professionals at Dependable Pest Solutions today for the best stinging insect control in Dover, NH.

How do I get rid of stinging insects?

Stinging insects are not pests you want to "hope" will eventually leave your Dover, NH, property. Their presence requires immediate action to keep you and your family safe from their stings. Dependable Pest Solutions can quickly and safely solve your property's stinging insect problems. We strive to exceed customer expectations and offer the safest, most efficient, and most effective pest control solutions in Dover.

"Don't get stung by the competition," reach out to us today for all your stinging insect control needs!

How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?

Use the following tips to help prevent stinging insects from becoming a problem on your Dover, NH, property.

  • Prevent these pests from getting into your home by sealing cracks and crevices in its exterior. 
  • Always keep locking lids on outdoor trash cans.
  • Keep outdoor eating areas free of food debris and sticky spills.
  • Cut trees and shrubbery back from your home's exterior.
  • Avoid planting flowers near sitting and eating areas and windows and doors.
  • If you discover a stinging insect nest in your yard, stay away from the area and contact a professional to remove the nest.

Despite your best efforts stinging insects may still find their way to your property. If they do, immediately reach out to us for quality home pest control in Dover, NH

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