Facts & Information
What are Stinging Pests?
Bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets are common summertime insects in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. Stinging pests come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The common factor across any species is a stinger. Bee stings can be more than just a painful nuisance. Stinging pests send thousands of people to the emergency room every year. Those with allergies are most at risk, but a large number of stings can be fatal to anyone.
Bees and wasps are social insects that live in large colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Bees will form hives out of beeswax to store food and house their colony. Wasps and hornets construct their nests out of a paper-like material made from chewed wood mixed with saliva.
Types of Stinging Pests
Why Do I Have Them?
Stinging insects will nest on your property because it offers them a safe place to live and feed. Underneath eaves, roofs, and overhangs are common areas where these insects like to build their nests. Many stinging insects feed on nectar from flowers. Gardens, flowering vegetation, ornamental ponds, swimming pools, and garbage cans attract stinging insects. As the weather gets colder, wasps and yellow jackets tend to venture indoors for warmth through openings around windows, doors, and vents.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Outdoor barbecues and picnics will attract hungry wasps and yellow jackets. They constantly buzz around your food and drinks.
Stinging insects often build nests on our homes. Wasp nests and beehives are an eyesore on your house. Beehives in wall cavities may also damage drywall and create stains.
Bees and wasps will sting when threatened, which may cause mild irritation, intense pain, or severe allergic reactions in some people.
Treatment & Control
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How Do I Get Rid of Stinging Pests?
Stinging insects are a tricky pest to eliminate from your property. Our pest management professionals are equipped with the proper protective gear to safely remove beehives and wasp nests from your property. Since every home and stinging insect species is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation.
Bees and wasps are a common problem every summer in Wisconsin. Our seasonal stinging insect treatments will protect your home and family year-round against these insects. No contracts are required. If you notice any wasp nests or beehives on your property, contact our expert pest exterminators. We are ready to help you!
How Do I Keep Stinging Pests Out of My House?
Preventing bees and wasps from invading your property can be a difficult task; however, you can take a few steps to help stop them. Eliminate food sources by picking up fallen fruit from trees and plants. Remove any trash in your yard. Repair holes in window screens. Keep garbage cans tightly sealed.