Preventive Pest Control helps protect your family and pets from all types of stinging insects by helping you build a pest barrier around your property. Though it is impossible to stop a bee or wasp from flying onto your property, it is completely feasible to limit exposure to bees, wasps and yellow jackets.

Not only does Preventive Pest Control help you clean out existing beehives, wasp and hornet nests on your property, but we work to ensure they don’t come back. Our thorough inspections conducted by our professional technicians identify all of likely places where a nest or hive could be built and we then work to build a barrier against bees and wasps living on your property.

If you are seeing an influx of bees or wasps around your property, it is a good idea to request an estimate from your local Preventive Pest Control branch. For more information on stinging insects and our pest control solutions, please read below.

Understanding Stinging Insects

Bees and wasps, in particular live a solitary life, however, honeybees, bumblebees, paper wasps, yellow jackets and hornets commonly live in colonies. They sting their prey so that they can render them paralyzed and protect their hive from potential predators. In some cases, these stinging insects may attack humans, especially when they feel they are threatened. However, the risk of getting stung by bees and wasps are unlikely, unless you search for them and make them attack you. But, despite the low risk of attack, around 500,000 people in the United States are sent to hospitals each year due to stinging insects.

Attacks commonly occur during summer, when most of these stinging insects are searching for food to allow their queen survive the winter. When these insects attack, they will sting multiple times until their victim flee to a safer place.

What Happens When Stinging Insects Attack

For some individuals, a sting from one of these stinging insects can create an allergic reaction due to the immune system reacting to the allergen. The yellow jackets, honeybees, paper wasps, hornets, and fire ants all have their own identifying toxins that may react to an individual’s immune system, which can create the following severe reactions.

    • Facial swelling
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal pain
    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Swelling on the affected area

Solutions From Preventive Pest Control

Honeybees in particular, are necessary pollinators and are considered valuable, which is why they are mainly taken care of. They are treated with respect and are mostly saved from extermination by removing their nest and placing them in a more suitable environment. While solutions may vary from case to case since some stinging insects can harbor in homes and create nests in attics and walls, Preventive Pest Control will provide the right solutions in removing these nest sites away from your home.

Nesting Sites of these Stinging Insects

    • The walls of buildings
    • Cracks in masonry
    • Old tires
    • Shrubs
    • Woodpiles
    • Large mounds
    • Trees near a house
    • Attics

Preventive Pest Control values your safety and acknowledge the urgency of your circumstances. Once you schedule for an appointment, our team of technicians will go to a thorough inspection of your area and assess the harborage areas of these stinging insects, then provide proper solutions that will mainly benefit your home and your environment.