Why Do I Have a Stinging Insect Problem?
Many things attract stinging insects to a property where they eventually become a problem in or around our homes. As with most pests, suitable nesting spots near food are the two main things that drive stinging insects to a property.
The following are nesting sites and foraging sites that stinging insects often choose:
- Trees and utility poles
- Shrubs and bushes
- Ground holes or the abandoned ground nests of other animals
- Trash cans and recycling bins
- Gardens and fruit trees
Where Will I Find Stinging Insects?
Stinging insects like to choose areas to build nests that are secluded and protect them from harsh weather and predators. In addition to natural nesting sites like trees, shrubs, and the ground, stinging insects may also place their nests in or under man-made structures like roof eaves, decks, porches, or behind window shutters or wood shingles.
Carpenter bees have unique nesting habits and create tunnels and nesting galleries in wood, which, over time, causes costly structural damage.
How Do I Get Rid of Stinging Insects?
Get rid of potentially dangerous stinging insects with the help of BHB Pest Elimination. We dedicate our efforts and resources to helping customers enjoy their outdoor space without the threat of being stung. We offer a variety of stinging insect control options that will meet your New York property's unique needs. Our professionals provide the services necessary to get rid of stinging insects and the follow-up services essential to keeping them away for good. We are committed to not just controlling stinging insects but eliminating them! To learn more about our stinging insect control services, contact us at BHB Pest Elimination today.
How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?
- Avoid wearing strong-smelling perfumes or lotions when you spend time outside.
- When outside in grassy areas, wear shoes.
- Seal up openings in the exterior walls, the roofline, windows, or the foundation of your home.
- Cut tree branches and shrubbery back away from your home.
- Remove overgrown vegetation from your property.
- Fill in ground holes.
- Do not plant a lot of flowering plants next to your house.