While mosquitoes are an incredibly annoying and hazardous insect to deal with, they aren’t the only ones present throughout Florida year-round. There are other nuisances you have to worry about, including stinging insects.
The Dangers of Stinging Insects
Stinging insects come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all are capable of inflicting pain. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are some of the most common stinging insects — and generally most feared, for good reason.
These pests are often part of a colony, so seeing one typically means there are plenty more nearby. When one attacks, it sends a signal to the others, and it won’t take long before you are surrounded by stinging insects who are defending their territory aggressively.
Their stings are painful and may cause an allergic reaction. If you get stung by a bee, wasp, yellow jacket or hornet, you need to seek medical attention right away if you experience nausea, swelling, infection or difficulty breathing after being stung.
Taking Care of the Stinging Insect Problem
Even though these insects are scary, and their stings can be incredibly painful (and potentially dangerous), it’s important to remember that
these flying stinging insects provide benefits for the environment. You've likely heard about the recent bee crisis in which the reduction of the bee population has negatively impacted ecosystems all over the world.
However, having a thriving stinging insect colony near you and your family can also come with risks. Removing hives or nests is dangerous but necessary work, and you shouldn’t attempt to do this on your own. It’s a better idea to contact the professionals at MosquitoNix® for help. Our pest control experts can remove the colony while harming fewer insects in the process.
Scorpions Can Sting Too
Not only do you have to worry about flying stinging insects, but in some areas, you may also need to be on the lookout for scorpions. These stinging insects prefer warm, dry habitats like deserts and semi-arid regions. Scorpions tend to be most active at night. They often spend daylight hours in burrows or hiding under rocks, logs and other objects.
They prey on insects, spiders and other invertebrates, but they may sting humans when accidentally or purposefully disturbed, injecting a venom in the process.
Generally, scorpions found in the U.S. do not produce highly dangerous venom, but that doesn’t mean you want to experience a scorpion sting. It’s possible to have an allergic reaction to their venom. You should seek treatment for any severe symptoms in reaction to a scorpion bite, such as numbness, difficulty breathing or convulsions.
If you notice scorpions near your home, don't try to remove them yourself. Again, this is a job best left to professionals who have the skills, experience and equipment to remove these pests from your property effectively and safely.
Work with a Professional
Call MosquitoNix and we'll provide the customized pest control solutions you need. If you're having issues with scorpions, beehives, wasp nests or any other stinging insects, contact us to learn how we can make these pest problems disappear.
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