Stinging insects come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all are capable of inflicting pain. Bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are some of the most common stinging insects. These pests are often found as part of a colony, so seeing one typically means there are plenty more nearby. Their stings are painful and may cause an allergic reaction. It's important to seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms like nausea, swelling, infection or difficulty breathing after being stung by a bee, wasp, yellow jacket or hornet.
One thing to consider with these flying stinging insects is that they may provide benefits for the environment. You've likely heard about the recent bee crisis in which the reduction of the bee population has negatively affected ecosystems all over the world. However, there are also risks of allowing a stinging insect colony to thrive near you. Removing hives or nests is dangerous but necessary work, which is why you should call the professionals at PestFix® to help. Our pest control experts can remove the colony while harming fewer insects in the process.
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. They often spend daylight hours in burrows or hiding under rocks, logs and other objects. Scorpions tend to be most active at night. 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. However, 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. Instead, call PestFix and we'll provide the customized pest control solutions you need. If you're having issues with scorpions, bee hives, wasp nests or any other stinging insects, contact us to learn how we can make these pest problems disappear.