Stinging Insect Control
Lamp's Pest Solutions has the answers when you have a Stinging Insect Nest
Stinging insects are pests that possess stingers and use them to defend themselves against perceived danger. The venom that all these insects possess is strong enough to trigger severe allergic reactions or even anaphylaxis. Some stinging insects are considered beneficial as they are responsible for pollination. They are predatory species that help to keep populations of nuisance insects in check. Stinging insects usually only become a problem when they decide to build their nests on or near your home or in high-traffic areas around your property. Two common examples of stinging insects are bees and wasps.
Stinging insects can become a problem on any residential or commercial property because they prefer to live, breed, and feed outside. Stinging insects are typically most active during the late summer and early fall when the colonies are at their largest. That is also the time of year when workers are out working at a frenzied pace, foraging for food to feed their colonies and to sustain their queens during the winter. Common nesting sites include up high in trees, on utility poles, in bushes, under roof eaves, in the corners of doorways, in open lawns, in ground holes, or in wood and rock piles. If there are any openings in the exterior of your home, stinging insects could take advantage of them to nest inside of chimneys, behind wall voids, or in crawlspaces.
Our experts have some tips for preventing stinging insects from invading your Midlands, SC property. Place garden and compost areas away from the exterior of your home, and trim overgrown vegetation. Seal any possible entry points into your home, and remove water sources by fixing leaky fixtures and maintaining gutters. Limit the amount of flowering vegetation planted near the outside of your home. Finally, keep locking lids on trash cans and compost bins, and keep outdoor eating areas free of food debris.
Lamp's Pest Solutions has been providing professional pest control services to properties in the Midlands of South Carolina for over ten years, so we've solved many pest problems. To learn more about our comprehensive residential or commercial pest control options, or schedule your free pest inspection, contact Lamp's Pest Solutions today!