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Stinging Insects - Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

Overview

Stinging insects are those insects that defend themselves with a stinger. This stinger is located at the end of their abdomen. Stinging insects can be both beneficial as well as dangerous. For example, the benefits to the environment of the honey bee is well known. Various species of stinging insects help reduce the nuisance of pests in your garden. Furthermore, many species are responsible for pollinating flower, plants, and crops. While stinging insects look very similar, there are many different species, each with their own unique looks and behaviors.

In Lansing and other areas in mid-Michigan the stinging insects that are most common are wasps, carpenter bees, hornets and yellow jackets. Carpenter bees are solitary species, while hornets, yellow jackets and wasps thrive by living together in large groups and are social.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are bees, wasps, and hornets dangerous?

It is second nature for most people to avoid stinging insects and this is for good reason. Bees, wasps, and hornets can sting and the results can be both painful and dangerous. The venom that stinging insects have can cause strong reactions in summer people. Those who are allergic may experience reactions, in extreme cases they may even be life threatening A typical sting will produce a red, raised and painful welt that may last a few hours or a few days. In addition to the health concern that stinging insects cause they can also damage property. Carpenter bees are known for creating tunnels and nesting in wood that can cause structural damage over time. Bees may also create a nest behind walls that create other pests and cause damage.

Why do I have a bee problem?

In Michigan, stinging insects are most active from the spring to late fall seasons. During these warm weather months people tend to be outside more which increase their chances of coming in contact with them

How do I get rid of bees?

Bees, wasps and hornets can be difficult pests to eliminate. If you are experiencing bee issues in your Lansing area home or business you'll want to make sure you contact us today so you can ensure a professional pest control approach to addressing your issue.

What can I do to prevent a bee problem?

There are a few things that you can to to help reduce the chance of a bee, wasp, or hornet infestation. 1. Reduce moisture levels around your home by fixing leaking pipes, eliminating standing water, removing bird baths and keeping gutters and downspouts free of leaves and debris. 2. Keep shrubs and tree limbs and branches away from your home 3. When eating outside make sure to clean up leftover food which attracts all types of pests. 4. Cover all trash bins 5. Do not attempt to remove a nest yourself, hire a professional pest control expert.
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