Stings from wasps, bees, and hornets increase nationwide during the warmer months. For some people, stings tend to be little more than an uncomfortable nuisance. For others, however, severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock can occur, leading to very painful consequences and in rare instances, even death. Professor Pest's Wasp & Hornet Control Guide provides additional insights into tips, tricks, and best practices for managing wasps and hornets around your home.
Which stinging insect products to choose depends on several factors, including the specific type you're dealing with, their location, and the extent of their population. Whenever possible, honey bees should be removed or extracted as opposed to being killed. Wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket populations can be eliminated with some combination of traps, sprays, aerosols, dusts, foams, and several other products.
When dealing with stinging insects, remember that safety should always be priority number one. Be sure to follow all safety precautions and treatment guidelines on the label of whichever products you intend to use. In instances of widespread active or established populations, or when dealing with honey bees, a professional bee suit may be advisable. If there is any doubt about your ability to handle the situation on your own, please contact a local professional exterminator for a FREE pest control estimate.
Did You Know...
More people die in the United States each year from bee, wasp, or hornet stings than from any other group of insects? Every year, an average of about 60 people will die from adverse reactions, such as anaphylaxis, to stings from these dangerous pests. For more information, you may want to Meet The Deadliest Insect in America, which highlights the frequency of bee and wasp deaths throughout the United States.