Stinging Insect Control
No matter where you live in Southern California, you’re likely to encounter some variety of stinging insect. The problem with these bugs doesn’t typically occur during the occasional encounter, but rather when a colony of these insects takes up residence on your property.
What You Should Know About Stinging Insects
While some stinging insects prefer to live a relatively solitary life, others like bumblebees, honeybees, hornets, and yellow jackets prefer to live a more communal lifestyle, residing in hives and nets. These communal insects pose the greatest threat to humans since they tend to be quite territorial, protecting their hive and their queen at all costs.
Signs of an Infestation
Perhaps the most common sign of a stinging insect infestation is the presence of a hive or nest. If present on your property, you’re likely to find them:
- In trees and shrubs.
- On building walls or within cracks in the masonry.
- In woodpiles or other large mounds.
- In attics, fence posts, tires, and really any other concealed location on your property.
The Danger with Stinging Insects
Even just one sting from a stinging insect can leave you with searing pain in the best cases, and send you into anaphylactic shock in the worst. The following are some severe reactions you may experience when stung by one of these dangerous insects:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Swelling of the face
- Dizziness and confusion
- Difficulty breathing
- Stomachache and other abdominal pain
- Swelling at the sight of the sting
Common Stinging Insects in Southern California
In Southern California, there are only a handful of dangerous stinging insects you really need to be on the lookout for. These insects include:
- Honey bees
- Killer bees
- Fire ants
- Yellow jackets
Exterminate Stinging Insects Today
Do you suspect your home or yard is being overtaken by stinging insects? At Preventive Pest Control, we can help.
Contact Preventive Pest Control to get rid of your stinging insect problem today.