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What are stinging insects?

There are many different types of stinging insects living throughout California. Some are more problematic than others, but all wasps can deliver painful stings, making them unwelcome visitors to our yards and homes.

Two of the most troublesome types of stinging insects are wasps and hornets. They are aggressive and can deliver multiple painful stings to people and our pets when they feel threatened.

While wasps and hornets tend to look similar, there are some differences between them, with the main difference being their size. Hornets tend to have a more stout and robust body, while wasps are smaller. 

Are stinging insects dangerous?

The venom that stinging insects deliver with each sting makes these pests dangerous. The venom is strong enough to trigger reactions in those allergic to their venom, with responses ranging from mild to life-threatening. Having stinging insects living in your yard is a threat and can limit your ability to enjoy your outdoor space. It is not easy to comfortably enjoy dinner on the deck or garden in your flowerbeds when you have stinging insects swarming about.

Why do I have a stinging insect problem?

Wasps and hornets are predatory species and feed on the insects that call our lawns and gardens home. Though insects make up the bulk of their diet, they will also feed on nectar, fruits, and some plants. Our Orange County yards often provide stinging insects with ample places to forage for food and have their water needs met in places like our gardens, trash cans, fruit trees, flowerbeds, clogged gutters, and overwatered lawns.

Where Will I Find Stinging Insects?

Stinging insects will build their nests in a variety of locations, depending on their species.

Hornets usually place their nests in protected spaces located up off the ground. Depending on the species, Wasps will build nests either in the ground or up off the ground. Wasps typically live together in much larger colonies than hornets.

Some common nesting locations for stinging insects include:

  • Trees and utility poles
  • Under roof eaves and decks
  • Doorways
  • Bushes and shrubs
  • Ground holes

How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?

"Better For You. Better For The Planet." Trust Pacific Shore Pest Control to solve your pest problems. On top of our pest control services, help guard your property against stinging insects with the help of our easy to execute pest prevention tips.

  • Since stinging insects often build nests at ground level, it is vital to be vigilant when walking around your yard and regularly inspect spaces under shrubs, landscaping ties, and decks for their nests.
  • Limit food sources by keeping lids on trash cans and recycling bins.
  • Get rid of their access to water by keeping gutters free of debris and repairing leaky hoses and pipes.
  • After eating outside, make sure to clean up leftover food and drink containers.
  • Keep garden areas free of fallen fruits and vegetables.

How do I get rid of stinging insects?

Don’t let stinging insects take over your yard; at first sight of these stinging pests flying around your home, reach out to a professional for help. The safest and most effective way to rid your property of stinging insects and their nests is to partner with the trusted local professionals at Pacific Shore Pest Control. We want to help you protect what matters most to you: your family and your home, from the dangerous and painful stings of wasps, hornets, and other stinging insects!

We provide home pest control services that effectively eliminate insects and our area’s other common pests through green and organic pest control solutions. Guarding people against pests, delivering eco-friendly solutions, and providing exceptional customer service are our top priorities! To learn more about protecting your Orange County, CA property from stinging insects through our effective residential and commercial pest control services, reach out to Pacific Shore Pest Control today! 

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