Stinging Insects

Stinging Insect Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Stinging Insects In Syracuse, New York

Frequently Asked Questions About Stinging Insects

What are stinging insects?

Several types of flying insects that sting frequent our Syracuse properties; the most common include the following:

  • Bees
  • Honey Bees
  • Hornets
  • Wasps

Stinging insects are usually black or brown with yellow, orange, or whitish markings. They have segmented bodies, a stinger extending from the end of the abdomen, wings, and sometimes an attitude! Not all stinging insects are aggressive, but many are and will not hesitate to sting to defend themselves or their nests from harm by delivering painful stings.

Are stinging insects dangerous?

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Where will I find stinging insects?

Our Syracuse yards provide stinging insects with many places to nest. They like to build their nests in sheltered areas, making finding their nesting sites difficult. Some of the most common nesting sites include:

  • Roof eaves
  • Window and door frames
  • Tree branches
  • Shrubs
  • Woodpiles
  • Sheds and garages
  • Potted plants
  • Ground holes

If you ever spot or are suspicious that stinging insects are nesting in your yard or home, immediately reach out to us. Never try to remove a stinging insect nest on your own. Our professionals know how to safely remove the nest and stinging insects from your property.

How do I get rid of stinging insects?

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How can I prevent stinging insects in the future?

Use the following tips to make changes around your outdoor space to help make it less interesting to stinging insects in Syracuse.

  • Keep the food you aren't eating covered when eating outside, and use cups with lids for sugary drinks.
  • Always keep lids on outdoor trash cans.
  • Rinse out cans and jars before placing them in a recycling bin.
  • Limit the number of flowering plants you place near your home's entrances and exits.
  • Remove as much standing water from your property as possible.
  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, and yard debris that can provide nesting sites.

If stinging insects ever take over your yard, don't hesitate to contact us for help removing them. Call now to learn more about stinging insect control in Syracuse.

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