Eliminating Biting And Stinging Insects
According to the University of Maryland’s College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, there are a number of species of biting and stinging insects that business and homeowners alike need to be concerned with. In Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties, these species range from beneficial honeybees to the aggressive European paper wasp or the invasive parasitic wasp. Additionally, carpenter ants, centipedes, and clover mites can also become a problem that calls for the services of a qualified pest control service.
The following is a list of biting and stinging insects to be aware of as well as some facts about each of these species:
Ants – first of all, there are over 12,000 different species of ants. However, in this region of Maryland we typically see three types, namely carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants. All three of these bite and sting while being difficult to eradicate. They contaminate food, damage landscapes and material fibers, and can even spread illnesses. However, carpenter ants are not viewed as being overly dangerous. It is their ability to damage the structure of your home that is the greatest concern.
Centipedes – this is a venomous insect that inflicts a painful sting. They are difficult to get rid of since they are adept at hiding in the dark cracks and crevices of commercial and residential structures. Additionally, eradication is a difficult task because the source of the infestation must be located and destroyed, something that only a professional pest control service such as BUGOUT Termite and Pest Control, Inc. can accomplish.
Clover mites – as with the other species listed here, these tiny red bugs are difficult to get rid of. Fortunately, there bite is not dangerous but they can be a nuisance and have a knack for invading a variety of different structures both commercial and residential. Although they cause no structural damage per se, they can leave stains on your carpeting, furniture, or walls if you smash them.
Flying, stinging insects – the primary insects in this group to be concerned with include the bald-faced hornets, carpenter bees, Eastern cicada-killing wasps, European paper wasps, and yellow jackets. All of these can inflict a painful sting and can be difficult to eradicate. Colonies of these different species tend to increase in aggressiveness and size during late summer and early fall months. If you are allergic to bee, hornet, wasp, or yellow jacket stings, these insects can be extremely hazardous to your health.
There are a number of reasons why these different insects will invade your home and property. During springtime, colony queens will branch out in search of new nesting locations. Once they emerge as adults, they feed on flower nectars and are attracted to decorative ponds, swimming pools, and other sources of water. If you have recently encountered the presence of any of these biting and stinging insects on your business or residential property, the time to contact BUGOUT Termite and Pest Control, Inc. is now. Remember, the longer you wait, the more problematic these insects will become.