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Complete Guide to Stinging Insects

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Wasps Around Homes

Wasps can be found around homes during the autumn months of the year. Wasps typically make nests in openings and on exterior furniture and light fixtures. They will also set up residence under light fixtures, deck railings, and eaves of homes.

Identifying a Wasp

Paper Wasps build the nests you’re probably most familiar with.  It’s an “umbrella” like structure with little sections. You’ll find these up in the peaks of your home. You’ll also find them in grills, mailboxes, and under decks. They are more aggressive than Bumble Bees or Carpenter Bees and will sting if provoked.

How to Get Rid of Wasps and Prevent Wasp Problems Around Homes

Wasps are notorious for disrupting outdoor activities in the fall, especially when food or drinks are available. Keeping food or drinks covered outdoors can help to get rid of wasps when they are searching for food. It is important to take extra caution when shooing away wasps to prevent stings or other wasp problems.

Wasp Control & Removal by A-Action Pest Control

The exterminators at A-Action Pest Control specialize in safe wasp control and wasp removal solutions. Sometimes wasps can be difficult to control, particularly when the wasp nests are concealed or difficult to access. A-Action Pest Control knows effective methods for getting rid of wasps and their nests and preventing wasps from building future nests in the same location. In order to protect you and your family from getting stung during wasp removal, it is best to contact an A-Action Pest Control expert who has the proper gear and wasp control solutions.

If you are experiencing a wasp problem in or around your home, contact the experts at A-Action Pest Control today at 847-838-5680 for effective wasp control solutions.

Bees Around Homes

Bees are commonly known for their help with pollination. Their wings can beat 130 times or more per second, creating a vibration that allows pollen to come out of plants. Bees are social insects that live in colonies. They like to make their home in abandoned holes, and in the corners of your home.

Identifying a Bee

Bumblebees are the fat, furry ones most often seen on flowers. They are not very aggressive and are more interested in the flowers than you. They like to nest in loose material such as a pile of grass clippings or leaves. Their nests can also be found in the ground or under a sidewalk, concrete patio, or front stoop.

How to Get Rid of Bees and Prevent Bee Problems Around Homes

Bees are not a dangerous insect. They will only try to sting you if they feel threatened or if their home is being threatened. One easy way to get rid of bees without killing them would be to burn wood or paper. This will keep bees at bay without killing these important pollinators.

Bee Control & Removal by A-Action Pest Control

We understand that it isn't ideal to have bees buzzing around your yard. That's where our expert exterminators come in. We know just how to send bees packing in the most effective way possible. Contact our exterminators and find out how to get rid of your bee problem today.

If you are experiencing a bee problem in or around your home, contact the experts at A-Action Pest Control today at 847-838-5680 for effective bee control solutions.

Hornets Around Homes

Hornets can be found outside during the warmer months. They typically aren't aggressive unless they sense a threat to their colony. Use caution when approaching these insects, as they have powerful venom in their stingers, and can sting more than once!

Identifying a Hornet

Hornets are the most aggressive of all the stinging insects and their sting is said to be the most painful. They like to nest high up on your home, in trees and shrubs. They build a “paper mache” looking nest with a hole in the bottom. It’s best to stay away and call professionals like us here at A-Action Pest Control to remove the nest for you.

How to Get Rid of Hornets and Prevent Hornet Problems Around Homes

When using DIY treatments on a hornet's nest it is important to remember a few things:

  • Treat at dusk or dawn. This is when hornets will be the least active and you can avoid getting stung.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to avoid stings to your arms and legs.
  • Spray the pest killer of your choice on the entire nest to ensure the total elimination of the hornets.
  • When spraying, make sure to stand back, and not directly under the nest.

Hornet Control & Removal by A-Action Pest Control

If your DIY hornet control doesn't work you should call the experts at A-Action Pest Control. Our exterminators are highly trained and know what it takes to get rid of hornets and keep them gone for good. Don't waste your time and money on DIY pest control solutions that may not work.

If you are experiencing a hornet problem in or around your home, contact the experts at A-Action Pest Control today at 847-838-5680 for effective hornet control solutions.

Yellow Jackets Around Homes

Yellow jackets are a member of the wasp family. They can be seen flying around yards, and are known for building large nests to house their colonies. 

Identifying a Yellow Jacket

You’ll find these annoying guys hanging around your home, garbage cans, and your can of pop at the family picnic. They like to build nests inside attics and wall voids. Chances are you won’t see the nest but you’ll see them flying in and out of an area like it’s their own personal airport. You might even hear a “rustling leaves” sound coming from the nest area. They are also pretty aggressive and will sting you.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets and Prevent Yellow Jacket Problems Around Homes

One DIY pest treatment for yellow jackets is spearmint. Yellow jackets do not like the smell of spearmint or mint in general. Using peppermint scented oil as a natural repellant can keep these pests at bay.

Yellow Jacket Control & Removal by A-Action Pest Control

Yellow jackets can become aggressive when their colony and nest are in danger. That is why it is always best to contact the professionals when trying to remove nests. If you do not remove the nest completely, they could come back in a few weeks. Contact the professionals at A-Action today and learn how we can help with all your yellow jacket removal needs.

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