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Stinging insects are a constant nuisance, whether you’re going to a local park or simply doing yard work in your backyard. Stings from bees, wasps, and hornets can be painful and, for some people, life-threatening due to an allergic reaction.
Ready to shield your backyard barbecue from dive-bombing wasps? PURCOR Pest Solutions is here to help with safely eliminating stinging insects. Our wasp control services are effective and tailored to your unique environment. Contact us online or call us for a free estimate today.
What do wasps look like?
Stinging insects in Florida can be divided into three categories: bees, wasps, and hornets. All three fall under the order of Hymenoptera, and though they share notable similarities—such as flight, stinging ability, and a shared life cycle—the species of stinging insects do vary.
- Bald-faced hornet
- Paper wasp
- Cicada killers
Most wasps are at least as large as the average worker bee. Yellowjackets are half an inch long, and bald-faced hornets can grow up to an inch in length. Significantly large wasp species, such as cicada killers, can grow up to 2 inches in length. Wasps eat various foods, including smaller insects as well as sweets and proteins like meat.
Although technically a type of wasp, hornets are considered distinct and are classified under the genus Vespa. Hornets are visually distinctive from wasps. They have a larger, rounder midsection and a stockier overall build. Like smaller wasp species, hornets can be aggressive and sting multiple times.
Are wasps dangerous?
It hurts to be stung by a wasp or hornet. Most adults simply suffer localized pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the sting. However, stinging insects can pose more serious threats to particularly young and old individuals, as well as to anyone allergic to wasp stings.
Allergic reactions can be severe and potentially life-threatening. If you have a known allergic reaction to a stinging insect and suspect you’ve been stung, please contact a medical professional immediately.
Don’t Get Stung. Call PURCOR Pest Solutions.
Whether you have concerns about allergies or simply prefer to enjoy the outdoors without wasps invading your space, PURCOR Pest Solutions can help. We proudly offer targeted, effective wasp control you can rely on.
Our experienced technicians will inspect your property, identify the wasp issue, and create a control and prevention plan designed to give you peace of mind. Request your free estimate online today!