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It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that stinging pests are pests that sting. Yes, bees, wasps, and yellowjackets all fall into this classification. Because of their innate stinging capabilities, this is a pest that most people would prefer not to encounter. At first sight, most homeowners run to the garage and pull out the bee remover, soak the entire nest, and go about their businesses. Unfortunately, if this is a common scenario you’ve found yourself in, you truly don’t know what you’ve done. While stinging insects can be a danger, they are also one of the world’s greatest pollinators. You’ve done the environment a great injustice by simply just eliminating them without considering all factors involved.

Simply put, it pays to know more about these stinging insects and the proper ways to handle an infestation. That’s just what our trained pros are going to educate you about today.


Believe it or not, the honeybee’s main purpose in life is to pollinate. This is just one of the many things that make them such a beneficial factor to the environment. With their furry bodies, black, brown, and yellow alternating stripes, it is understandable why most people are put off by these flying pests. This is not to say they won’t sting because they certainly will when provoked. However, their main purpose in life is to create honey. They like to live in hives that they’ll often build inside hollow trees, walls, and empty crates.

Africanized Bees

While they might appear like honeybees, these flying pests are much smaller in appearance but maintain an entirely different mentality. This starts with the fact that these stingers are incredibly dangerous. This is especially true in large numbers. You’ll certainly want to deal with these pests on the property as soon as possible. You don’t want their number growing, as it’ll only make them more aggressive. They tend to take up residence in hollow areas that aren’t often undisturbed by humans.

Bumble Bees

These flying nuisances are much larger, thicker, and harrier than other stinging insects. If you were deterred by the honeybee, you’ll certainly be put off by the honeybee with its intimidating black and yellow stripes. Luckily, they are only mildly aggressive and usually only sting when they feel it necessary. Most of the time these stinging insects will mind their own business, flying from flower to flower. They like to take up residence around porches, patios, attics, and similar underground structures.

Carpenter Bees

Almost like the bumblebee, the carpenter bee emits a bit of a shiner appearance with its black metallic coating. They rarely sting pets or humans but pose major threats to wooden structures. This is because they hollow them out for burying eggs and making nests. This can lead to cracking and other major damage.

Bald-Faced Hornets

The bald-faced hornet can easily be identified with its white markings and distinct black and white body. While they might look threatening, they only pose a mild threat. They are virtually harmless unless you come within three feet of their nest. Get in close and start making noises or vibrations and you’ll get attacked. What’s even more interesting is they swarm you. They swarm their victims and try to squirt venom into their prey’s eyes. These flying pests can easily be accidentally encountered, as they oftentimes make nests in trees and under overhangs of homes and porches.

Don’t Fear The Stinging Insect

The insects mentioned above are just amongst a few of the stinging threats out there in Austin. However, you should not fear these pests and let them scare you. They can be taken care of in a sensible manner. The only problem is most of these insects are too much for one person to deal with alone. Especially, if that individual is uneducated regarding pest management. They are sensitive insects and essential to the environment. They need to be handled and dealt with carefully. This is where we can and will help. All you must do is give our Austin office a call.

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