Dayton is home to a large amount of both harmful and beneficial sitnging insects. If you want help getting your stinging insect population under control, call Critter Control today! We can help.
A few types of stinging insects that you may come across near or inside your home include:
- Africanized "killer" bees look so much like typical honeybees that nearly the only way to tell them apart is to measure them — they have different wing measurements.
- Bumble bees are quite beneficial to the ecosystem because they pollinate crops and plants.
- Carpenter bees look like typical bumblebees but they lack yellow stripes. Carpenter bees prefer to live in solitude.
- Cicada killers have the ability to sting, but they are not aggressive — though their large size often scares people. Their movements are most visible in the spring time, after the larvae develop and come out of the nest. Cicada killers are mostly found in gardens feeding on pollen.
- Honey bees are very helpful insects, because they play a vital role in pollination. They are social insects responsible for pollinating over 100 different types of crops in the U.S. alone. Removal of honey bee hives can be dangerous and complicated, especially if it's inside a wall.
- Hornets and wasps are intimidating insects that the majority of people are fearful of. The insects are aggressive and are responsible for severe allergic reactions to people with bee allergies. Unlike bees, however, one wasp can sting multiple times in one attack. Hornet stingers are not barbed, so they do not leave their stingers in their victims. Hornets and wasps live in colonies and are pretty large and bright yellow. They make nests in many different locations, including the ground, trees, and inside or on buildings.
- Mud daubers are isolated by choice and create a variety of different nest types. As their name suggests, they use mud to create their nests. They are predatory, usually hunting and capturing spiders.
- Yellow jackets are usually yellow and black and around 1 ½ inches long. They may have up to thousands of yellow jackets in their nests, which are often located in the ground or walls.
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