Over 500,000 people are sent to the emergency rooms of health centers annually, for health issues caused by stinging insects like hornets and bees. These pests are most active during the later half of summer and early fall when the workers source for food to sustain the queen through the winter season.
If you notice the nest of a stinging insect on your structure(s) quickly consult a pest professional. They will give your home thorough inspection, identify the specie and prescribe a course of action to be taken for effective control. Which would often be bee removal and wasp removal.
Africanized "Killer" Bees
These bees have very similar appearance with the common honey bee. The only way you could probably tell their difference is by measuring their sizes. They are known to be extremely dangerous, and many cases have been recorded where the Africanize bees chased people when they got disturbed or threatened.
Bald Faced Hornets
These are relative of the yellowjacket. They got their name from their black color and mostly whitish face. It got its name from its large size and its aerial nest.
The bumble bees are seen to be of great benefit, this is because they are known for pollinating plants, though they also sting.
The carpenter bees shares similarity with the bumblebees except for their yellow stripes. The name was derived from the insect’s habit of boring holes in woods as carpenters do.
This is also referred to as giant hornet. It gets its name from it being introduced to New York from Europe in the 1800’s. The European hornets are far bigger than the yellowjackets and they are relatively active at night.
These honey bees are insects that live in a colony with other insects of the same species, and they are commonly found worldwide. They are also helpful in pollination-in the U.S; honey bees pollinate over 100 crops.
Open Pipe Mud Daubers
The open pipe mud dauber gets their name because they erect their nests with mud. They constitute nuisance, but they don’t easily sting.
These wasps make their nest from paper-like materials, hence the name “Paper wasp”. They are also referred to as umbrella wasps because of the shape of their nests.
Velvet ("Cow Killers") Ants
The velvet ant name makes one to think they are ants whereas they are actually wasps. However the name was earned because of the velvet-like bodied females. These females have no wings and with bright color.
The Yellowjackets are flying insects that have numerous species. They majorly have yellow and black head/face and stylish abdomen.