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  1. Fight Stinging Insect Infestations with Slug-A-Bug Make Bee and Wasp Problems In Your Yard A Thing of the Past

  2. Menace or Ally? However, these insects also contribute to society. Honey bees provide 200 million pounds of honey every single year to commercial markets, pollinating a variety of fruit & vegetable crops in the process. While wasps prey on other kinds of insects that could harm crop yields worldwide. Stinging insects like wasps and bees can be a serious threat to human health. Every year, nearly 100 people die from allergic reactions to the venom within the sting.

  3. My House is Your House? The benefits of bees and wasps as a whole, though, doesn’t really matter if there is a nest in the eaves of your home or somewhere in your backyard. You just want and need bee and wasp control. Many types of stinging insects forage in garbage cans and outdoor eating areas throughout the summer months.

  4. The Nesting Instinct Most stinging insects create nests of some sort, and that’s where the bee and wasp control problem comes in for most homeowners. These nests are rarely in convenient places for you, leaving your family exposed to the danger of stings.

  5. The Nesting Instinct Here are a few of the most common nesting behaviors of bees and wasps: • Yellow jackets often build nests below ground. • Bald-faced hornets often build nests along the sides of buildings. • Paper wasps build nests in overhangs, eaves, attics, garages, sheds, and many other places. • Honey bees primarily nest in manufactured hives, but you might find them in a protected area near your home. • Bumble bees love unused cavities in buildings or other quiet locations.

  6. The Stinging Truth No matter where you find a nest, any of these insects can sting you if they feel threatened. Both wasps and bumble bees can sting more than once. Honey bees can only sting one time.

  7. If a Sting Occurs . . . If you get stung, you can probably expect a localized reaction. Most experience swelling, burning & itching that can last several days. Allergic reactions, are also possible. If fainting, difficulty breathing, or serious swelling occurs, seek immediate medical attention. For Local Reactions: • If the stinger is embedded in the skin, scratch it out as soon as possible. • Use a topical ointment to relieve itching. • Apply ice as needed to prevent swelling. • For minor allergic reactions, treat with an over the counter antihistamine.

  8. Prevention and Control The best first step in dealing with these kinds of problems is to contact a professional pest control company to help you identify the type of infestation you have. Experienced professionals will help to locate the nesting site, then plot a course of action to move forward.

  9. Wasp Control Treatment Options You don’t have to take on the danger of a bees nest or a giant wasps nest alone. Bees and wasps can become very aggressive when disturbed. Your Slug-A-Bug bee control and pest control expert is highly trained and can remove the threat from your home in one visit.

  10. Minimize Your Problems As the weather turns colder, pests like yellow jackets often become aggressive scavengers at outdoor events. Wasp control is often difficult at outdoor events: • Do notleave food and drink out to attract them. • Ensure your outdoor garbage cans are covered with tight lids. • Be sure to check your glass or can before drinking to make certain no stinging insects have flown inside.

  11. Schedule a free evaluation Slug-A-Bug is the largest independently owned pest control company in Brevard County, we offer cutting edge solutions to help you deal with your stinging insect problem for good.