Stinging Insects (Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets)
Stinging insects are prevalent in the warm weather months in Northern Alabama. Especially in August and September. Like most pests, stinging insects come with an ever increasing concern. Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets not only sting, but they can sting repeatedly. Unlike Honey Bees, their stingers are not barbed and do not pull out of their bodies when they attack. Yellow Jackets are particularly aggressive and are known to sting and bite without provocation.
These types of stinging insects are of particular concern to families with children and pets. For example, Yellow Jackets live in colonies and will defend their nest aggressively. You do not necessarily need to disturb their nest. Just being in close proximity to their nest has been reason enough for an attack. With pets and small children unprovoked attacks are not uncommon. Even a routine task such as mowing your lawn can lead to an attack.
Getting Rid of Stinging Insects
Getting rid of stinging insects requires the elimination of the colony. Depending on where the colony is located will determine the best method of removal. Colonies can be located high in trees, in the ground or even in the walls of your home. Call Ecopest for assistance.
Honey Bees Should Be Relocated – Not Destroyed
Not only do honey bees produce honey, they are important in the cross pollination of plants. The relocation of a honey bee colony is in our opinion important to the overall agriculture of Northern Alabama. Contact Ecopest if you need additional information on who to contact in a situation that involves the relocation of a wild honey bee colony.
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Ecopest believes in protecting the environment, your family and the agriculture of our community. For assistance with issues involving stinging insects, please feel free to give us a call.