Stinging Insect Control Service
Nassau County Pest Control proudly serves the residents and commercial business owners in Nassau County, NY and surrounding areas. We are passionate about rescuing our valued customers from the pests that inflict them, including stinging pests. Bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are extremely active in the springs and summer months. If threatened or their aggressive nature is dominant, they can cause painful stings and even extreme allergic reactions to you or your loved ones.
Types of Bees
There are over 200 species of bees found in New York. Bee specialists have also noticed some new species in the region recently. Studies are being conducted to find out more about them. The most common among them setting up residence on your property are more likely the honey bee, carpenter bee or bumblebee.
Common Bee Species:
– Honey bees are known for their production and storage of honey, they also fashion incredibly large nests using the wax secreted by worker bees within the colony. Honey bees are generally golden-yellow with brown bands, but some subspecies of honey bees can be black. Most, however, have varying dark-to light striations.
– Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees. They have a few distinct colored bodies being either black, greenish black or metallic blue or purple. Both male and female bees have yellow hairs on their legs, thorax, and abdomen, but nowhere near as full or vibrant as bumble bees. They prefer seeking refuge in wood. If you notice sawdust on the ground, and a combination of yellow feces and pollen nearby, carpenter bees may be nesting in the wood on your property! The males are more aggressive in protecting the nest, but do not sting. Females are capable of stinging but will only do so if they feel threatened with no escape.
– Bumblebees are large and extremely fuzzy. Mostly yellow and black in color, but they can also be orange or red. Bumblebees have a pollen basket found on their hind legs that they use to collect pollen. Females possess stingers and have pointy abdomens, where the males lack stingers and have round abdomens. They construct their nests below the ground, at ground level or slightly elevated from the ground and prefer the dry areas. Bumblebees are not normally aggressive and will only sting out of fear.
If any kind of bees is intruding on your property in Nassau County, NY or surrounding areas, Nassau County Pest Control is here to effectively remove bees and keep you and your loved ones safe! Contact us for more info.
Yellow jackets are also found be yellow and black, but they have more slender bodies in contrast to bees. The yellow jackets are pollinators and dine on flies, beetle grubs, and other harmful insects. However, they are also scavengers consuming meat, fish and sugary delicacies. Nests are usually located in high places and often go unnoticed, but the yellow jackets doing their foraging and scavenging clue most people into their presence. Yellow jackets are known to be aggressive in protecting their colonies. When they do, they can inflict multiple stings which are quite painful and can induce severe allergy reactions.
Hornets vs Wasps
Hornets and wasps are dangerous and should be avoided and left to professionals from Nassau County Pest Control. Chewing on strips of bark, their saliva creates pliable paper to build their nests. They can be extremely aggressive in protecting their territory and can impose painful stings.
Stinging Insect Pest Control
Stinging pests not only can cause pain but to people with various degrees of allergies, they can be harmful and even fatal in some cases. Discovering these stinging insects in close proximity to your home or business means enlisting the aid of the experts. Nassau County Pest Control professionals are equipped with expertise and quality equipment and products to rescue your home or business from being victimized by the stinging insects found in Nassau County, NY and surrounding areas. Keep our contact information in your phone for quick responses!