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Stinging insects pose an annoying and painful pest threat throughout Florida, whether they’re buzzing around your picnic, building nests or hives in your yard, or delivering painful and potentially deadly stings to you or your family. Don’t let bees, wasps, or hornets take your home or business hostage: bring in Critter Control of Tampa to solve your stinging insect infestation.

From nest and hive removal to exclusion methods that keep stinging insects from invading your space in the future, our local critter experts have got you covered with their pest control experience, knowledge, and tools. Call our team today to learn more about how we can safeguard your property from bees and other stinging insects.

Types of Stinging Insects in Tampa

A wide range of stinging insects call the Sunshine State home, but the following bee, wasp, and hornet species are the most common culprits when it comes to pestering Florida residents and business owners. While this guide can help you identify the stinging insect you’re dealing with, it’s always best to leave the inspection of pests to the experts.

Bees, wasps, and hornets are fiercely protective of their hives and nests, and will not hesitate to unleash a swarm of stings upon anyone who gets too close to their homes. Our technicians have the protective equipment and experience to safely and effectively remove stinging insects from your property. Contact Critter Control of Tampa for stinging insect solutions and 24-hour emergency removal today.

Bees

From producing honey to keeping gardens healthy through pollination, bees are critical to keeping Florida’s environment healthy. However, if their hives are too close to homes or businesses, these helpful insects can quickly become a handful.

In addition to trees and bushes, bees are prone to building their hives in chimneys, walls, and other man-made structures. In order to remove their nests, it’s always best to bring in professionals in order to safely relocate the colony. Be sure to consult Critter Control of Tampa to remove following bee species::

  • Honeybees: Golden brown with black bands. Often build hives in walls, attics, and trees.
  • Africanized Honeybees: Similar appearance to honeybees, but extremely aggressive.
  • Bumblebees: Fuzzier, larger, and rounder than honeybees, and nest in trees or underground.

Wasps

While they may not produce honey, wasps are actually important pollinators, and often act as natural pest control. They feed on aphids, caterpillars, and other common insects. Despite wasps’ contributions to the environment, they are more dangerous than bees. Wasps can be very aggressive, and their smooth stingers allow them to inject venom into their victims more than once.

Keep an eye out for these wasp species around your home or business:

  • Mud Daubers: Bluish-black in color, and build their nests on roofs, porches, and more.
  • Yellow Jackets: Black and yellow bands, and typically build their nests underground.
  • Paper Wasps: Black or dark brown bodies with yellow markings. Nests can be found on trees, roof eaves, and more.

Hornets

Despite their name, hornets are actually considered types of wasps. In fact, the only major differences between hornets and wasps are their size and color. Depending on the species, hornets can grow to almost 1.5 inches in length, dwarfing their wasp relatives.

Additionally, they can cause serious damage to trees and bushes, as they feed on the plants’ sap and strip the bark away to build nests. Whether you’ve noticed a large insect zooming by your deck or found a large nest on your property, call Critter Control of Tampa to deal with these hornet species:

  • Bald-Faced Hornets: White and black stripes, and build their papery nests in trees and bushes.
  • European Hornets: Red, black, and yellow coloring, and nest in trees, barns, and attics.

Professional Control and Removal from Critter Control of Tampa

No matter what kind of stinging insect you’re dealing with, Critter Control of Tampa has the residential and commercial pest control solutions you need to keep your family, employees, or customers safe. If you have a bee infestation, we can humanely and quickly relocate these buzzing, bumbling intruders away from your property.

Worried that bees or other stinging insects may return to build their hives or nests? Once we’ve controlled and removed your infestation, we guarantee additional services, free of charge, in the event that pests buzz their way back into your space.

Schedule Your Free Bee, Wasp, or Hornet Inspection Today

For humane, organic bee, wasp, and hornet control and removal in Florida, look no further than Critter Control of Tampa. Your peace of mind is important to us. That’s why when you choose our team of local pest experts, you’ll enjoy a free inspection, valued at $299.

Once we’ve assessed your infestation, we’ll provide you with an effective control and removal plan to help you return to pest-free living. Don’t let your stinging insect infestation get out of hand—give Critter Control of Tampa a call, or request your free inspection online today.

 

 

 

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