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Whether you’re wandering through your garden or enjoying a barbecue, stinging insects can ruin your outdoor fun the minute you step out the door. In addition to delivering painful stings, these pests’ venom can trigger nausea, rashes, and potentially fatal allergic reactions.
From bees to bald-faced hornets, there are several stinging insects you may encounter in the Northwest. Though they may play important roles in the ecosystem, they shouldn’t be welcome in your backyard or around your business.
Learn more about stinging insects with PURCOR and how to protect your property in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho.
Types of Bees and Wasps in the Northwest
There are several stinging insect species that residents and business owners should keep an eye out for around their properties. Some species can only sting once before dying, while others have smooth stingers that allow them to sting their victims repeatedly.
Types of bees and wasps that may threaten your home or business include:
Stinging Insect Pest Prevention Tips
Like many insects, wasps and bees are drawn to the resources made available by humans. Stinging insects often build nests in the eaves of roofs or feed on discarded sugary drinks and food around trash cans.
To prevent wasps, hornets, and other stinging menaces from invading your space, keep it tidy by:
- Wiping up spilled drinks
- Vacuuming or sweeping up crumbs
- Cleaning out your trash can
You can also put out traps designed to lure in and capture wasps. If you choose a reusable trap, be sure the captured wasps have fully died before you empty it out.
Stinging Insect Control in WA, OR, and ID
Keeping your outdoor space clean and setting traps may minimize your chances of a stinging insect problem, but this won’t fully resolve the problem. Additionally, handling a stinging insect situation on your own could lead to painful stings (or worse).
When your home or business in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho is being invaded by wasps or bees, bring in the professionals from PURCOR. Contact us to request your free pest control quote today.