When temperatures begin to really warm up in the summertime, so does the activity of ground bees, wasps and hornets. Certain pests are more active during the warmer temperatures of the year as it provides them with the perfect environment to reproduce and grow. This can become quite a nuisance, especially if these pests decide to set up shop just outside of your home or a place that you enjoy spending outdoors. A buzzing bee, wasp or hornet can cause panic in some and result in frantic swatting, which will only anger the pests and possible result in multiple stings. The best way to protect your home from these pests is to hire A-Tex Pest management to keep ground bees, wasps and hornets as far away from your home as possible.
Ground Nesting Bees Identification
Bees can be a very dangerous presence around your home or garden, especially if someone within your household is allergic to bee stings. Ground bees differ from other bee species in that they nest in the ground and not in bee hives or honey combs. Ground bees are solitary creatures and do not congregate in massive swarms. Most of the ground bees that you would see flying near your home are males and do not have stingers. It is the female ground bee that you should be more leery of because they do have a stinger and if you or anyone in your home is allergic to the sting, it can become a very dangerous situation. A-Tex Pest Management is skilled and experienced in dealing with ground bees and keeping them away from your home for good.
Wasps that Live in the Ground Build their Nests Close to Human Dwellings
Wasps tend to build their nests near human dwellings like homes, schools and office buildings. Wasp nests have been found attached to homes under eaves, underneath steps on decking and attached to storage sheds in backyards. Wasps are generally not aggressive unless they feel threatened. However, when a wasp does feel threatened they will attack; their sting is very painful and can be fatal since their sting produces a deadly anaphylactic reaction in some people who have allergies. Due to the close proximity of their nests to human dwellings, wasps can pose a serious threat to children who may be unaware of the wasp’s dangerous presence.
Hornets Attack Insects that are Pests, But Can Still Be Dangerous to Humans
Hornets are unlike other pests of their likeness because they continue to hunt and eat insects in the fall, when other species of similar pests begin to eat human food. However hornets are still a danger to humans because they have a sting that can be lethal to anyone who has an allergic reaction. In most cases involving hornets, if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone.
Ground Bee, Wasp and Hornet Control in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
If you notice bees, wasps or hornets flying close to your home or garden, or have any other pest problem, contact A-Tex Pest Management today. Our technicians will remove the presence of stinging insects and all other pests away from your home.