How to Protect yourself against Stinging Insects

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A stinging insect, such as a wasp or yellow jacket, can sting you even if there aren’t any nests on your property. That’s why providing pest control against stinging insects can be a challenge. Minimizing your exposure to bees, wasps, and yellow jackets only can be possible by relying on a professional pest control company like Ameri Care Services. Here is what you need to know about these insects, the threat they pose, and your treatment options.

Not all stinging insects live similar lives

Wasps, mud daubers, and solitary bees live mostly by themselves. On the other hand, honeybees, bumblebees, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets prefer to live in colonies. Whatever their living choices, these insects sting to render predators paralyzed to protect themselves, or their hives. Most of the time, if a stinging bug attacks during the summer, it’s out searching for food. Then they will sting multiple times until the victim retreats. It’s unlikely that any of these stinging insects will attack humans unless they feel threatened. Despite this low risk, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized every year because of insect stings. Ameri Care Services wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to you or your loved ones.

Here’s what happens when an insect stings you

If you live in Murfreesboro or Nashville, you know that bugs—stinging bugs included—are everywhere. This means one may in fact sting you. For some individuals, a sting from one of these insects can create an allergic reaction that could be life-threatening. Yellow jackets, honeybees, paper wasps, hornets, and fire ants all have toxins in their systems that cause such a reaction, which may lead to facial swelling, nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and confusion. Experiencing any of these after being stung can be signs of a severe or even life-threatening reaction.

Solutions for stinging insects

Killing these bugs isn’t always the solution. Honeybees, in particular, are necessary pollinators and are considered valuable. That is why they are treated with respect and are mostly saved from extermination. In the case of bees, we can rid your property of them by removing their nest and placing them in a more suitable environment. How your problem is handled is based on the type of stinging pest you’re experiencing. Some stinging insects, for example, can build in homes and create nests in attics and walls. Others may take refuge in mud holes, woodpiles, and nearby plant life or foliage. The professional pest control technicians at Ameri Care Services will work with you to help decide the right solution.

Protecting against stinging pests in Nashville

Ameri Care Services will help you clean out existing beehives, wasp, and hornet nests on your property. We will also work to ensure they don’t come back. Our thorough inspections conducted by our professional technicians identify all of the likely places where a nest or hive could be built, and we then work to create a barrier against any stinging insects on or near your home, garage, or storage shed. Contact the professionals at Ameri Care Services today by calling (615) 893-7111 if you live in the areas of Murfreesboro, Hermitage, or Nashville, TN.