Have you ever walked into a room and found a wasp buzzing around? All it takes is one wasp to set you on edge. For some, it can lead to a full-blown ordeal, complete with 5 layers of clothing, a hockey mask, and a broom. The worst part about finding a stinging insect in your home isn't actually the fact that it can sting you, though that is certainly at the top of the list. The worst part is that you don't know how it got inside or if there will be more where that one came from. This is one of many reasons to call a professional to deal with stinging insects. Professionals use field-tested methods for locating and removing pests. When your pest control professional is done, you'll have the best chance of resting easy. Here are a few more reasons that stinging insects should be left to the professionals.
A Lot Can Go Wrong
If you try to take care of stinging insects on your own, there are many ways it can go wrong. Some homeowners get on ladders to spray these insects and end up slipping and falling when they find themselves suddenly surrounded. Some homeowners lean out a window and have stinging insects find their way inside because the window wasn't shut fast enough or they drove the homeowner away from the window before shutting it. One of the worst situations is when the chemicals used to get rid of a nest make a pet or a child sick after the treatment. When you have a licensed professional take care of your stinging insect problem, not only will slips and falls be covered by their insurance, you won't have to worry about chemicals being used improperly. In fact, companies like Innovative Pest Control that use green solutions first, have even less of an issue with chemical safety.
You Have Better Things To Do
One of the most important ways you can protect yourself and the people living in your home is to detect nests early and remove them. Social bees, wasps and hornets have a nest-protection instinct. If you go near their nest, you can cause them to become much more aggressive than they would be if they just happened into your yard. With an ongoing pest control program that includes stinging insect control, you don't have to remember to inspect your yard routinely for the presence of stinging pests. Your highly-trained pest control technician will take care of this for you!
The term pest management is being used more and more by pest control professionals. This is because the industry is moving toward the understanding that getting rid of insects isn't always the best course of action. This is especially true of stinging insects. While it isn't a good idea to have a bumblebee nest in your yard, due to the nest-protection instinct of these normally docile bees, they are important pollinators. If you have flowering plants in your yard, you're going to be glad that these insects are around. In addition, paper wasps are another surprisingly beneficial insect. They help with pollination and also work to control insects that destroy plants. These are great wasps to have around, as long as you don't have a nest in your yard. Like bumblebees, these wasps are going to become extremely aggressive if they perceive you as a threat to their nest and will attack with repeated, painful stings.
When you hire a licensed pest control professional, you will have access to their experience and knowledge. The professionals will be able to tell you that open pipe mud daubers are solitary insects that will present little or no stinging threat to you or that baldfaced hornets have sentries that fly around their nests to warn of danger, making them a serious threat when they establish a nest on your home. This is a helpful insight that can help you in dealing with both present and future stinging insect problems. And this knowledge of stinging insects also makes professional stinging insect control much safer.
Are you dealing with stinging insects? Do you live in East Texas? If so, the team here at Innovative Pest Control can help you get control of your stinging pests problem. We offer one-time and ongoing pest control solutions for wasps, bees, and hornets. Reach out to us for immediate assistance!