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Stinging Insect Control in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

What Type of Stinging Insects Are There in Northern Virginia?

Stinging insects sting and inject venom to defend themselves from predators and anyone they deem as a threat to themselves or their hive or nest. There are many different types of stinging insects in Virginia, but the four most commonly reported insects are the paper wasps, yellow jackets, bald faced hornets and European Hornets.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are stinging insects that make their nests out of wood and other paper products. Paper wasps paralyze their prey with their venomous sting and bring the insect back to their nest for the paper wasp’s larvae to consume once they hatch. Paper wasps will sting when they feel like there is a significant threat to them or their colony. The thing can be quite painful and can result in an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. 

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are wasps that pack a powerful punch in the form of a painful sting. Yellow jackets are yellow and black and they are mostly present in Northern Virginia during the summer time. They have the ability to sting multiple times and in addition to their painful stings. Their venom is incredibly potent. These wasps will get angry quickly and will basically find any reason to attack and sting.

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Bald Faced Hornets

Bald Faced Hornets are actually not hornets at all. While they also can be aggressive and inflict painful stings on their victims, they are known for being helpful because they prey upon yellow jackets. When bald faced hornets have their nest threatened or disturbed, they will attack, swarm and sting. Most nests contain anywhere from 100 to 400 hornets.

European Hornets

These are the only true hornets in North America. They make paper nests and are typically not dangerous unless they feel threatened. You might find their nests in trees and under porches and decks. 

In addition to wasps and hornets, there are also several varieties of bees and ants that will sting.

How We Get Rid of Stinging Insects丨Summit Pest Control

Never attempt to remove a nest or hive or treat a stinging insect population on your own. If there are stinging insects on your property anywhere where people or pets frequent, it is important to get the situation addressed promptly and effectively. At Summit Pest Control, we remove a variety of different insects including stinging insects. Something important to know about pest control is that the results oftentimes are not immediate.

Insect Control: Stinging Insect Prevention

Here are some methods to prevent stinging insects from hanging out around your property.

  • Stay away from nests and hives and stinging insects
  • Call a pest control company when you see a nest or hive or stinging insects on your property
  • Do not attempt to spray or treat the insects on your own
  • Do not try to remove the nest or hive or hit the nest or hive
  • Plant vegetation that will deter them from your yard (cucumbers, basil, marigolds)
  • Keep your yard and home well-maintained
  • Properly dispose of garbage
  • Keep colorful plants away from your home
  • Limit water sources such as bird baths, and containers that fill with water when it rains

How Much Does Stinging Insect Removal & Control Cost in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, or Arlington?

The cost for stinging insect removal is variable. Contact Summit Pest Control for a free, no-obligation quote. One of our skilled pest control technicians will thoroughly inspect your property and properly identify the stinging insect and come up with the best course of action for the removal of the insects. 

Contact Summit Pest Control for Stinging Insect Control in Northern Virginia

For complete stinging insect control and removal in  FredericksburgFairfaxAlexandriaArlington and the Northern Virginia area, don’t hesitate to contact us for help. Summit Pest Control is your number one source for pest control and animal removal services. Summit Pest Control offers free inspections for stinging insect treatments, there is no-obligation to purchase services. All of our estimates are based around our pest control clients’ needs and wants!  We customize each and every one to your specifications. 

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