South Florida Flying Insect Control
Here in South Florida, there is no shortage of flying insects, and not only can they fly, but in many cases, they can also sting.
Native Pest Management proudly serves the Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach areas, and all of Broward County with pest control services for bees, wasps and mud daubers.
Whether you may be seeing mud daubers, yellow jackets, paper wasps, or bees, our team of pest control professionals has the knowledge and experience to stop them from endangering you and your family.
Bee Control and Bee Removal in South Florida
To help identify the type of flying insects you are seeing, we have listed the most common flying insects in South Florida below.
Here in South Florida, there are a number of bees that you might run into near your home or business. Some of them are aggressive, and others are not.
Below, we have outlined some of the characteristics that might help you identify the type of bee that you are dealing with. For any type of bee removal, we suggest that you contact us right away.
Honeybees- Honeybees are extremely important to the environment, but sometimes they can be a nuisance. Traveling in large swarms to establish new colonies, these fuzzy golden-brown bees are tame but will attack if provoked.
Honeybees establish their hives in any voids that they can find, ranging from hollowed out trees to gaps in your home siding. We often find them coming out of an entry point on the eaves of your home or from soffit vents. Honeybees often also establish colonies in flower pots, on trees, in or behind electric boxes, in attics, or behind or inside of irrigation clocks.
When possible, it is recommended to remove the honeycombs these bees create from your property. If the honey is left, it will constantly attract new bees to the property.
If you find honeybees on your property, call us to schedule a free pest control inspection.
Africanized Honeybees – Africanized honeybees are extremely similar to traditional European honeybees, with the primary difference being that they slightly smaller, and much more aggressive. Building their hives in the same locations as other honeybees, Africanized bees will attack in swarms if disturbed.
Whenever we arrive at a property that has bees, we open and loudly shut our car door. If bees show up within a minute swarming the vehicle, they are likely aggressive africanized honeybees.
Rather than risk getting stung by a swarm of aggressive honeybees, be sure call the pest control professionals here at Native Pest Management to arrange a free bee inspection.
Bumblebees – Bumblebees are by far the most delightful of the winged insects that we have to deal with because oftentimes, they nest out of the way in trees or rodent burrows.
However, sometimes these large, round, bees do become an issue. If they are, you know who to call.
Carpenter Bees – Carpenter bees are darker, black bees with erratic flight patterns. They nest in wood by chewing holes where they can then safely lay their eggs.
In some states, carpenter bees are considered wood destroying organisms that have to be reported when a WDO report is issued by a licensed inspector. In Florida, for the purpose of WDO reports, carpenter bees are not required to be reportable.
While these bees are rather calm and docile, they can be damaging to your home or business. Luckily, they are most often an issue in Northern Florida outside of our service area. If you suspect you may have carpenter bees, please call us at Native Pest Management to arrange a free carpenter bee inspection.
Wasp Control in South Florida
Paper wasps builds their nests from a paper-like substance that they make from plant materials. Most often, we find paper wasp nests on the eaves of homes. The eaves of your home or business provide the perfect shelter for paper wasps.
While paper wasps will generally keep to themselves, they will become aggressive if you get too close. To avoid stings, we recommend you contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your Palm Beach or Broward county home or business.
Paper wasps feed on spiders, so it is likely that spider control and removal will be one step towards reducing the number of paper wasps that are attracted to your property. All of our pest control maintenance plans include the removal of paper wasp nests during every service with an extended web and wasp removal pole.
Yellow jackets are a common pest that you might find in your yard, as they build their nests in hidden areas such as heavy brush and abandoned rodent holes.
Yellow jackets are smaller than bees and wasps, making them easy to identify — although it is often too late when you do. Easily disturbed by vibrations like lawnmowers, yellow jackets are quick-to-sting.
Before you, your family, or your customers are stung, contact us for yellow jacket control.
Mud daubers are easily confused for wasps, as they share the body shape but only differ in their color. These dark black/blue-winged insects are simply a nuisance pest, unlike the other aggressive stinging insects that they resemble.
If you find small, tube-like nests built from mud on your home, they are likely mud daubers. The good news is that mud daubers help control spiders.
The bad news is when their nests are removed, the mud residue often sticks to the walls of your home and may have to be pressure washed to be fully removed.
To keep your home mud dauber free, be sure to contact us today to schedule a free pest control inspection at your Palm Beach or Broward county home or business.
Potential Dangers Of Bees and Wasps
Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that is common from stinging insects, and the degree of anaphylaxis that is experienced is entirely dependant on one’s allergy to the venom.
Below are the most common symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- Shortness of breath & wheezing
- Skin irritation — redness, itching, swelling, and hives
- Swelling of the mouth, throat, and tongue
To avoid the potential of someone experiencing a bee or wasp sting on your property, we recommend you contact us at Native Pest Management to schedule a free pest control inspection at your Palm Beach or Broward county home or business.
For Bee Removal or Wasp Control – Call Native Pest Management
Protect your family, friends, customers or employees today from stinging insects today by contacting us at Native Pest Management and scheduling a free inspection.