South Florida Flying Insect Control
Every pest has one thing that makes it exceptionally terrifying or uncomfortable. For some, it is a painful bite, for others, it is multiple legs, but for some of the worst, it is the ability to fly. Here in South Florida, there is no shortage of flying insects, and not only can they fly, but in most 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 with pest control services for flying insects. Whether it be mud daubers, yellow jackets, paper wasps, or bees, our experienced team of pest control professionals has the knowledge, and experience, to ensure that your pest removal process goes smoothly.
South Florida Flying Insect Control
There a number of flying insects in South Florida that can be annoying, or even dangerous, to you and you, your family, or your customers. If you are currently experiencing an infestation, it is important that you contact the pros here at Native Pest Management to inquire about our pest control services. In an effort to make it easier to identify what kind of infestation you are experiencing, we have listed some of the come 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. If you find honeybees on your property, let us take care of them!
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. Rather than getting stung, or putting your family and customers at risk, be sure to let the pest control professionals here at Native Pest Management take care of your bee problem.
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. Hence their name, they nest in wood by chewing holes where they can lay their eggs. While these bees are rather calm and docile, they can be damaging to your home or business. Luckily, your local pest control provider Native Pest Management can ensure that they are removed.
Arguably the least favored winged insects here in South Florida are wasps and hornets. They are rather aggressive, and their sting packs a punch. As you can likely guess from their name, the paper wasp builds its nests from a paper-like substance that they make from plant materials. Some of the more common locations that they build their nests are on buildings, under the eaves, or in any other location that is sheltered from the elements. If you find a paper wasp nest, contact Native Pest Management and ask about our wasp removal pest control services.
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 become 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, you may have a mud dauber infestation. In order to keep your home mud dauber free, be sure to get in touch with us and inquire about our South Florida pest control services.
Dangers Of Stinging Insects
The danger of a stinging insect ranges depending on the type of insect, as well as a person’s tolerance, or lack thereof, to the insect’s venom. Most people who have been stung know the degree of danger that they are in as a result of their past experiences, but for those who have not been bitten in the past, it may not be as clear.
That being said, most of the flying and stinging insects here in South Florida have much the same effect on those who have been stung. 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, we have listed some of the most basic symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- Shortness of breath & wheezing
- Skin irritation — redness, itching, swelling, and hives
- Swelling of the mouth, throat, and tongue
- The sense that something is wrong
Rather than putting your family or friends in danger of becoming stung, contact us at Native Pest Management to speak with one of our experienced pest control services providers. We will provide you with a free treatment estimate and schedule a treatment of your Palm Beach County home or business.
If It Flies & Stings Contact Native Pest Management
Here in South Florida, we have a variety of flying and stinging insects, all of which can be annoying, and sometimes painful. Protect your family, friends, or customers from stinging insects today by contacting us at Native Pest Management and scheduling an inspection. Let our team of South Florida pest control specialists get rid of the pests, and keep them away!