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How to Remove Stinging Insects Safely

Stinging insect on flowerIf you have any kind of stinging pests on your property, it's wise to try to get them removed as soon as you can. Most of the time, a professional company like ABC Exterminating can get rid of the pests quickly and safely if you don't feel comfortable with approaching the pests. If you're allergic to any kind of stinging insect, it's often best to let a professional handle the situation so that you avoid getting stung.

Most of the time, there is a nest of some type if you see stinging insects. The nest could be on the side of your home or hidden in a log or tree. There simply isn't a way to clearly determine where it's located until you actually see the nest. Try to observe the movement of the insects to see where they travel on your property because they will often lead you to their nest. Once you find the nest, avoid taking any drastic measures in knocking it down. Wait until later in the evening to spray the nest with any kind of product that could kill the insects. They are often calmer at night since they aren't trying to find food. Wear gloves and other protective gear when dealing with the insects to prevent getting stung.

Keeping Stinging Insects Away

If you plan to spend time outside, there are some steps that you can take to keep stinging insects away as much as possible. Keep any food sealed. Remove any water sources around the exterior of the home because insects tend to look for containers with water to either lay eggs or get something to drink. Remove piles of trash. Insects like yellow jackets and wasps like flying around trash piles to look for food, especially sweeter foods. Clean any kind of spills on tables or on other surfaces as soon as they occur to keep insects away from the home. If you are stung by an insect, wash the area with cool water, monitoring the area for any kind of swelling or a fever that might develop.

A pest control company can use products to keep insects away from the home in the future after they are removed. In order to stay safe and unharmed, contact ABC Exterminating and let our professionals rid your stinging insect worries for you.

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