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Stinging Insects

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Stinging Insects


There are some pests that, while a nuisance, aren't dangerous; however, some, like stinging insects, are harmful and should never feel at home where we live. Types of stinging insects in our region include:

  • Wasps
  • Hornets
  • Mud daubers
  • Carpenter bees 

Stinging insects can become a problem in our yards as our trees, gardens, flowerbeds, trashcans, decks, porches, and homes provide them with food sources and sheltered nesting spots. 

While beneficial in nature, their dangers outweigh their benefits when living near us. Predatory stinging insects use their stinger and their venom to paralyze their insect prey. All stinging insects will use their stingers to defend themselves and nest from harm. Stinging insects in your yard increases the chances of you or a family member being on the receiving end of a painful, venom-filled sting and reduces your ability to enjoy your yard. 

Stinging Insect Prevention Tips: Keeping stinging insects at bay is difficult. They can use our properties as a place to nest or forage for food. The best prevention tip is to implement a year-round home pest control plan. Regular pest control services will help keep your outdoor and indoor spaces free of unwanted, stinging insects. To learn about stinging insect control in Columbia, TN and the surrounding areas, call today!