Stinging Insects

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Stinging insects can be found across the United States. Residents of Tampa FL are likely going to run into them. Some of the most common stinging insects in Tampa are bees, wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets. Since these pests can sting people and pets, you cannot ignore them. Doing so will increase the likelihood that you’re going to run into bigger problems. Once they’ve invaded your home, it is time to pick up the phone and notify us. We’re not going to stop until the problem is dealt with. We can remove all species of stinging insects and offer multiple solutions.

Call our office so we can begin working hard to remove the stinging pests in your home.

Which Species?

Before going any further, find out which species you’re dealing with. Use the information below to achieve this goal.

Paper Wasp

Paper wasps are regularly found in Tampa. While paper wasps sting people from time to time, they’re less aggressive than others. Therefore, you can rest assured knowing you can avoid getting stung. Stay away from the paper wasp nest on your property and you should be okay. Paper wasps build smaller nests. In terms of appearance, they’re small, round, and grey. You’ll notice that the nest has a unique honeycomb pattern that makes it easy to identify. These nests can be found around your property, under eaves, and on fences.

In Tampa, there are numerous paper wasps to worry about. One of the most common is the European Paper Wasp. It stands out from the crowd because it has black and yellow stripes. Its antennas are orange. Although it looks like a yellowjacket, it is slightly larger. The other paper wasp in our area is the Northern Paper Wasp. On its abdomen, it has white or yellow stripes.

Yellow jackets

You don’t want to encounter yellowjackets because they’re violently aggressive. They can sting people multiple times and could be deadly. It is essential to stay away from yellowjackets because they’re dangerous. When you see their nest, move in the opposite direction. These stinging insects build massive nests that can accommodate a few hundred or thousand pests. Their nests are normally enclosed in a material that is like paper. While their nests could be built around your attic or porch, some build underground nests. Unfortunately, their underground nests are difficult to avoid.

The yellowjacket in our area has black antennas. The rest of its body is covered in yellow and black stripes.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Besides yellowjackets, bald-faced hornets are one of the most aggressive stinging insects in our area. Their nest reaches its peak size in late summer and early fall. As this happens, the pest becomes more aggressive. Be sure to stay away from them around this time. Their nests are large and capable of supporting hundreds and thousands of pests. They look like a teardrop that has been flipped around. Therefore, you can easily spot a bald-faced hornet nest. When you do, stay away from it.

These pests have a large head, body, and thorax. Their bodies are smooth with shades of white and black.


Although they can still create numerous problems, honeybees are less aggressive than others. Some people have decided to raise honeybees. When they do, they can make these stinging insects gentle. They can be trained not to sting. Another thing to note is that honeybees collect and store honey. As a result, their owners can collect their honey and enjoy it too. Honeybees use the same nest for multiple years so they’re not going to leave your property right away. They’re unique because they have brown, fuzzy bodies. Other than that, they’re either yellow or orange.

Carpenter Bees

Residents of Tampa may encounter carpenter bees. These pests are less aggressive than others, but they can still sting. Carpenter bees are unique because they bore small holes in wood. If you have wood siding or a wood deck, the carpenter bees around your property will build nests in them. The hole will be 3/8 of an inch in diameter. Once the hole is drilled, it will be used to raise new carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are large stinging insects that look like bumblebees. If it has a small yellow spot around its face, you know you’re dealing with a male carpenter bee.

How Dangerous Are Stinging Insects?

You already know that stinging insects are going to sting people. When doing so, you can guarantee that the sting is going to hurt. Is it deadly? In most cases, the answer is no. Most stings will hurt, but they won’t be fatal. Another thing to remember is that male members cannot sting people. They’re aggressive though. As for their female counterparts, they’re less aggressive but they can sting. Some species are very aggressive so they can sting people numerous times. When you find yourself dealing with an underground nest, the problem will be far worse.

After all, it’ll be difficult to identify and avoid the nest. Be careful because certain stings can lead to anaphylactic shock and allergic reactions.

Why Do You Have Stinging Insects?

Why have stinging insects decided to invade your property? Ultimately, these pests want to build nests on your property. If they can find suitable spots on your land, they will come.

Removing A Group Of Stinging Insects

You need to do something to get rid of the pests right away but be careful. Moving forward haphazardly could lead to serious issues in the long run. Therefore, you should be careful. Take your time and identify a viable, safe solution. Remember that could experiment with DIY sprays, but they’re not recommended. These products pose numerous risks, so it is best to avoid them. Plus, you must worry about the effectiveness of such products. When dealing with such problems, call us. We’ll take care of the problem without exposing you to any health hazards.

Our Treatments Are Safe

We’re thrilled to provide our clients with the safest solutions. When you decide to fix this problem, do so cautiously. Make sure everyone in your home is protected. We’re here to help. Our technicians use the latest EPA-registered products to fix the problem. Therefore, you can sleep comfortably knowing we’re going to protect everyone in your home.

Stinging Insect Removal Costs

We know you’re worried about the price of our services, but you shouldn’t be. We always strive to provide affordable services. Nevertheless, the price of our service depends on several factors, including the size of your home, the size of the nest, and the stinging insect you’re dealing with. Before the treatment begins, we’ll give you a bid price.

When Can Your Tech Arrive?

We’re eager to help you remedy this problem. Therefore, you should call us as soon as possible. Once you’ve done that, you can guarantee that we’ll get in touch with you within 24 to 48 hours.

Preventing Invasions Of Bees, Wasps, & Yellow jackets

Once you’ve eliminated the stinging insects on your property, do what you can to prevent them from returning. Our home service program is right for you. Sign up for this program and we’ll visit you three times a year. The annual fee will cover any necessary treatments. Call to sign up for this service today.

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