With the warm weather here, the types of pests we are dealing with has changed. The warmer weather sends more people outdoors and that means that the pests that are mainly found outdoors start to become more of a problem. These pests are troublesome for more than one reason. They fly around and can cause trouble when it comes to your outdoor activities and they can sting or bite which can cause health concerns. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control lists the most common stinging and biting pests that you might come across this summer and what you can do to prevent them.
How Do I Stop Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes?
This is a pest that will start to come out when the weather changes and starts to warm up. They are found near water including small ponds and even a smaller puddle that could be caused by a leaking faucet. The mosquito will lay its larva in and near the water and when they hatch the mosquitos hatch they come flying around the area and can start to cause trouble to the people nearby. They do not sting but they bite using a small tube like mouth piece that they use to draw blood from the host. They have been known to come out in the evening time when the sun is about to set but can be seen around during a nice sunny day too. They carry disease that can be transferred to a human if you are bitten. You can prevent the mosquitos from swarming near your home by being sure that you get rid of any standing water around your property.
What Attracts a Bee to Sting You?
The word is actually very general since there are many species and types of bees that are found all over the United States. There are three main kinds of bees that are found most common and they are honey bees, bumble bees and carpenter bees. Each of these types of bees has one thing in common and that is they will defend their territory. If the hive is feeling like someone is getting to close and disturbing their home they will start to go on the attack. Each of the types of bees have a stinger and will use it to attack if needed. The honeybee is the only one that can sting just once since they have a barbed stinger. They stinger will get stuck in the skin and break off the body.
Will Wasps Sting You for No Reason?
Wasps are similar to a bee but can be identified and differentiated from a bee by their much more slender body. They also tuck their lower part of their body under when they fly. Wasps will sting and attack and can also be found near a water source. They also can sting and just like a bee the sting can be very painful.