Greater San Antonio, Texas is home to many different species of pests including animals, reptiles, arachnids and insects. Our lush landscape provides ample materials for these species to survive and thrive in climate. While many of the animals, reptiles, arachnids and insects are harmless and fun to observe, there are a few stinging insect species that residents should familiarize themselves with and beware of. Three of the most common stinging insects are bees, wasps and scorpions. Natives to the area are familiar with these types of insects, but if you are new to San Antonio, then the first sight of a scorpion can be somewhat traumatizing.
Are Wasps Aggressive to Humans?
Wasps are one of the more dangerous stinging insects found in Greater San Antonio, TX. What makes a wasp more dangerous than your average bee is that they have the ability to sting you over and over again, and wasps also tend to be much more aggressive. While wasp nests should never be disturbed, keep in mind that wasps will attack while far from their nests as well. Wasp bodies in can be multiple combinations of orange, yellow, brown, black and gray. Some of the most common types are mud daubers and yellow jackets. Wasps can grow to be quite large and should be considered as a serious threat if they are nearby. If you have a wasp nest on your property or near your home, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control immediately for safe and professional wasp nest removal.
Do Bees Attack for No Reason?
Most honey and carpenter bees are not usually considered a huge threat, and have a mostly docile temperament. Honey bees are most interested in producing honey and will not typically bother humans while carpenter bees are solitary. The other common species of bee found is the Africanized bee, which is also known as the killer bee. This species of bee is much more aggressive than the honey bee and will swarm in very large numbers. The sting of an Africanized bee is more potent than that of a honey bee, so fewer stings can still be quite dangerous, especially for those who have an allergic reaction to stings. While bees don’t attack for no reason, they will sting to defend their hive. If you suspect that bees have constructed a hive near or on your home, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control immediately for safe and proper removal.
Are Scorpions Dangerous?
The most common species of scorpion found in Texas is the striped bark scorpion. They can be found outside in yards as well as crawling on kitchen floors, laundry rooms and other places. This species of scorpion is quite dangerous due to its powerful sting that causes severe pain accompanied by numbness, vomiting and other miserable circumstances. If you come across a scorpion in or near your home, there are likely many more. Call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control and eliminate the presence of scorpions near your home.
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Fire ants should also be mentioned on this list of stinging insects. No matter, which pests have invaded your home and property; A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can handle them. Call us for all your pest management needs!