Stinging Insect Exterminator
If someone made a list of why people don’t like bugs, there would be no shortage of reasons. In a Family Feud-style setting, it would be no surprise if the most popular answer was “Getting stung hurts!” While not all insects have the stinger so many people fear, but the ones that do make good use of it. Whether aggressively attacking an unsuspecting pet that strayed into their territory or defending against a perceived threat, stinging insects like wasps and hornets can cause people endless problems.
One of the most common stinging invaders that you can encounter is the yellow jacket. These angry buzzers are highly territorial, but because of their nomadic nature, they may travel up to a mile from their nest and still attack. While they give off an angry buzzing noise to ward off a threat, it can be hard to figure out what direction they are coming from, and you can accidentally find yourself moving closer to the source. They are known to invade barbecues and areas where food is being prepared, and the females are more aggressive than the males. These wasps are very easily provoked, so if avoiding an encounter is not a possibility, it is best to move out of the area and refrain from swinging your arms and trying to swat the insect.
The bald-faced hornet is named for its’ distinct facial shape and coloration. They are black and white, as opposed to the vibrant black and yellow coloration of yellow jackets. These angry attackers build paper-like nests which are the largest of its’ genus of social wasps. The nests can be up to 14 inches in diameter and 23 inches long. Once the colony is established, it can have anywhere from 400-700 workers building and protecting, and they defend their home with utter intensity. Unlike bees, they can repeatedly use their smooth stinger, which is more painful than the average bee sting.
New Jersey is also home to the paper wasp, who earned its name from the material that it creates it’s hives from. They can be brown, orange, or even reddish, and their nests differ from hornets in that these docile flyers create open-cell nests in areas that they deem unlikely to be disturbed, whereas the hornets are a bit bolder with the placement of their nests. Paper wasps are less likely to attack than their more aggressive cousins, although if they feel like their hive is threatened repeatedly, they have been known to defend it aggressively.
Getting stung is one of the most feared things caused by bugs. Because many stingers attack in swarms, the fear is exacerbated. The painful sting can cause itchiness and burning to people’s skin, and worse issues if an allergic reaction is caused. Luckily for the residents of Bergen, Passaic, and Essex Counties in New Jersey, New Day Pest control is waiting in the wings for you to contact us to tackle the pest problems you’re experiencing, from flying to digging and everything in between.