Being stung by a wasp, hornet or honey bee is painful and something you definitely want to avoid. When you’re peacefully sitting out on your porch, you may look up and see a nest in the overhang or a tree cavity nearby. These insects can be very protective and aggressive, stinging if they feel you’re a threat. They pick up your scent, carbon dioxide and the pheromones that you release. If you’re afraid of them, they’ll know it from the adrenaline you produce. Reclaim your porch from stinging insects with Bug Ivey.

About Wasps & Hornets

Hornets are part of the wasp family. They have smooth bodies and narrow legs. Aggressive hunters, wasps and hornets can sting once or multiple times, releasing toxins with each sting that cause pain and swelling for people and pets. These toxins can cause allergic reactions, which may become serious. Wood frame homes are their favorite nesting sites. You often see their nests in the eaves, on porch ceilings and overhangs, which are common in the Carolinas. If you have a large number of insects and standing water on your property, your home is a magnet for wasps and hornets. 

About Honey Bees

Honey bees have brown, furry-looking bodies with lighter, golden bands. Their behavior is more mellow than wasps and hornets. These vegetarians feed on the nectar and pollen of flowering plants and convert it to honey, so they’re not generally attracted to picnics or barbecues. The sting of a honey bee is very painful and can be life-threatening to people who are allergic to their venom. Once they attack, they lose their stingers so there is no risk of being stung multiple times. To hide from predators, honey bees build their nests inside tree cavities or under objects.

Removing stinging insects from your property can be quite dangerous. Call the professionals at Bug Ivey. 

Treatment Information

Treatment Information for Stinging Insects

An inspection will be performed in or around the exterior of your home. Stinging insects love to find hidden shelter areas to build a nest and claim their territory. Treatment involves locating their nests and safely applying a specialized product to eliminate them. Your technician will provide warranty information, depending upon the species and location.

If you spot a wasp, hornet or honey bee nest on your home or property, call us. They should be removed by trained technicians only. Bug Ivey has been keeping our neighbors safe from stinging insects since 1954.

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