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Stinging Insects

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In Winnipeg MB, residents are going to encounter certain stinging insects. Since some of these pests are dangerous, it is vital to know everything you can about them. Whether you’re dealing with bees, wasps, or hornets, you can depend on us to rectify the problem. These pests belong to the Hymenoptera order and help pollinate plants and crops. Although good for this purpose, stinging insects pose a risk to your health and your home. Therefore, you should work swiftly to identify the species of the stinging insect on your property so you can rectify the problem.

Since this is hard to do, it is wise to team up with our skilled exterminators. Call us and we’ll go to work for you right away.

Identifying The Species You’re Battling

First, you’ll need to identify the species you’re dealing with. Once you’ve done that, we can help you get rid of the pests. Use the tips below to achieve this goal.

Paper Wasps

You’re going to have paper wasps around your property. They’re less aggressive than some stinging insects, but they’ll still sting. Therefore, you should try staying away from paper wasps and paper wasp nests. These pests build small, grey nests under certain objects, including overhangs and eaves.

Winnipeg MB is home to two paper wasp species. First, you have the European Paper Wasp. Second, you have the Northern Paper Wasp. Both have stripes. The Northern Paper Wasp’s stripes are yellow or white. As for the European Paper Wasp, its stripes are black and yellow.

Yellow jackets

You’ll also have to worry about encountering yellowjackets. Do your best to stay away from yellowjacket nests because these pests are very aggressive and can sting multiple times. Besides building ordinary stinging insect nests, they’ll also build underground nests. Unfortunately, this makes matters worse since it’ll be difficult to avoid these nests. Yellowjacket nests can support thousands of pests at once. These nests will be covered by a material that looks like paper. Yellowjackets are fast fliers with yellow and black stripes.

Bald-Faced Hornets

Ultimately, yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets are two of the most aggressive pests in our area. Both become more aggressive in late summer and early fall because their nests will reach the maximum size. However, bald-faced hornet nests tend to be a bit bigger. They resemble a teardrop that has been flipped over. Their nests are sometimes built on building sides. Bald-faced hornets are easy to identify because they have smooth bodies that are black and white.


Most people know a thing or two about honeybees. Thanks to these pests, you can enjoy a delicious piece of honey wheat bread or honey-glazed ham. Honeybees build nests and use the nests for multiple years. To ensure they have enough food for winter, they’ll store honey. Many people raise honeybees so they can collect honey multiple times each year. When properly tamed, honeybees will be gentle. They likely won’t sting, but they can.

Honeybees have hairs so their bodies are fuzzy. Plus, they’re orange or yellow.

Carpenter Bees

Winnipeg MB is home to carpenter bees. In terms of aggression, they rank near the bottom of the list. They normally leave people alone unless someone gets too close. However, they are going to damage your home. They’ll tear holes that are three-eighths of an inch in your deck, home, and porch. Once they’ve done that, they’ll raise their young in the small hole. These stinging insects look like bumblebees, but they’re slightly larger. If you find a small yellow dot on the stinging insect’s face, it is a male.

Primary Dangers

At the end of the day, stinging insects can indeed be dangerous. However, there are many misconceptions regarding the dangers involved. Not all stinging insects are dangerous, and some are more aggressive than others. First, you must know male stinging insects cannot sting. Female stinging insects can and will sting people. However, the danger involved depends on several factors including the species you’re dealing with and the size of the nest. As the colony grows, the pests will become more aggressive. Therefore, it is pertinent to avoid getting too close to a large hornet nest. Unfortunately, it’ll be very difficult to avoid an underground nest. Plus, yellowjackets can sting multiple times.

TI is pertinent to protect yourself because some of these pests are dangerous.

What Causes Stinging Insect Invasions?

Stinging insects are constantly looking for places to build nests. If your home has suitable nesting locations, they’ll come to your property sooner or later.

How To Eliminate Stinging Insects

It can be difficult and dangerous to eradicate stinging insects. Once they’re on your property, it’ll be hard to get rid of them. You can purchase certain DIY products but using them won’t be safe. If you spray the nest, the wasps are going to emerge and try to sting you. They’ll do whatever it takes to defend themselves and other members of their colony. If you’re adamant about fixing the problem on your own, try spraying the nest later in the evening. Just remember that this won’t eliminate the risks involved.

The best way to resolve the problem is by teaming up with us. Call our office and we’ll work swiftly to eradicate the stinging insects on your property.

Our Stinging Insect Methods Are Safe

We provide safe and effective stinging insect methods.  We aren’t going to use dangerous products in your home. Instead, we’re going to work diligently to resolve the problem and keep everyone in your home safe. We use a handful of problems and all of them are approved by the EPA. When you work with us, you can guarantee that everyone in your home is going to be safe. Call us to learn more about the techniques we use.

All About Our Prices

Remember that the price is going to depend on several factors. We cannot offer universal pricing because each client’s situation is unique. Instead, we’ll set the price based on several factors, including the stinging insect species, size of your property, size of the nest, and the nest’s location. You’ll receive a bid price from our expert before the treatment procedure begins.

Our Technicians Are Ready To Help

Our technicians are standing by. We’re always ready to help. When you work with us, you can guarantee that we’ll do everything possible to resolve the problem. Call our office so we can get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.

Preventing Future Stinging Insect Invasions

Besides getting rid of the stinging insects, you’ll want to prevent them from returning. Therefore, you should find out how to stop them from approaching your home. What attracts stinging insects? Some are attracted to unprotected softwoods. Stain or paint your softwoods to keep these pests away from your property. You’ll also want to learn more about our home service program. The program can help you keep pests away and eliminate them before the infestation worsens. Call to learn more about our home service program.

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