Controlling Wasps and Stinging Bugs Responsibly

There is something inherently different from getting stung by bugs rather than bitten, but it just makes our skin want to crawl sometimes.  Perhaps it is the stinger that resembles an syringe or the thought of something sharp impaling us, but it seems far more intrusive and painful than bites.  And in a lot of cases, it really does hurt more to be stung by insects such as wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, or bees.  So it should be obvious that we should just try to kill all of the stinging and biting insects then, right?  Well, actually, professional pest control experts would tell you that the answer is not that simple.

Anyone who has taken the time to get professionally trained in the pest control field, knows that although bugs are small in size and seem insignificant, they all have an impact and role in our ecosystem.  Bumble bees and honey bees are especially important because of our human appetite for the delicious honey they make, as well as their role in pollination both in the wild and in our agricultural market.

On the other hand, there are some species of pests that are considered invasive.  This means they are not native to the current area where they reside, and are most likely causing a nuisance for the other plants and animals that were originally there.  There are actually many invasive species of wasp that are introduced to other countries when they hitched a ride on a wood product shipment overseas.  An example is the Sirex Woodwasp which can be found in many parts of north America.

So how do professional bee and wasp control services get the job done without hurting the environment?  The key is customized treatment and responsible products, as well as continued education in the pest control community.

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