The primary question that you might ask yourself is, “who are we dealing with here?” If what you see is a stinger and it flies, people typically label it like a bee. However, it is important to understand the distinction to get a better understanding of the different types. The good guys amongst all stinging pests are the honeybees because they are beneficial for all crops, plants, flowers, and in general.
You get honey from them, and they are responsible for germination too. So, these are not the aggressive ones but fall under the defensive category. On the other hand, we have the cosmetic pests that include mud daubers and thread wasps. They do not just look extremely horrifying but also make unsightly nests. Besides, pests under this category will surely sting you in the response of an attack. That is how they want to escape. There is yet another type that is known as an aggressor pest. This category of pests includes yellow jackets, wasp hornets, and more. So, hiring exterminators at Rove Pest Control seems like the best idea if you find any of the insects in or around your house.
A better understanding of stinging pests
Wasps, yellow jackets, hornets belong to the Hymenoptera family of stinging insects. Most of the stinging insects are social beings and prefer living in colonies that consist of categorization based on job roles. On the contrary honey bees and wasps like to create new colonies every year because of the characteristics of their overlapping generation. A paper wasp usually builds an umbrella-shaped, single-comb nest by weaving paper-like substances. These are nothing but pieces of dry leaves, wood fragments, and plant fibers.
Along with these, the insects use their salivary secretions to successfully weave them into a proper nest. As spring gets over, the queens lay their eggs. From then onwards, female workers keep expanding the nests and feeding the larvae. On the other hand, the job of the worker wasps is to gather food and necessary protein. However, most of the honeybees and wasps usually find their food from the nectar of flowers.
The nests of the paper wasps that they make with salivary secretions and wood fragments are usually built in specific places. For example, spaces under ledges and eaves are more suitable for their umbrella-shaped houses. Also, wasps are not at all aggressive like yellow jackets and hornets.
Symptoms of an insect sting:
A usual insect sting results in a mild puncture on the skin that leads to a painful or burning sensation along with redness on your skin. It may also cause a little swelling in the stung area. There are just 10% chances that after getting stung by an insect, you will develop other symptoms. However, it is always good to be aware of things than to regret later. Here we have some of the symptoms that are results of an insect sting:
- Swelling on lips, face, or throat
- Racing or weak pulse
- Hives on skin
- Stomach cramps
- Breathing problems
- Vomiting or nausea
- A decrease in blood pressure
- Losing consciousness