Stinging Pests in your yard can mean big problems for your whole family. An encounter with one of these nasty pests is painful and upsetting. For those with bee sting allergies, a sting can be dangerous or potentially lethal. The body’s reaction to a sting from one of these pests can vary from person to person, but in general, swelling, pain and a nasty, red welt are the results. Nests and colonies of stinging insects can be found in many places around your yard and upsetting these insects sometimes causes them to feel threatened and attack. Professional pest control is essential to protect yourself from bodily harm. These insects are nothing to mess around with.

It is essential to use extreme caution if you see signs of infesting, stinging insects. Trying to remove the infestation yourself could result in serious harm so calling in the professionals is the safest, best way to go about it. Pointe Pest Control is experienced at removing all types of stinging insect nests and colonies, while keeping your family safe and protected.

WaspPaper Wasps

Description: Using plants and fibrous bark material, these black and yellow paper wasps creates a substance combined with its saliva to form their nests. Since they build their nests in open comb structures, they build them hidden from the elements in places such as under the eaves of a roof, under a tree branch or even the open end of a pipe.

WaspYellow Jackets

Description: Yellow jackets are shorter wasps in comparison to the paper wasp or mud dauber. They build enclosed nests of paper and live in a colony. These nests can grow to be basketball sized and can become quite a threat. They are slow to sting but if they feel threatened, the pheromones secreted alert the entire colony.


Description: Usually between ⅝ to ¾ an inch long, these stinging insects are darker in color with white markings on their face. Hornets are extremely aggressive and DIY attempts at removal should never be considered. They will attack and sting repeatedly. Their paper nest is large and oval shaped, often hanging high up in the trees.

WaspMud Daubers

Description: This long and slender wasp is a solitary one, building nests of mud with short tubes to move around in. They love building these nests under the eaves of a porch, in garages or sheds and in attics. While they help control the spider population, if they feel threatened, they will sting.

cicada killer copyCicada Killers

Description: The name of this stinging insect is obvious, they kill cicadas but it’s much more than that. They will pick up the cicada and carry it to its burrow where it will then lay an egg under the cicada’s wing. When the egg hatches, it carefully eats the cicada, all while keeping the host alive. Once the larvae has eaten enough, it will spin a cocoon and move on with its life cycle.

Carpenter BeeCarpenter Bees

Description: Similar looking to a bumble bee, these insects have a hairless abdomen. They do not live in colonies but rather bore into wood to lay their eggs. This becomes a real problem when they start burrowing into your home, creating a great deal of structural damage over time.


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