Have you ever been stung? Those who have been stung can describe the ordeal vividly. Some stinging insects are useful and some are not. Each stinging insect plays a part in our ecosystem. Honeybees are a very useful stinging insect. Honeybees pollinate plants and every third bite of food you eat is due to a honeybee pollination.
In the springtime honeybees swarm. Swarming is a natural way to increase their numbers. Swarms can be found anywhere, in a bush, tree, mailbox, front porch etc. People are generally surprised when they find them. Swarms are looking for a new home which could be in a home, garage, hollow tree, junk car and just about any place that is suitable to them. If you see a swarm hanging around, the best thing to do is call ACT Wildlife Services as soon as possible to remove it. If honeybees have established a new home, ACT Wildlife Services can remove those as well.
Bumble bees are also useful stinging insects with their pollination. If the nest is disturbed, they can be very defensive. If there is a nest in or around a home people generally find them the hard way when they get stung. ACT Wildlife Services can remove these problem Bumble bees.
Yellow Jackets, wasps, hornet, cicada killers, carpenter bees are problem stinging insects in the Kentuckiana area. People discover these problematic stinging insects by seeing them entering and exiting a hole in a home or building, by running over a ground nests while cutting grass or by noticing a nest hanging in a tree. ACT Wildlife Services can fix these problems.
Carpenter bees are a wood boring stinging insect. These bees can be seen hovering close to the wood that they have bored into like wood decks, wood play set, gutter boards, fence posts, etc. Their young are raised inside bored holes. The number one predator of the carpenter bee is the wood pecker who will peck the wood to get to the baby bees. ACT recommends dealing with carpenter bees as soon as possible to decrease the damage.