Stinging Insects

Just because the insects that fall into this category are environmentally beneficial doesn’t mean you want them near your home.  Learn about the different types and how to prevent them below.

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Types of Stinging Insects


Hornet
Hornet

In true hornets, the head is very large.

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Honey Bee
Honey Bee

They can sting, and will leave their stinger behind as it empties its venom.

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Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

Body appears and feels fuzzy due to their "hairs" - named pile.

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Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp

Paper wasps are long and slender with a narrow waist.

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Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket

Have yellow or white on the face.

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Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee

Carpenter bees resemble a bumble bee, but with a smooth rather than hairy abdomen.

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Pest Details


Appearance

Most stinging insects have some variation of black and yellow coloration.

Interesting Fact

Some stinging insects can sting multiple times, while some are only able to sting once.

Behavior and Diet

Depending on the species, the stinging insects can be found anywhere from near humans to wooded areas.

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