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Stinging insects are inevitable guests at summer's most anticipated gatherings.
"Two varieties of stinging insects, the hornet and the carpenter bee, pose significant threats to one's health and home," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association.
Hornets live in large colonies and their nests are shaped like an inverted teardrop. While their venom is no more dangerous than other stinging insects, they are much more aggressive when disturbed and tend to sting repeatedly. This behavior adds to the potential for greater skin irritation or a serious allergic reaction.
Carpenter bees build their nests by drilling perfectly round tunnels into soft woods. Coarse, natural colored sawdust will often be present near the entrance to the nest. Over time, these tunnels can severely compromise the support structure of a building.
The NPMA offers these tips for protecting your health and property from summer stingers:
- Wear shoes, especially in grassy areas.
- Paint/stain untreated wood.
- Remove garbage.
- Keep trashcans covered.
- Do not swing/swat at stinging insects.
- Seek immediate medical attention if stung, as reactions can be severe.
Due to the aggressive nature of these pests, Henriksen emphasizes that homeowners should not attempt to remedy an infestation on their own. A licensed pest control professional should be contacted whose expertise and technology can best rid your home of these pests and prevent future infestations.
(Article source: pestworld.org 8/2010)
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