Pest Control & Exterminator Directory Pest Control & Exterminator Directory
Pest Control & Exterminator Directory Pest Control & Exterminator Directory


Bees, Wasps, Stinging Insects In Wisconsin Still A Problem During Fall

Previous Post | Next Post


Now that fall is fast approaching and the weather is starting to become cooler most Wisconsin homeowners know that rodents are likely to become a problem as they search for shelter from the cold but bees, wasps and other stinging insects continue to be a problem as summer turns into Autumn as well. Every spring, queens begin constructing new nests and laying eggs and so by the time late summer arrives, there are a lot of mouths to feed. This means that stinging insects could become a problem outside and even inside your home as they forage. Having stinging insects in or even around your home can be dangerous because their venom can cause serious allergic reactions in many people that need immediate medical attention.

Outside, you can find nests in the eaves of your home, under porches, in the ground as well as myriad of other places. Inside your home these pests can be found in attics, behind walls and in kitchen areas searching for a food source. If stinging insects have made their way onto your property getting rid of them should be handled by professional Wisconsin pest control company, they will have the expertise and knowledge to safely rid your home of all these dangerous pests.

There are several different species that are commonly found invading homes in Milwaukee, Madison and all of Wisconsin each fall, knowing the difference between paper wasps and yellow jackets can be important which is why professional pest control experts should be called so they can identify the species and treat accordingly. Below is a quick overview of the difference between species to help determine whether it’s paper wasps vs. yellow jackets or or another stinging insect problem.

Paper wasps- They have the ability to sting their victim multiple times. They are a variety of colors depending on species and appear to have long legs.

Yellow jackets- Like a paper wasp they can sting their victims multiple times. However they appear a bit stockier and are generally yellow and black or black and white in color.

Bald-faced hornets- These insects range in length from 5/8 to 7/8 and have a black and white face with white stripes on their thorax. This species can sting multiple times as well.

Honey bees- They are approximately ½ an inch to 5/8 of an inch in length and have a distinct orange and black or brown color pattern. Their thorax is cover with hairs and their barbed stinger stays with the victim after they are stung.

Bumble bees- A bit larger then honey bees and ½ to 1 inch in length, they have a distinct black and yellow striped color pattern and their whole body appears very fuzzy. Their stinger stays with them after they sting a victim.

As previously stated if you see a nest in or around your home or stinging insects flying throughout your house the best way to get rid of them is with the help of professionals. Implementing a home pest control plan will give you the peace of mind that not only will stinging insects be controlled around your home but that other common Wisconsin pests will be taken care of as well. A year round home pest control plan generally includes an initial treatment for the current problem, followed by treatments scheduled throughout the rest of the year to control and prevent insects and rodent problems. This is a great option especially if you want to focus on all the fun fall activities rather than spend time worrying about pests.

For home pest control in Milwaukee, Madison and throughout Wisconsin, contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control is the ideal solution. Offering pest control services for both homes and businesses, Wil-Kil has been an industry leader since their founding in 1929 and are ready to help you achieve and maintain a pest free home.