Stinging insects use a stinger to defend themselves and their nest when they feel threatened. Bees, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, and fire ants are all examples of stinging insects. When living and nesting outside and away from people, many species of stinging insects are extremely beneficial and are responsible for pollinating a wide variety of plants and crops. Predatory species control populations of nuisance insects.
Common stinging insects found in Providence, Rhode Island are carpenter bees, mud daubers, honey bees, paper wasps, yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets.
Stinging insects all have the potential to be dangerous. The venom that they possess is strong enough to trigger allergic reactions in people. In the case of some people, being stung can trigger anaphylaxis which may become life-threatening. Their stings can be painful and leave behind red welts. You should always avoid contact with stinging insects, and a professional should be called to remove a nest from your property.
Stinging insects have the potential to find almost any residential property attractive. They are drawn to properties that offer them food, water, and shelter. Depending on their exact species, they feed on a variety of things including insects, proteins, nectar, sweets, and honeydew. Things like compost piles, garbage cans, gardens, flowering vegetation, untreated wooden structures (carpenter bees), clogged gutters, outdoor eating areas, bird baths, and ponds attract stinging insects.
Stinging insects are found in their largest populations during the late summer and fall. This is also the time of year when they are most active. Workers are active in gathering food for every member of their now large colonies. Stinging insects build their nests in a variety of locations. Trees, rock crevices, utility poles, the ground, and shrubs or bushes are common nesting spots. They may also choose to build their nests under porches, decks, roof eaves, in chimneys, or behind a home’s wall voids. In the case of fire ants, large, open, sunny lawns are where they prefer to create their nests. They avoid areas of shade.
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Doing the following in your Rhode Island home and around your property can help to prevent problems with stinging insects in the future:
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