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Stinging Insect Dangers: What You Need to Know This Fall Season
As the temperature cools down, many homeowners start to let their guard down when it comes to stinging insects. However, these pests can still pose a significant threat to our health even in the fall season. In fact, according to Dr. Jim Fredericks, entomologist and senior vice president of public relations at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), 500,000 Americans visit the Emergency Room each year due to injuries related to stinging insects.
Understanding the Dangers of Stinging Insects
Stinging insects like bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can be more than a nuisance. For those who are allergic, just one sting can be life-threatening.
Others can experience severe pain or swelling at the site of the sting.
DIY Preventive Measures
The good news is that there are some simple, effective ways to reduce your risk of stinging insect stings. Here are some tips from the NPMA:
- Keep windows and doors closed. Stinging insects are attracted to light and can easily fly inside these open spaces.
- Wear protective clothing when working outside. Long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes can help prevent stings.
- Avoid wearing strong perfumes or bright colors. These can attract stinging insects.
- Keep trash cans sealed. Ripe fruit or sweet drinks can attract stinging insects.
When to Call a Professional
If you’ve noticed an increase in stinging insects around your property, it’s essential to take action immediately. While DIY methods can be effective, it’s best to consult with a qualified pest control provider to determine the best way to properly remove stinging insects.
The NPMA encourages homeowners to avoid dealing with stinging insects on their own to avoid disturbing the nests, causing the insects to turn aggressive or sting in self-defense. A pest professional at Ecola Termite & Pest Control can inspect your property, identify the types of stinging insects you’re dealing with, and create a customized treatment plan that effectively removes them from your property.
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If you’re dealing with a pest problem and need guidance or a free inspection, don’t hesitate to contact Ecola Termite & Pest Control at (800) 471-BUGS (2847) or visit us at www.ecolatermite.com. Our dedicated team of experts is here to provide you with personalized advice and effective solutions to eliminate pests from your home or business.
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