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Santa Barbara Stinging Insect Control

Stinging Insect Removal Experts in Ventura County

Bees, wasps, and hornets often have a bad reputation for spoiling people’s outdoor parties and barbecues, though the reality is that these insects are necessary for the spread of pollen that helps flowers, plants, and crucial crops to grow. Despite their key role in the ecosystem, however, no one wants a swarm of these insects on their property since their bites and stings are extremely painful. If you are looking for reliable Santa Barbara stinging insect control, our team at Escalera Pest Control, Inc can provide the safe solutions you are looking for.

Speak to us now at (805) 920-8842 to learn more about our free inspections for potential stinging colonies located on your property.

Common Stinging Insects in Santa Barbara: Identification Guide

When people see a flying insect with yellow and black markings, they are quick to identify it as a bee, usually before running away as quickly as possible. However, there are many distinct kinds of stinging insects in California, and the differences between them are very important, since it can mean alternative means of locating and removing an infestation. 

Some of the most common types of bees, wasps, or hornets that you might find flying around your home or business in Santa Barbara include:

  • Paper wasps
  • Honeybees
  • Bumblebees
  • Bald faced hornets
  • Yellowjackets
  • Mud daubers
  • Carpenter bees

Locating Hidden Stinging Insect Nests

To begin the process of getting rid of an unwanted population of bees, hornets, or wasps from your home, the first necessary step is identifying where the colony is located. While some homeowners may know exactly where the nest is, having accidentally stumbled across it in an unfortunate event that led to many painful bites and stings, in many cases the colony may be well-hidden. 

Although these insects have been known to tuck a hive or nest within the rooftop or rafters of your building, you may be surprised to discover that they are quite innovative at building their home just about anywhere. Sometimes colonies can gather beneath gutters, behind gables, along stairs and decks, or within holes of trees. They may be also spotted directly in the ground, or even hide in a mailbox or abandoned piece of furniture. 


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What to Do When You Have Found a Colony on Your Property

Once you have spotted a nest, it is essential to contact professional exterminators. The bites and stings left by these types of insects can be horrendous on their own, but if it turns out that you are allergic to them, the long-term effects can be severe or even deadly. Only highly trained experts can safely eliminate the problem from your property. This is why you should never attempt to kill these creatures on your own, whether through destroying the nest or using chemical products, but only allow our experienced specialists at Escalera Pest Control, Inc to carefully remove the colony.

Give us a call today at (805) 920-8842 or contact us online whenever you are in need of dedicated Santa Barbara stinging insect control.

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