Summer is a time for fun in the sun! But with it comes a few downsides, like stinging insects. Ouch! Here are three common stinging insects in North Texas, and how to identify them.
- Carpenter Bees are large, black and yellow with shiny bodies and up to 1 inch in size. They nest in wood structures. Males can aggressively hover, but stings are rare.
- Mud Daubers are long and slender, black and often metallic. They are not aggressive, but take care to remove a nest if you find one near your home.
- Yellow jackets are yellow and black and up to 5/8 inch in length. They are not aggressive unless their nest is threatened, so take caution.
If you notice any mud dauber, carpenter bee or yellow jacket nests near your home or any structure, it’s best to have them professionally removed. Call Bug Commander Pest Control for any wasp or bee pest control services in Frisco, TX, at (214) 972-2988.