Pests that Bite and Sting
Indoors or out pests that bite and sting make enjoying life, relaxing, and socializing a real pain. Here is our top list of pests that bite and sting.
Do they ever go away? Wasps populations die back during the cooler times of the year but be assured they are still present. There are two groups of wasps – the social wasps and the solitary wasps. Those in the social group include yellowjackets and hornets, while those in the solitary group include mud daubers, spider hunters, and cicada killers. The solitary wasps tend to die off when the weather gets cold and rely on their nests with eggs to repopulate once the weather becomes quite warm. Social wasp colonies also die off, but because they use paper nests, they create well-insulated hives that are usually safe from colder weather. They also nest in the ground, which insulates them too.
Crazy ants, pharaoh ants, and fire ants are common pests around the greater Bryan area. Most species of ants will bite you, and a large number of species may also sting. Ants are a cousin of both wasps and bees.
People do get bitten by rodents. Those large teeth are made for chewing wood and other hard substances, and a rodent bite can be severe and dangerous. Mice, rats, and squirrels are the most common rodents, but there are also gophers and voles.
Few things are more disgusting than are bed bugs. These are small insects that target humans as they feed on human blood. They are common and are found in many indoor locations, on buses and planes, and even ships.
Summer is the season of biting flies. They have been known to clear the mega crowds of people enjoying the beach. Around the Bryan area, we have black biting flies and a few other species that can make it miserable to be outdoors.
Learn more about how to control biting and stinging pests by reaching out to our team. The key to dealing with pests is to stop them before they become an infestation. We offer quality and affordable pest control services throughout the Byran and College Station communities.