With the temperatures warming up in Florida, it is important to prepare for the season by taking specific measures to protect your home and family from stinging insects. As the leading green pest control company in Tampa, the Nvirotect Pest Control Services team is ready to safely remove any nests and colonies around your home.

Bees on wood near home

Common Stinging Insects in the Spring


As Nature’s pollinators, bees are crucial for pollinating plants so that they can thrive and grow. Due to the fact that bees are so vital to the natural ecosystem, Nvirotect Pest Control Services is proud to be a featured partner of The Bee Musketeers, a St. Petersburg-based bee relocation nonprofit organization for safe removal services. If you find bee hives near your home or garden, reach out to Nvirotect Pest Control Services, the best pest control company in Tampa.

Wasps moving around comb


Unlike bees, wasps are predatory insects and can be more aggressive in defending their nests. They often build their nests under eaves, decks, or in trees. Wasps can deliver multiple painful stings and can pose a danger to human health, especially to those allergic to their venom. Removing a wasp nest can be hazardous, so it is best to let a professional company remove it.

Hornet on piece of wood


Hornets are larger and more aggressive than wasps, making their stings particularly painful. They construct paper-like nests in trees, shrubs, or even inside structures and on eaves. Hornets can be territorial, and disturbing their nests can result in a swarm of angry stinging insects. Due to the potential danger, hornet nest removal should always be performed by trained professionals.

Yellow jacket against piece of wood

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are known for their aggressive behavior and build their nests underground or in wall voids. They are attracted to sweet foods and can become a nuisance at outdoor gatherings, or they can attack while landscaping or maintaining your lawn and shrubs. Yellow jackets can also sting repeatedly, making encounters with them extremely painful and unpleasant.

Potential Risks and Damages From Stinging Insects

Stinging insects pose severe threats to the health and wellness of your family members and pets. Aside from being painful, the venom delivered during stinging can trigger severe allergies in some individuals, which could potentially lead to medical emergencies. In addition to the potential health threats, nests and colonies can cause structural damage to your home. 

How to Effectively Protect Your Home From Stinging Insects

  • Trim Vegetation and Landscaping: Keep shrubs, trees, and foliage trimmed to reduce hiding spots and nesting sites for stinging insects. Regularly prune overhanging branches and bushes near your home’s exterior to deter nesting.
  • Seal Entry Points: Inspect your home for gaps, cracks, and openings that stinging insects could use to enter. Seal them with caulk, weather stripping, or screen mesh to prevent access.
  • Regularly Inspect and Clean the Exterior of Your Home: Due to the potential for nests to be found in eaves and other corners of the home, regularly checking the exterior of your home can prevent any nests from building up.
  • Remove Potential Attractants: Keep food and garbage tightly sealed, clean up fallen fruits, and avoid leaving sugary drinks or food scraps outdoors.
  • Schedule Regular Professional Inspections: Schedule regular pest control service with Nvirotect Pest Control Services to identify and promptly control and remove any potential stinging insects. Our trained and highly-skilled Service Technicians can safely remove nests and provide ongoing pest control services to keep your home pest-free.

Work With Nvirotect Pest Control Services For Insect Removal and Control

Due to their potential dangers, it is important to seek out the services of Nvirotect Pest Control Services, the best pest control company in Tampa, for safe and proper removal. 

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