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Stinging Insects
 There are many stinging insects that can affect property owners.

Some of the common ones that Redline Pest Control controls are:

Paper Wasps – They are ¾ of an inch to 1 inch in length. Paper wasps have a distinguishable narrow or “pinched’ waist, their wings fold lengthwise at a 45 degree angle when at rest. They are brown in color with yellow markings on their head, thorax, and abdomen.

Yellow Jackets - There are many different species of this insect, but most range in length from 3/8 to 5/8 inch in length with the queens being slightly longer; they are black with yellow markings on their abdomens.

Mud Daubers – They are a solitary wasp species that range in length from ¾ to 1 inch in length. Mud daubers have a long narrow waste and range in color from brown to black and have bright yellow to iridescent blue markings.

Hornets – Redline Pest Control controls two primary hornet species, the European hornet and the Baldfaced hornets. They range in size from ¾ to 1 3/8 inch in size and live in trees, walls, and shrubberies. Most of the stinging insects are primarily nuisance pests. However, several of the species are aggressive and have powerful stings. These stings can cause strong allergic reactions that can lead to death in some. If you notice a stinging insect colony on your property it is best to call professional exterminators such as Redline Pest Control to handle them.

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