Flying/Stinging Insect Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Flying/Stinging Insects

What are flying/stinging insects?


Various flying and stinging insects in Columbia regularly make themselves known on our Missouri properties.

Some of the most common include:

  • Bees
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Wasps

These pests will take advantage of any property offering the food, water, and shelter they need to thrive. They can develop large populations and quickly take over outdoor spaces, including our Columbia backyards.

Are flying/stinging insects dangerous?

The biggest concern with flying and stinging insects is that they pose many dangers.

  • Bees and wasps are flying insects that sting. They deliver painful, venom-filled stings to any person or animal they view as a threat to themselves or nests. 
  • Mosquitoes are persistent biters, and their bites leave behind large, red, itchy welts.
  • Flies carry various bacteria on their bodies and in their saliva. Inside our homes, they will contaminate surfaces and food with things that cause illness.

Never ignore the presence of these pests on your property. As soon as you notice them, reach out to a professional to help you successfully eliminate the infestation and implement the regular services necessary to keep them from returning.

Why do I have a flying/stinging insect problem?

Flies, mosquitoes, bees, and wasps all have different needs. If your property offers them easy access to what they require to thrive, they won’t hesitate to take advantage. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs on top of standing water; therefore, properties with or near a lot of standing water (breeding sites) tend to experience the most problems with these biting, blood-feeding insects.

Flies are scavengers and feed on and lay their eggs on decaying organic matter. The more access they have to trash, excrement, yard debris, gardens, and food within our homes, the more they flourish.

Bees and wasps are eco-important pests. Bees are vital pollinators, and wasps are predators that help control nuisance and dangerous insect populations. Our yards naturally provide these stinging pests with places to nest (trees, shrubs, ground holes, man made structures) and plenty of access to their preferred food sources (flowerbeds, gardens, open trash cans, outdoor eating areas).

Contact us today for pest control in Columbia, which you can count on to keep flying and stinging insects away.

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Where Will I Find Flying/Stinging Insects?

Flying and stinging insects thrive outdoors and live in many different habitats. Some of the most common places to have run-ins with flying or stinging insects include:

  • Woodlands
  • Meadows
  • FieldsParks
  • Campgrounds
  • Outdoor events
  • Near bodies of water

It also goes without saying that the most problematic place for these pests to call home is, of course, our backyards. Though these insects play essential roles in nature when they find their way to the spaces surrounding our homes, you need to take immediate action against them. Flying and stinging insects in our yards and the dangers they pose frequently drive people indoors.

How do I get rid of flying/stinging insects?

Get rid of flying and stinging insects with the assistance of an experienced and local pest control company. Local pest control experts have vast knowledge of the pests in our region and know how to eliminate and control them effectively. Through our home pest control solutions, BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care experts will find, treat, and remove problematic flying and stinging insects from your property.

How can I prevent flying/stinging insects in the future?

Use the following tips to avoid flying and stinging insects from becoming a problem for you and your family.

  • Keep these pests out of your home by keeping doors and windows closed, ensuring screens are intact, and placing screens over vents and chimneys.
  • Avoid over planting flowering vegetation near your home’s exterior.
  • Remove areas of standing water that offer these pests a water source.
  • When eating outdoors, make sure to bring leftover food indoors.
  • If you own pets, make sure to pick up their excrement regularly.

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