Pests are never a pleasant sight, whether inside or outside the house. While all pests are annoying, flying insects can especially irritate you. The buzzing of mosquitoes, wasps, and hornets is something that no homeowner wants to deal with. That is why it is important to learn more about them to understand how to prevent them.
You may find various types of flying pests in and around your house. Some of these might be harmless, while others may hurt you and your family. Before the situation gets out of control and you find an infestation in your home, call a professional like Barrier Pest to get rid of the bugs!
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Common flying pests homeowners need to watch out for
1. Paper wasps.
Paper wasps may appear like any other wasp and hang around in gardens and homes of people. These are usually not aggressive by nature and won’t bother you unless you bother them first. They will sting a person only when they feel threatened or disturbed. They are known as paper wasps because of the paper-like nests they build with their saliva and plant fibers.
If you find a really large wasp in your home or garden, possibly the biggest you have ever seen, it is probably a hornet. Hornets are the largest category of wasps, similar in appearance to yellowjackets. They have a painful sting, and people who are allergic to wasps may die after being stung. Additionally, if they feel threatened, they have the ability to call their entire colony to attack the danger.
3. Mud Daubers.
This pest got its name from the fact that it constructs its nest from mud. They are usually black in color and have a long, slender body. The most common sign of mud dauber infestation is finding a nest. You may be able to differentiate between an active and inactive nest by checking if there are holes in it. Mud daubers make holes in their nest when they leave.
4. Fruit flies.
Fruit flies are among the most flying pests present throughout the United States. You may have seen them hovering over your fruits and vegetables in your kitchen. They are easy to get rid of using fruit fly traps that you can find in the market. The best way to prevent them is to remove any decaying matter from your home, as they usually feed on such items.
5. Common house flies.
House flies are yet another common pest occurrence. Their lifespan is between 15 to 25 days, but that is enough for them to create a nuisance. You may find them resting on your house’s ceiling, floors, and walls. They usually rest in places closer to their food sources.