//Stinging Insects

Stinging insects can be a variety of pests — hornets, scorpions, bees, and more. Learn more about all the stinging insects we see in Colorado Springs and how to keep them away and out of your home.

Stinging Insects 101 – Know How to Identify the Pest and Evaluate the Threat


Stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, yellowjackets and bees are common summertime/warm weather pests that often pose a threat to humans and animals alike. For some, these threats can be deadly depending on the type of allergic reaction experienced. For those who do not experience allergic reactions to individual stings, there is still the potential [...]

Stinging Insects 101 – Know How to Identify the Pest and Evaluate the Threat2020-04-23T23:17:57+00:00

Pest Control Professionals Improve Our Lives


Pest Control Professionals Improve Our Lives Much like other public health professionals, pest control professionals improve our quality of life. They provide protection to our families, homes, businesses, food supply and our health. Although these factors are not often immediately apparent, the presence of a pest infestation commonly brings them to light. Protection of personal [...]

Pest Control Professionals Improve Our Lives2020-02-06T17:12:56+00:00

Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional


Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional While it is often tempting for homeowners to try their hand at pest control, it is best left to a professional.  In pest control, Colorado Springs professionals should not only have appropriate products for treatment, but they should also have the knowledge and training to provide safe [...]

Know When to Hire a Pest Control Professional2021-08-13T21:53:10+00:00

No Sting Zone – How to Keep Stinging Insects Away


No Sting Zone – How to Keep Stinging Insects Away With stinging insects causing more than a half a million-emergency room visits per year, it is understandable the fear that is invoked by the sight of wasps and hornets. During late summer and early fall, stinging insects can be especially aggressive as they gather food [...]

No Sting Zone – How to Keep Stinging Insects Away2019-07-09T01:00:40+00:00

Cicada Killer Wasps


Cicada killers are large predatory wasps that hunt cicada in order to paralyze them to be placed in chambers as a food source for their young.  Areas that are typically inhabited by cicada killer wasps are typically ones with well drained soil near trees or shrubs where cicadas are present with a sandy loose soil.  [...]

Cicada Killer Wasps2015-12-14T17:45:48+00:00

Colorado’s Scorpions


Scorpions are found throughout the nation, particularly in warmer climates. As Colorado falls in that category, it is not uncommon to see scorpions in those creepy cracks and crevices like piles of rocks or leaves and in wood piles or sheds. When you do see them, they are generally not welcome house guests, and it's [...]

Colorado’s Scorpions2021-09-22T14:52:12+00:00

Velvet Ants


More than 55 species of velvet ants inhabit Colorado and at least one or another of the velvet ants can be found in most areas of the state with the exclusion of higher elevations.  Lower elevations of open fields of prairie short grass in both eastern and western Colorado are common habitats in which to [...]

Velvet Ants2015-12-14T17:37:40+00:00

Golden Digger Wasp


The golden digger wasp is a solitary wasp common in many areas of North America as well as south into Mexico, Central America, South America and other areas of the Caribbean.  Size ranges from over ½ inch to up to 2 inches in some reported sightings.  Golden digger wasps have large amber colored wings that [...]

Golden Digger Wasp2015-12-14T17:37:18+00:00

Mud Daubers


Solitary wasps whose common name comes from the mud nests they construct out of mud.  Mud daubers have slender, threadlike waists.  Typically ½ to 1 inch in length, these wasps are typically very placid unless handled roughly.  Nests are often located in barns, garages and under the eaves of houses in urban setting where as [...]

Mud Daubers2015-12-14T17:36:57+00:00

Bumble Bees


Bumble Bee on Sunflower Adult bumble stinging insects are large at roughly ¾ inch in length.  They have black with yellow or orange colored hair patterns on their abdomen giving them a very fuzzy appearance.  Both queens and workers have pollen baskets on their hind legs that are utilized in carrying pollen back [...]

Bumble Bees2018-08-03T17:53:51+00:00