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What are stinging insects?
Some of the most common species of stinging insects found living throughout our area of Greater Baltimore include the following:
Bald-faced hornets (Dolichovespula maculata)
Bald-faced hornets are relatives of yellow jackets. They are black except for their mostly white face. Bald-faced hornets are known for being extremely aggressive. They are known for building large paper nests that they place up off of the ground; often on homes, garages, and sheds.
Mud daubers (Sceliphron)
The mud dauber is a large, solitary species of stinging insect. They are black, sometimes with a metallic blue shine, and may have yellow or green markings. Mud daubers are known for having a long, slender segment between the thorax and abdomen, making it look like the two body segments are held together by a piece of thread. They are often identified by the unique nests they create out of the mud.
Paper wasps (Vespidae)
Paper wasps received their name from the umbrella-shaped nests they create; these nests look like they are made from paper. Like other species of wasps, paper wasps have pinched waists and long, thin legs that dangle below their body when in flight. Adults are brown with yellow markings and, when viewed from the side, almost appears to have a triangular shape to it.
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Trim tree limbs back away from the exterior of your home, and fill in ground holes.
Outdoor trash cans and compost bins need tight-fitting lids on them.
Make sure screens are completely intact.
Keep outdoor eating areas cleaned up and free of food debris.
Remove fallen trees and tree stumps from your property.
Limit the amount of flowering vegetation planted on your property.
Fix holes along the roofline and roof intersections, and place caps on all chimneys.
Get rid of water sources by maintaining gutters and downspouts, and fixing leaky hoses and fixtures.
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