Summer is the season for vacation and holidays, and it is the best season for the pests too. The insects that can bite humans are stinging insects which are aggressive during summer. These stinging insects play a major role in transferring diseases and sending a number of people to emergency situations.
These stinging insects can be classified as solitary and social pests i.e., the insects that do not depend on each other are solitary pests and the insects that can live with their colonies like queens, workers, and males are social pests.
With this classification, we can analyse that the insects like bees, wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets are social pests. In this article, we will discuss more interesting facts about summer pests. Some of the common summer pests are,
- European Hornet
- Africanized Bees
- RIFA – Red Imported Fire Ants
Interesting Facts About Summer Pests
Mosquitoes need their food for reproduction and their basic food is the blood. Only female mosquitoes will bite humans and they find their prey at a distance. According to research mosquitoes will select the people according to body heat and carbon-di-oxide we exhale.
Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, sweet smells, smelly feet, women, and beer drinkers, it is important to prevent yourself from mosquito bites. They can transfer deadly diseases like typhoid, malaria, West Nile Virus, and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
European hornets are the social insects that prefer to live with their colonies and their colonies consist of 200 to 400 members. These pests are more active at night, and they are attracted to light, usually, they will appear more in late summer.
Yellowjackets are also the social insects that love to live with their colonies and their colonies consist of 4000 members minimum. They can build their nests anywhere where they think it is safe and due to their colony size their nest will be so big.
Africanized bees are the most dangerous species of bees that can chase their enemies ferociously if they are threatened or disturbed. They will chase the enemies up to a quarter-mile and if are chased by these types of bees run in a zig-zag way and seek a closed shelter.
There are more than 2000 scorpion species in this world, and the most dangerous species is the Arizona Bark Scorpion. These are the nocturnal insects that are more active at night and hide during the day. If they find difficulty in food, they will eat their own child which is grown enough to move out.
Red Imported Fire Ants
Fire ants are one of the most dangerous types of ants their bite can cause severe pain and illness. These ants prefer electrical junction boxes to stay and destroy the units and wires, their way of finding food is different from other ants.
They have a special feature that they will form like a ball in a Waterland or flood and raft around until they reach dry land.
The above listed are some of the common summer insects and I hope that the interesting facts about these summer insects will be helpful to prevent yourself. If you found any of these pest infestations, then hire a professional pest control service to get rid of them completely.