Stinging and Biting Pests:

Bees, hornets, and wasps are, for the most part, a very beneficial group of insects, being the major pollinators of flowering plants, helping to reduce the numbers of many insect pest species, etc. However, of the 54 reported deaths each year from arthropod bites or stings, bees, hornets, and wasps account for 30 percent.

Blood Feeding Pests:

Blood feeding arthropods are of great concern to the public not only because of their annoying and often painful bites, but more importantly because many are vectors of pathogens which cause diseases affecting humans and domestic animals.

 

For more information on the most common stinging/biting pests in South Jersey:

Bed Bugs

Blacklegged Deer Ticks

Bumble Bees

Carpenter Bees

Fleas

Honeybees

Cicada Killers

Mosquitoes

Yellowjackets

* Information courtesy of National Pest Management Association, Inc.

 

For more information check out:

Great Link from WebMD Treating and Identifying Bug Bites and Stings

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