Stinging Pests in Central Texas


Identification and Prevention of stinging pests in Central Texas – Areas like New Braunfels, San Marcos, Kyle and Buda are home to a variety of stinging pests that can pose challenges for residents. Understanding these insects, their habits, and effective prevention measures is essential for maintaining a pest-free environment.

Paper Wasps (Polistes spp.): Found throughout Central Texas, paper wasps construct umbrella-shaped nests under eaves, ledges, and other sheltered areas. While generally non-aggressive, they will defend their nests if threatened. To avoid encounters, regularly inspect potential nesting sites and promptly remove any new constructions.

Fire Ants (Solenopsis spp.):...