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Flying Pests

Most Common Flying Pests

Flying pest

There are many types of flying pests. They can bring you diseases, food contamination, and can harm you by stinging or biting. The most common types of flying pests are mosquitoes, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, bees and flies.


The most common type of wasps are yellow jackets and hornets. They can build nests anywhere convenient around your property, and they will try to harm you if they feel threatened.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets have a yellow and black yellow pattern and live in nests constructed of paper carton. They are slow to sting, but when threatened they will sting you to protect their nest. It is not recommended to remove stinging insects on your own because they can be dangerous, especially when they feel threatened.


Mosquitoes can carry diseases like encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chikungunya, West Nile virus and Zika. They are mostly known for being obnoxiously annoying and creating itchy, irritated bites.


Hornets are the largest type of wasp, and are very closely related to yellow jackets with their similar appearance. Since hornets protect their nests very aggressively, they are considered potentially harmful pests. In fact, hornet stings are more dangerous than those of bees and other stinging flying insects.


There are many types of bees, including certain types where they sting someone and die because they have barbed stingers. Bumblebees are pollinators and live in large families, and these type of bees can sting more than once because their stingers are smooth. Carpenter bees are solitary and feed off their young, can drill through wood, and can sting several times. Killer bees measure about half an inch in size, and their color is golden yellow with darker bands of brown. These bees tend to attack in larger numbers, which makes them life-threatening to people allergic to their sting.


Flies contaminate food with more than 100 pathogens, salmonella, malaria, and tuberculosis. The house fly is the most common fly, and although they live for a small period of time, they multiply very rapidly. Fruit flies in the south are very small disease vectors, and nuisance pests that thrive from decaying fruits.

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