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Wasps & Bees

The main species we have here in the Cayman Islands affecting our properties are

Honey bees are only treated if they pose a real threat to people, ie: the hive has moved inside the house and only after contacting a bee keeper first.

Wasp nest removal is more common for us. Both the mud dauber and the paper wasp can nest around the house up under eaves and door alcoves.

How wasps and bees differ:

  • Wasps are yellow and black striping over their body.
  • Wasps have less body hair than bees
  • It is the female wasp that stings and can do so repeatedly.

 

Hornets

Hornets are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellowjackets.

 

Millipedes

Millipedes

Millipedes are generally harmless to humans, although some can become household or garden pests, especially in greenhouses where they can cause severe damage to emergent seedlings.

 

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

We all know just how irritating and painful mosquitoes and sand flies can be at certain times of the day and year.

We have over 30 species of mosquitoes here in the Cayman Islands and 80% of them would be the black salt water mosquito (Aedes taeniorhynchus) that breeds in the black mangrove areas. Many of the other species breed in freshwater – cisterns, temporary pools, around the home in old buckets or pots – some even breed in septic tanks.

Most mosquitoes will bite at dawn and dusk.

We at Pestkil do not have the expertise nor the equipment to deal with this problem and will always advise the customer to contact the Mosquito Research and Control Unit of government.

It is the task of the Mosquito Research & Control Unit (MRCU), to suppress the mosquito population on island and assist in preventing mosquito-borne diseases. To minimize mosquito problems on your property, ensure there are no open containers where water might settle and stagnate, as these areas are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.