Quality Pest Management in Vietnam Since 1995
Stinging pests

By Stinging Pests we are referring to common arthopod pests that we may encounter in Vietnam that have the potential to inject a toxin that causes primarily pain. 

Bees, bumble-bees and hornets may sting but are also important pollinators with hornets being natural pest control in gardens. Depending on the type we recommend that unless people allergic to their stings are around they are left alone. However, nests of aggressive species are typically not tolerated near residential and comercial properties and for good reason.Giant Japanese hornets are an example.   The Asian Dwarf honey bees on the other hand are easily tolerated.

The Giant Asian Centipede and Scorpions that can be encountered in urban / suburban areas in Vietnam are mostly found outside in mulch, leaf litter, under rocks, knot holes in trees, etc.   They are an occassional invador into our buildings and can result in a painful sting with individual allergetic reactions potentially serious.

Spiders are web-builders or hunters by behavior.  Many types we may encounter do not have the capabiity to puncture human skin, but those that do may inject venom.  Although many "spider bites" are not the work of spiders, allergic reactions may certainly cause red welts, itching, pain, or the rare narcosis.

A species of Rove Beetle from the genera Paederus has made recent news and an increased frequency of observation in Vietnam's city scapes.  As typical with Rove Beetles, Paederus lives in moist areas and can be found in abundance in the countryside or city gardens.    Paederus is attracted by light, thus entering buildings. This beetle does not bite, but if accidentially (or otherwise) smashed on our skin their blood (hymolymph) contains a toxic that can result in a significant dermatological reaction.