Velvet Ant AKA Cow Killer Control
A-Tex Pest Management of Austin, Texas supplies a number of pest management services to the commercial business owners and residential homeowners locally and in surrounding areas. We possess all credentials; certifications, licensing, insurance, and so on to provide our professional expertise and services at affordable rates to the community. A-Tex Pest Management strives for customer satisfaction above all else, to achieve our goals we deliver superior quality workmanship, excel in friendly customer service, and diligently incorporate high morals and work ethics to every service. With our technicians being more than qualified to execute the services we offer, and utilizing high-end products and equipment exclusive to licensed professionals, A-Tex Pest Management can ensure our customers receive nothing less than maximum results.
Velvet Ant Sting Pain
A-Tex Pest Management is experienced in handling insect control for homes and business in the Greater Austin Texas area, including velvet ants. Velvet ants, also known as cow killer ants, are actually solitary wasps that do not live in a colony like most of their wasp relatives. Velvet ants or wasps, are hairy and colored red and black. Females do not feature two pairs of dark colored wings as the males do. The females carry a toxic sting, and even they are not capable of killing a cow, the pain is said to be so intense that “it could kill a cow” hence their nickname. The males do not sting. Though very capable of defending themselves, velvet ants are not aggressive, but during their adolescence they are often found in the ground. If stepped on with bare feet, you will certainly feel their painful sting.