Bees, Wasps & Stinging Insects Control

Bees, hornets and wasps are in the same family of flying, stinging insects. Although crucial in the pollinating process of plant growth, they can be a real nuisance and a hazard. If a bee, hornet or wasp sets up a nest or hive in your yard where your children play, or near an outdoor eating area where employees eat their lunch, it can be dangerous. Many people are allergic to these stinging insects and it can turn into an emergency. Pesky bees and wasps nests are best to be handled by the professionals who are trained to do so in a contained manner, without making the bees aggressive.

Yellow Jackets (Hornets)

Yellow jackets, or hornets, are the slim yellow and black striped bees that are a type of wasp and can sting repeatedly. They can build homes, which are usually not completely visible, a couple inches inside a structure. The yellow jackets will be visible going in and out, and may be audible as they are rustling and eating through the wall to expand their nest. They make large cone-shaped hives that are protected by a paper covering that they make. These nests are often in high places like in trees or on the side of exterior walls and roofs. They can hold thousands of hornets and are aggressive when their nest is disturbed. Types of yellow jackets can also make their home a couple inches within the ground, and get aggressive when it is disturbed. Unlike the honey bee, the yellow jackets are annual, so they will not set up and remain in their nest for years. They may be the strongest and most painful stingers of this group. Being a type of wasp, they can also sting repeatedly.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps, fly slower than bees and their legs dangle underneath them as they fly. Wasps can sting repeatedly and have a much more painful sting. They make their nests, in doorways, eaves, railings, shutters, or anywhere there is a small space.

European Paper Wasps look like yellow jackets, except it is much larger. It makes its nests in holes and prefers to be in an enclosed area. It one of the most aggressive types of wasps. This is an annual pest. Holes should be sealed as to ward off the wasp from making a nest.

Honey Bees

Honey bees don’t attack unless they feel really threatened, because they die after they sting once. They can build a nest inside walls of a home or building and can last years there with a nice shelter, making honey that can destroy the walls and attract other pests.

Bumble Bees

Bumble bees are the large, fuzzy yellow and black bees. This type of bee is aggressive to defend its nest, even though it may be hesitant to sting. Led by a queen, bumble bees tend to create nests in the concrete around patios or underneath steps. They are increasingly active throughout the summer months.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are similar to bumble bees, however they are large, shiny and black, not fuzzy as is a bumble bee. These bees can also be aggressive if you are around their nests. However, males do not have stingers. These bees make their nests around the wood of your patio or deck. They can be destructive, as they drill holes into the wood in order to keep their eggs.

Depending on the species, stinging insects can be a danger, especially if left uncontrolled.

pollinator-health-logo-badge-web

If you have an unwanted honey bee nest on your property, A1 Exterminators, or a local beekeeper may be able to remove it safely and preserve the bees; however, the bees may not survive if you treat the nest. It is also critically important to remove the entire nest if located within a building. A honey bee nest may contain multiple combs with large amounts of honey, and, if not removed, the honey can ferment and leak down the walls creating serious damage. The honey can also serve as an attractant for ants and other pests.
For nests made by other stinging insects, or if you are not sure what kind of nest is on your property, you need A1 Exterminators, a licensed pest management professional, to properly identify the species and recommend a course of removal or treatment.

If you have a problem with bees, wasps or hornets, let A1 Exterminators take care of it! Call 1-(800) 525-4825.

Do you need these pests exterminated? Call A1 Today!

 

It’s Your Yard. Defend It.

Against Mosquitoes And Ticks.


A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Knowledge of Mosquito-borne Diseases Should be Top of Mind in Summer

Many people may connect the height of mosquito season, occurring in the summer through early fall, to the irksomely itchy welts that accompany mosquito bites. But, there are far worse associations to make with these blood-sucking pests, such as the health threats they pose to humans in their daily lives—even in their own backyards. To help protect the community…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Common Ways Ants Get Into The House

Everyone finds ants in their home at one time or another.  Here are a few reasons they could be getting into your home and how to prevent it.

Cracks & Seams in Walls

Most homes aren’t hermetically sealed, meaning there is some air exchange between the inside of the house and the outside. This air exchange usually takes place along the…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bug Tip Tuesday – Natural Mosquito Repellents

Here are some do-it-yourself mosquito repellents that you can make at home.

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil

Used since the 1940s, lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient in mosquito repellent.

A recent study showed that…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Don’t Let Summer Pests Ruin Your Summer Plans

Some of the best summer memories are made while spending time with family and friends at backyard barbecues and celebrations. However, an invasion of pesky pests such as mosquitoes, ants, flies and stinging insects can quickly put a damper on outdoor activities. A1 Exterminators reminds homeowners to take steps before and during outdoor events Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bed Bugs at Camp

Bed bugs can thrive anywhere where humans are. Summer camps – particularly sleep-away camps – provide a perfect environment for this pest. There are usually lots of hidings spots for bed bugs inside cabins and belongings, and lots of campers to feed on. Bed bugs can be brought into camp in the bags of campers, and carried into new…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Why To Hire An Exterminator To Get Rid Of Wasps

Wasps are nothing to fool around with.  They can be very aggressive and will sting.  Wasps are not like bees and can sting multiple times.  Here are a few reasons you should hire a professional to help with any Wasps removal.

Potential for disaster

Amateur wasp removal is just begging for disaster. You could have the wrong product, you could…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Browse A1 Pest Control

A1 Exterminators