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.

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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.

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