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.


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!


Keep uninvited guests out of your kitchen.

A1 Exterminators offers a pest prevention plan to help combat Indian Meal Moths and Rodents that have moved in to your kitchen
“Pantry pests can contaminate food products. Mice can spread Salmonella and Hantavirus. They can also carry fleas and lice into our homes. With our plan,  …. less pests means less risks of diseases.”

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bed Bugs Can Be Anywhere

Paul Standerwick was on his way to Boston for a family holiday with his wife Maribel and two children Frankie, five, and two-year-old Hector.

But, frustrated after a 24-hour delay, when they finally got in the air things got even worse.

Mr. Standerwick, 36, told the Mirror Online: “It sounds unbelievable – so much went wrong.

“After being forced to sit on…


Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Fall Pests Not A Treat This Halloween

Rats, bats and spiders might serve as great Halloween décor, but real infestations make for a haunted house that can turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare. These creepy pests tend to seek refuge and resources in homes during the fall, which is why A1 Exterminators are taking this Halloween to educate homeowners on these critters and how to prevent…


Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Hosting A Party Can Mean Unwelcome Roommates

Some people might not realize that when having a party there is the potential for creating an infestation. Depending on the type and size of party, your door can be opening and closing over a hundred times in one night, giving insects many more chances than usual to enter your home. pest_prevention_image2 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Pine Cone Spiders

We saw these adorable Pine Cone Spiders for Halloween. They can be a creepy-cute seasonal addition to the nooks, crannies, and shelves around your home!

Pine Cone Spiders | Fireflies and Mud Pies


  • Round Pine Cones
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Low…

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Increase In Spiders During Fall Months

Spiders aren’t a seasonal pest, but many homeowners tend to notice an increased presence in their homes in the early fall months as the arachnids become more obvious while they search for a mate. Even though most spider species in the United States don’t pose health risks to humans, most people aren’t comfortable with any species sharing their living…


Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Tarantula Hawk

Did you know there is a crazy spider wasp that hunts tarantulas?

The Tarantula Hawk is up to 2 inches long and can leave a very intense and painful sting. The female Tarantula Hawk is the one that goes after tarantulas, and the sting instantly paralyzes it and then the body becomes a nest for a single egg, which is…

Browse A1 Pest Control

A1 Exterminators