Do you Need A Wasp, or Hornet Exterminator? Bee Control & Nest Removal?
Are you unable to enjoy an area of your home due to a stinging insect infestation? Is your property infested with bees or some other type of stinging insect such as wasps, hornets or yellow jackets?
First off, we want to know exactly what type of insect you are dealing with. Is it a bumble bee or a wasp or a yellow jacket? Deciphering which type of stinging insect will help us decide our course of action.
Types of Bees and Other Stinging Insects:
Bumble Bees – have a loud buzz and typically build nest low on decks and patios and have the ability to sting multiple times.
Carpenter Bees – which build nests for their young by drilling holes through wood and can inflict multiple stings.
Honey Bees – are most common for making honey and pollinating plants and have one stinger which once it is used will kill the bee instantaneously. We never want to intentionally harm honey bees as they are critical to the environment, so if discovered to be a problem we will recommend having them relocated by a beekeeper.
Wasps – Wasp is a broad category of stinging, flying insects. The most common types encountered in our area are either paper wasps or yellow jackets.
Yellow jackets – are the most common wasp insect. They are black in color with prominent yellow stripes. They like human food such as meat and sweets and typically build their nests underground but generally feed on other insects.
Paper Wasps – make their nests from chewed up plant fiber and saliva. They are attracted to sweet plant nectar as well as preying on other insects.
Hornets – Hornets, specifically bald-faced hornets, are the more vicious and aggressive stinging pest in our area. They are larger than yellow jackets and are predominately black and white (or a very pale yellow) with very little visible hair. The most distinguishing sign of hornets is a large, oblong to ball shape nest hanging in a tree or bush.
What Type of Treatment is Appropriate for You?
There are a few questions that will help us determine what type of treatment is appropriate for you.
• Is there a swarm of bees or wasps in one area?
• Is it effecting an indoor or outdoor area?
• Are they primarily noticed in the eaves or exterior nooks and crannies of your house or ground holes in your yard?
• Is there someone with an allergy to insect stings in your household?
Do It Yourself or Call In a Professional
Whether you are dealing with bumble bees or stinging wasps, get help from a professional to help you decide if you can fix it yourself or if you need an expert to come in and remove a hive or nest.
Contact us today and let us guide you.