Bees, wasps, and hornets all play an important role in our ecosystem. Seeing a few here and there isn’t usually a bad sign, so how do you know when you need a wasp or hornet exterminator? When you notice a large number of these stinging insects flying to or from a specific area near your property, it’s likely there is a nest nearby. Nests built on the sides of residential or commercial buildings always requires the help of a professional. In general, it’s always smart to enlist the professional opinion of an exterminator if you need help in identifying when you have a bee issue near your property.
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Dangerous bee, wasp, and hornet nests
Many stinging insects look similar, which is why it can be hard to identify a bee from a wasp or a wasp from a hornet. This can be dangerous considering some species pose much more of a threat than others. The easiest way to identify a stinging insect is by the nest they build:
- Yellowjacket nests: these nests are in a papery substance and are often found within wall voids or cavities in the ground.
- Paper wasp nests: these are open, exposed nests that most often resemble upside-down umbrellas.
- Bald-faced hornet nests: usually found in tree stumps or wall cavities, bald-faced hornet nests also create paper-like nests.
Is it safe to remove a beehive?
It’s never recommended to attempt to knock down a nest yourself. Certain types of wasps and hornets are known to be aggressive and sting even when unprovoked. Even if a nest appears abandoned, they still aren’t completely safe to approach. As a rule, never approach any nest larger than the size of a fist. Especially if you or someone nearby is allergic to bee stings, trying to handle a bee problem with DIY methods is simply out of the question.
Humane bee control services
Discovering a swarm of bees or a wasp nest in or near your property can be overwhelming. Because of the unpredictable nature of these insects, it’s always smart to call a professional bee exterminator when you are determining whether or not you have a bee problem. Wasps and hornets can be dangerous, especially if someone is allergic to their sting. A licensed pest control company like Pest Defense Solutions can ensure that your bee problem is taken care of safely.Back to Bees, Wasps, & Hornets Exterminators, Control & Removal
Identifying When You Have a Bee Issue in Albuquerque NM
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