Bees pollinate plants which promotes growth and abundant crop production. They play a critical role in a healthy environment but can cause stress to some when encountered. Bees and wasps are known for their ability to sting which can be very painful and last up to a week.

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Bee and Wasp Control

Bees and Wasps build their colonies in hives and nests which are often found in trees, bushes or around building structures like in roof eaves or siding. Because of the threat of an attack a beehive or wasp’s nest can become problematic when in close proximity to a home or business.

A wasp and bee control plan is crucial to residential and commercial property owners for maintaining a safe environment for their loved ones, pets, employees and clients. The best solution is to leverage a wasp or bee control professional.

Differences Between Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps are often mistaken for each other. While they are similar, there are some important distinctions. A way to identify the difference is through their appearance and behavior.

Wasps have a more slender body shape, and they generally look shiny or smooth. Bees are larger, and they can have coarse or dense hair depending on the type of bee. Bumblebees in particular are large and plump, often spotted traveling between plants.

Both bees and wasps can sting, but bees are only able to sting once because their stinger is attached to their bodies. In the act of stinging, the stringer becomes detached or ripped and causes the bee to die.

Wasps, however, are capable of stinging more than once. They are also more violent and aggressive in manner and typically attack in swarms when they feel threatened.

Bees feed on the nectar of flowers and sometimes fruit scraps that they can find. Wasps, on the other hand, feed on smaller insects.

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Dangers of a Bees and Wasps

Bees and wasps will sting if they feel provoked or threatened. Not only are these stings painful but they can also cause serious reactions to those with allergies.

In order to safely remove a nest or hive from your property without risking an attack, we highly recommend leveraging the specialized skills and equipment of a bee and wasp control expert. But first, you’ll want to identify the hive and decide whether or not it is a problem.

Do You Have a Bee Problem?

With so many different species of bees and wasps, it can be challenging to determine whether or not you need to remove them. Because bees are so important to our ecosystem, you never want to destroy a beehive or attempt to kill bees; you want to get them professionally moved to a different location by a bee control professional.

Ask yourself these following questions to decide if your tenant bees are a problem:

  • Is the hive near a living area? (porch, patio, children’s playhouse)
  • Has anyone been stung?
  • Are there bees swarming around your yard?
  • Can you visually spot an abundant amount of bees?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to call bee control professionals to remove the hive.

Wasps do not play the same pollination role and do not need to be protected like bees do. Like the insects themselves bee control methods differ from wasp control methods.

Capelouto Termite & Pest Control Can Help

Should you need bee and wasp control, our expert technicians at Capelouto can help safely restore peace to your property. We have a wide variety of solutions to help remove bees from your property and transport them somewhere else. Not only will this improve life for you and your family, but it will also make things better for the bees. Remember, don’t try to tackle this job at home. We’re here to help so contact us today!

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