Bees are a critical part of a healthy environment, but once they start invading your home, you want to do everything you can to drive them away. Both bees and wasps have painful stings that can not only hurt you, but their sting can be dangerous if anyone is allergic.
Wasps, on the other hand, are violent and aggressive when someone threatens their hive and some attack unprovoked. No one should ever try and remove a bee or wasp nest on their own. You want to bring in the professionals at the first sign of a nest before it gets larger and possibly makes its way into your house.
It takes specialized skills and equipment to remove a hive from your property correctly. The first step is to identify the hive and decide whether or not it is a problem. If the hive is anywhere near your living space and if your family is suffering stings, it’s time to take care of it.
Do You Have a Bee Problem?
There are so many different species of bees and wasps so it can be challenging to determine whether or not you need to remove them. Of course, you never want to destroy a beehive or attempt to kill bees; you want to get them professionally moved to a different location.
The problem is, all bees will sting when you threaten their hive, some even attack in swarms, which can lead to multiple stings and even a trip to the hospital.
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 upon the professionals to remove the hive.
Differences Between Bees and Wasps
While both can sting, they are quite different. Bees can only sting once because their stinger is attached to the poison sac. Once they sting they eventually die due to the stinger getting ripped from their body.
Wasps are capable of stinging more than once, and they typically attack in swarms if they feel threatened.
One way to identify the difference is through their appearance. Wasps have a more slender body shape, and they generally look shiny or smooth. Bees are larger, and they have coarse or dense hair on their body depending on the type of bee.
Bumblebees are the large plump ones that you see traveling between plants. These bees do not sting, so there is no reason to try and eradicate them.
Bees feed on the nectar of flowers and sometimes fruit scraps that they can find. Wasps, on the other hand, feed on smaller insects.
Why You Need To Remove Bee and Wasp Nests
Once bees and wasps start threatening the comfort of your own home, that’s when you know it’s time to get them out. If they are stinging you and your family and making time outdoors uncomfortable, bring in the professionals.
Capelouto Termite & Pest Control Can Help
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 on your home. We’re here to help so contact us today!