Wasps / Bees

Wasps / Bees

Bees are small hairy insects that range from 2mm to 4cm in length and are usually brown or black with stripes that are blue, yellow or red. Wasps range in size and color but are usually shiny and black, dark green or metallic in color. Unlike many bee species, wasps can sting multiple times.

What attracts wasps and bees?

  • Flowers and plants that are thriving (especially plants in the mint family)
  • A place to build a nest
  • Any other food source
  • Things that look and smell like flowers

What are signs of a wasp or bee infestation?

The appearance of a beehive can be a serious problem if it is located on your property. The hive needs to be removed entirely in order to control the infestation, and this should be done by a professional. Beehive removal begins with identifying the species first and then properly and safely removing the hive.

Wasps live in paper or mud clusters that are often found on eaves, soffits, and window and door casings. Spring is the most common time to see wasps as they typically lie dormant during the colder months.

What potential damage can they cause?

Honeybees, bumble bees and wasps can all sting humans and cause pain, allergic reactions and, in some cases, toxic reactions. If a nest is built in or near your house or property, it can pose a serious medical threat to those around it with bee allergies.

What precautions can be taken to prevent this pest?

  • Take away viable food sources for bees and wasps
  • Limit the potential areas for these pests to make nests
  • Have a professional remove any hives
  • Modify the light in areas of your property to deter wasps

How are wasps and bees best controlled?

There are a variety of methods used to control bees and wasps depending on your situation. From traps to insecticides and physical removal, our experts at ARD Pest Control will come out to inspect your property and determine the best course of action.

We have friendly technicians who will ensure your pest problem is taken care of quickly, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. Don't risk getting stung by trying DIY versions of bee and wasp removal; leave it to us to solve your bee or wasp problem for you. Contact us now to schedule a consultation, and learn about our aggressive pricing options.