Though very different creatures, both wasps and bees are territorial insects, which is what makes an infestation such a problem. Outfitted with singers, these bugs pose a risk to people, especially those who are allergic to their stings. If you discover a wasp or bee infestation in your yard or home, it is important to call professionals like Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control to reduce the risk of injury to you and your family.

Wasps are sometimes social and sometimes solitary, winged insects that build nests from wood pulp. They are usually identified by their black and yellow markings and narrow waists. There are many different kinds of wasps, some build honey-combed nests that look as if they are made of paper, while other build mud nests that look slightly like pottery.

Bees, like wasps, can be social or solitary, but are essential in pollination and the support of an ecosystem. Some are extremely small and don’t sting, while others can be larger and aggressive. You can generally tell bees apart from wasps by their body shape and hair: bees tend to be rounder and fuzzier.

Identification

Identifying an infestation in your yard can be fairly simple – if you see several nests and their placement or the number of wasps or bees flying around poses a risk to you and your family’s safety, call Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control immediately.

Determining if you have an infestation inside your house can be a little trickier. It’s harder to find bee and wasp nests when they’re located in your home; these insects tend to build nests in out-of-the-way places you wouldn’t frequently look, such as attics and inside walls. In these situations, the occasional bee or wasp will venture out of the nest and into your home. If you keep getting rid of individual bees or wasps and somehow they keep coming back, you might have an infestation.

Another thing to look for is dark stains on ceilings and walls. If you notice this happening there is a good chance you have a honey bee hive somewhere in your home. Honey bees are crucial to the environment and their removal should be handled with care.

Finally, if you hear an unexplained buzzing coming from inside your walls, you probably have a wasp or bee infestation. If there is no explanation as to how the insects got into the walls (no visible openings, etc.) there is a very good chance that you have carpenter bees, which can burrow through solid wood.

Treatment

The most effective way to treat stinging pests like bees and wasps is to locate and remove the nest or nests. Our team will come to your home equipped with extension ladders and telescoping poles to reach the highest, most out of the way places in both your yard and home.

Contact The Wasp & Bee Experts

If you have noticed an unusual number of nests, nests in high-traffic areas or inside your home, or even a buzzing in your walls, don’t risk getting stung by trying to solve the problem yourself. Call Healthy Home Termite & Pest control at (770) 505-9040, or use our online contact form to get your quote.