Exterminators of Yellow Jackets and Bald-Faced Hornets
These stinging insects live within hives. Although destroying the hive is one way to get rid of them, it can prove dangerous. These pest insects will swarm the hive and protect it. These insects can cause severe health problems, including nausea, infection, pain, and even death due to allergic reactions. A professional exterminator will be the most efficient and safest way to get rid of yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps from your house.
How did I get stinging insects?
Yellow jackets, bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps are always searching for the ideal place to build their honey hives. They love to create nests or hives in attics, gutters, under decks, or under eaves. These places are attractive to them because they offer natural protection.
Is it so difficult to get rid of stinging insects?
It is possible to be seriously injured when trying to kill one of these stinging bugs. They can attack you, and their nests and hives could be located in difficult-to-reach areas. This puts you at a disadvantage if you try to destroy their hive. These insects may or may not be killed by chemical sprays, but they can simply be angered and still attack you. A reputable pest control company is the best and most reliable way to get rid of these stinging insects.
What are the Signs of a Stinging Insect Infestation?
- They’ll be flying close by, you’ll see!
- Someone in your family is being stung.
- You might hear yellow jackets, hornets, and bees buzzing about.
- They might even be in your home!
There are 4 types of bees and wasps found in Wayne, NJ
Size: 3/4″ – 1″
Color: Black and dark yellow
How to Recognize: Looks a lot like honey bees, but is much bigger
Habitat: These bees nest in wood, preferably weathered, unpainted wood. They can often be found hovering above the eaves or fences of wooden houses.
Behavior: For nesting, they bore round holes in the wood. They can cause significant structural damage to wood if they nest in large numbers for an extended period of time. While males can be aggressive, they are not capable of stinging.
Color: Dark brown and yellow
How to Recognize: The hairy bees, as these are, are often found near flowers, searching for pollen and nectar that will make honey.
Habitat: They are found in tree cavities and beneath rock formations.
Behavior: Although they aren’t aggressive in nature, they will attack anything that threatens their colony. The sting of these insects can cause serious allergic reactions and may be painful.
Size: 1/2″ – 5/8″
Color: Black and yellow
How to Recognize: These bees are often mistaken for honeybees, due to their colors. However, they have a very thin waist.
Habitat: They place their nests in fallen logs, tree stumps, or on the ground.
Behavior: They forage for food and prey on many insects. They are highly social and will fight for their nests. The stings they inflict can be very painful and can trigger severe reactions in allergic people. They live to feed the others on a daily basis. The reproductives will swarm at most once a year.
Bald Faced Hornets
Size: 3/4″ – 1″
Color: Black and white
How to Recognize: These are mainly black from head-to-abdomen. However, the pattern of lines and white bands is the exact same for every individual.
Habitat: Forests and urban areas that have vegetation. This species often nests under the eaves of homes in trees, bushes, and rock overhangs.
Behavior: Bald-faced Hornets are more active during the day. These are the hours they spend building their nest, looking for food, or bringing back their larvae. In the evenings, bald-faced hornets head into their nest to rest.
There is a common misconception that killing bees is illegal. It all depends on how the bee was killed. It is not illegal to use methods such as swatting, natural liquids, or administering EPA-approved chemical solutions for killing a bee. However, federally banned pesticides are not allowed to be used.
Beehives can be removed but not all bees will be gone. There may be some bees flying about somewhere outside the hive. Some bees that have left the original colony to establish a new colony may try to return to it if they cannot find their queen.
Apply an insecticide powder or spray directly into the opening of the hive over three weeks to exterminate them. You will only kill the flying bees with the first application. However, you can kill the unhatched ones by spraying into the hive opening for three weeks.
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