BEE AND WASP PREVENTION
Because many of these insects are beneficial, removal is discouraged unless a nest has been built on your home, garage, shed, or other structure. Avoid wearing strong-smelling fragrances that may attract bees and wasps, and turn off outside lights at night to prevent them from approaching your home. Keep trash cans clean and tightly sealed, and seal open areas of playground equipment where a nest could be constructed.
To avoid an ongoing bee and wasp problem after professional treatment, periodically check the eaves of your home and other hidden areas for nests and hives. If you notice one, contact Custom Pest Control immediately for removal. Attempting to remove a bee or wasp nest yourself can result in dozens of stings and even a trip to the emergency room. Fill out our online form to schedule your free estimate within 15 minutes. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on outstanding communication and customer service, including answers to all your pest control questions.
If you’re concerned about stinging insects in and around your home, Custom Pest Control can help. We provide safe, professional, effective bee and wasp removal so that you and your family can fully enjoy your outdoor living space.
IDENTIFYING BEES VS. WASPS
Because some stinging insects are more dangerous than others, it’s important to determine what type of infestation you have.
- Bumblebees are fuzzy, black and yellow, and less than 1 inch long. They pollinate flowers and aren’t much of a threat.
- Carpenter bees are wood-boring insects that resemble bumblebees but do not live in hives. They can cause serious structural damage to your home.
- Honeybees are about a half-inch long and brown or black in color. They do not pose a threat to humans unless their nest is attacked.
- Paper wasps, which are brown or yellow with red markings, are named after the material they use to build nests. Although they don’t usually sting, it’s crucial to remove the nest from your property to avoid an attack.