Bees And Wasps
Bees, wasps and hornets can be serious pests both inside and outside of your home. Homeowner’s may observe wasps constructing carton nests near the soffits of their home, above porches and decks. Yellow jackets may over-winter inside of exterior wall voids and nest in the ground during the warm seasons.
Although stinging behavior is generally a defensive reaction, Bees and wasps may cause severe harm to people and pets because of allergic response to their painful stings. Some people may even go into anaphylactic shock and die of suffocation as their lungs fill with fluid after being stung.
Wasps and bees are considered beneficial insects in most cases. Control measures are justified only when these insects are causing a harmful problem for the homeowner.
These insects have a complete metamorphosis, maturing through a four-stage life cycle of – egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Bees and wasp lay their eggs under tree bark or in the ground. As the new colony grows the workers emerge to begin scavenging for food and feeding the young.
Understanding bee and wasp biology and behavior is essential to controlling their populations around your home.
A professional control process will include:
- Inspection – The first step in any professional treatment program is, inspection. What construction elements, such as decks, playground areas, porches, vehicles and garages are the insects nesting in?
- Identification – Before you can treat you must know which species of bee or wasp you are dealing with because different species will react in different ways to treatment.
- Determination – Once you have identified the species you must determine the proper treatment process for that particular species. Which treatments will work best for this infestation? What part of the day is the safest time to perform the treatment?
- Control – Making the correct application of product.
- Communication – The last part of a successful bee or wasp control treatment is communication. Our technician reports, what was found during our inspection, what we did about it and what you can expect from our treatment. He will also discuss if further follow up treatments should be scheduled to make sure the problem is solved.