Wasp,YellowJacket & Hornets

Wasp & Yellow Jacket

Wasp & Yellow Jackets are among the most feared of pests, and with good reason. These stinging insects of the wasp family are known to be aggressive and can deliver a potent and painful sting to anyone who disturbs or is seen to threaten their nests. Adding to their ferocity is the fact that unlike bees, they do not die after stinging a person once and can in fact deliver multiple stings over a short period of time. They also release a certain scent with every sting that alerts other yellow jackets in the same nest that they are under attack. These other insects will then also sting the assailant. 

The grim reality of these bugs is that they can present a life threatening danger to anyone who is allergic to their venom, and in fact yellow jacket attacks are responsible for many hospitalizations each year due to anaphylactic reactions in sensitive individuals. Therefore if you have a nest of these wasps near your home, your first thought should be how to safely get rid of them. 

 

 

Hornet

Wasps and hornets are some of the most dangerous and troublesome pests around. They are well known for their ability to deliver a painful sting to anyone who might disturb them or their nests. One serious issue that is presented whenever wasps or hornets are found is that unlike bees, they can sting a person an unlimited number of times. Not to mention the fact that one sting will release pheromones that encourage other wasps in the nest to sting the same victim. For most people this is merely a painful hazard, but for a small segment of the population this sort of encounter can be life threatening due to allergic reactions to the stings.

Although there are many species of wasps and hornets, the majority of them are easily agitated and any nests should be treated with extreme caution both before and during the eradication process. In fact, more than any other pest, prior planning is essential when trying to get rid of a wasps nest, as failing to take the proper precautions can result in serious and painful stings that may require medical attention in extreme circumstances.

 

 

Bees

Bees are generally associated with two things: honey and stings. While their stings can be painful, most bees act as important pollinators across the world. Honeybees are an incredibly important and beneficial insect to crops and gardens, not only pollinating but also producing honey. Most of the time, the bees you encounter will not be a nuisance, and knowing more about bees can be helpful when determining how to get rid of bees. Below is an overview of commonly encountered bees. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are often confused with bees but are much different and may require different control measures.