- Yellowjackets Bumble Bees
- European Hornets Boldfaced Hornets
- Cicada Killers Paper Wasps
- Solitary Bees Carpenter Bees
These are some of the different kinds of bees and wasps. Some of the solitary bees can be quite small while the cicada killers can be as much as three inches long. All of the above insects will sting. Some people are allergic to the sting poison and could die if not treated immediately.
Carpenter bees and yellowjackets do damage to the home. They will build their nests in the structure by drilling holes in the wood.
Other bees will build their nests in the soil such as: solitary bees, yellowjackets, bumble bees, and cicada killers.
Many bees and wasps chew up wood to make a paper nest. These nests can be seen in trees, under eves, in bushes, on electric poles, and in sheds. European hornets, yellowjackets, boldfaced hornets, and honey bees can make these kind of nests.
The mud dauber builds nests with mud in late summer, usually in protected locations under eves and in porches
Many bees are beneficial such as the honey bees. Unfortunately they also build nests in and around the home and become a great nuisance and pest.
The parasitic wasps may be so small that you don't notice them, but they will lay their eggs on other insects and emerge when mature.
Controlling bees and wasps is best done when the treatment in placed in the nest, if you can get close to it without getting stung. Many people squirt at the nest opening and hope and pray that it will work. Usually, that makes them mad and does not result in control of the nest.
Yellowjackets nests may become very large and become the size of two bushel baskets. To prevent the problem later in the season, you need to treat in May or June when the nests are small and the numbers are low. Most people only notice the nests when the numbers reach several hundred and they get stung. The nests are built in May and June and this is when it is best to control them..By October, the number of insects in a nest will be 5-10,000 workers.
Bugs R Gone has many years experience in the control of bees bees and wasps. CALL 330-674-0371 or 330-473-2042 for your bee and wasp control.