how to control bees and wasps

Bees and wasps can easily become a problem if they start building nests in and around homes. Although both have their uses in nature, their presence in human environments can be problematic. Social wasps, like hornets, paper wasps and yellow jackets are particularly problematic due to their aggressive tendencies. If you find a nest on your property, the best time to take care of it is at night. When dealing with wasps, it’s important to wear protective clothing and use spray that has a long range.

Tips For Control

– Social wasps are harder to control than solitary wasps and bees

– Treat wasp nests and gathering areas at night

– Hornet nests only have one opening

– Do not break the main part of the nest when treating, or angry wasps will fly out in many directions

– Most sprays cause the insects to immediately drop, so do not stand below where the insect is located

– Always wear protective clothing, and a full wasp suit is necessary when dealing with hornets

– Use insecticide dust to keep bees and wasps from returning

– Spray future wasp nesting areas

 

The biggest difference between bees and wasps is that bees feed on pollen while wasps eat other insects. Social wasps are the most dangerous type. Solitary wasps rarely sting humans unless strongly provoked.

If you have a bee or wasp problem on your property, call a pest control company to find out your options for controlling them.

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