Identifying when you have a bee issue by Loyal Termite & Pest Control Henrico VA & Richmond VA

Serving Henrico VA | Richmond VA

We all know that bees play an important role in our ecosystem. Seeing several bees, wasps, and hornets here and there throughout the year near your property is a completely normal part of life, so how do you know when you have an infestation?

If you’ve noticed a large number of stinging insects flying to and from a specific area on your property, there’s a chance you have a nest nearby, indicating a problem. Keep reading to learn when it’s necessary to call a bee and wasp exterminator!

Identifying Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Nests

Unless you are close up, identifying bees, wasps, and hornets can be difficult. Bees are commonly confused for wasps and wasps for hornets—this can be dangerous considering some pose more of a threat than others.

For these reasons, the best way to identify these insects is by knowing how their nests appear:

  1. Yellow jacket nests: these nests are in a papery substance and are often found within wall voids or cavities in the ground.
  2. Paper wasp nests: these are open, exposed nests that most often resemble upside-down umbrellas.
  3. Bald-faced hornet nests: usually found in tree stumps or wall cavities, bald-faced hornet nests also create paper-like nests.

The Importance of Pest Control for Dangerous Bees

Certain types of wasps and hornets are known to be aggressive and sting even when unprovoked, which is one of the reasons why you should never attempt to remove a nest on your own. Especially if you or someone nearby is allergic to bee stings, trying to handle a bee problem on your own is not a smart idea. Seeing an active nest on or near your property warrants a call to the professionals.

Safe Bee Removal Services

Bees, wasps, and hornets can be more aggressive than you think, which is why it’s so important to call a professional pest control company even when you’re unsure about the problem. A trusted company such as Loyal Termite & Pest Control can ensure that your bee problem is taken care of safely, and we will also help you understand how to avoid more problems in the future. Call us today to learn about our bee, wasp, and hornet control services!

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