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Wasps and Bees

Wasps and Bees Treatment

Wasp and bee nests are treated by sprinkling pesticide dust into the entrance. As the wasps and bees enter and exit the nest, move around the nest, and clean it, the dust spreads throughout the nest, killing all of the occupants. The area around the nest should be avoided for an hour or two after treatment as the wasps and bees will be agitated and angry and likely to sting. In order to be treated, the entrance to the nest needs to be obvious so that we can find it, it needs to be unblocked so that the wasps can pick up the dust, and the weather needs to be warm and dry so that the wasps are active and moving around so that they will spread the dust around. Usually, one treatment is all that is needed, but if wasps and bees are still active 48 to 72 hours later, then a second treatment is required.

When a pest problem becomes out of control, it is necessary to contact a professional agency such as Ecopest. wasps and bees removal Edmonton, we are the most trusted pest control company. As the undisputed experts in pest control service, we have considerable experience dealing with all sorts of wasps and bees removal in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada.

 

Although wasps and honey bees are helpful insects, they are commonly regarded as pests due to their propensity to sting. Wasps, in particular, may be a nuisance in the autumn, disrupting a variety of outdoor activities. People often mistakenly call all stinging insects “bees.” While both social wasps and bees live in colonies ruled by queens and maintained by workers, they look and behave differently. It is important to distinguish between these insects because different methods may be necessary to control them if they become a nuisance.

Appearance

Wasps have a thin body with a small waist, slender, cylindrical legs, and smooth, glossy skin. In comparison to wasps, bees have a larger body and more hair. Their hind legs are flattened for collecting and transporting pollen. Bees are important pollinators. Honey bees are responsible for more than 80% of the pollination required by most fruits, legumes, and vegetable seed plants as well as many ornamentals that are grown in our landscapes.

Our service professionals understand and can give discreet and targeted Wasps and bees controls over the many varieties of Wasps and bees . For Wasps and bees removal Regina, we are the most trusted pest control company. As the undisputed experts in pest control service, we have considerable experience dealing with all sorts of wasps and bees removal Regina, Calgary, Edmonton,, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada.

Nesting sites

Nests are frequently discovered beneath stairs, in crevices in building foundations, shrubs and trees, soffits, eaves troughs, and even in the ground.

Wasp and bee stings

Wasps and bees sting in order to protect themselves or their colonies. Stinging is characterized by the injection of protein venom, which produces pain and other responses. Wasps and bumblebees can sting more than once because they are able to pull out their stinger without injury to themselves. If you are stung by a wasp or bumblebee, the stinger is not left in your skin. Most people have only local reactions to wasp and bee stings, although a few may experience more serious allergic reactions.

If you need to get rid of wasps and have a wasp nest on your property, hiring a professional wasp controller is the simplest and safest solution.

Due to the nature of the wasps and bees, it is best to consult an Ecopest professional technician for the best results. Wasps and bees removal Calgary indoor invasions when outside conditions support large numbers of these crustaceans. Treatments can provide short-term relief, but for the long–term success

Do not block the entrance to wasp nest: they will find another way out (In some cases this could result in wasps chewing through plasterboard and ending up inside your house)

Do not use expanding foam to try and kill a wasp nest: it won’t work and you will just make matters worse. We are the leading pest control service for wasps and bees Removal in Edmonton

Do not try to set fire to a wasp nest, blow it up with fireworks, dynamite or any other explosives.”

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions -Wasps and Bees

Q: How do I recognize a wasp?
A: There are several varieties of wasps in Canada, including the yellow jacket, hornet and paper wasp. Colour ranges from black to combinations of black with yellow, white or brown markings.  The slim, winged body measures 10 to 15 mm (1/2″ to 3/4″).

Q: What does a bee look like?
A: Bees are characterized by their enlarged hind feet, typically equipped with pollen baskets of stiff hairs for gathering pollen. They usually have a dense coat of feathery hairs on the head and thorax. In many, the lip forms a long tube for sucking nectar.

Q: What should I do if I am stung by a bee?
A: Honey bees leave their sting behind in your skin and this continues to pump venom into you for a few minutes. You should therefore scrape it off straight away with something with a straight edge. Stings hurt for a while and may itch for a few days, but usually there are no serious effects. However, some people can be severely affected, so if you have any symptoms away from the site of the sting or are concerned, particularly if you are having difficulty breathing, seek medical advice straight away.

Q: Are wasps hazardous to humans?
A: Yes. A wasp sting, aside from being very painful can prove serious and sometimes fatal. If you suspect a reaction to a wasp sting seek medical advice immediately.

Q: How many honey bees are there in a colony?
A: At the height of the season an average sized colony can contain 50, 000 bees.

Q: Where do you find wasps?
A: Wasps are social insects and build paper-like nests made from wood fibres and other plant material mixed with saliva. Nests can be found around buildings on verandas, under eaves, ceilings, attics or in trees and shrubs. Several varieties of wasp build nests underground.

Q: Do wasps die off in cold months?
Yes. Only the new queens survive the winter while the rest of the colony dies off when weather becomes cold. The queen overwinters under loose bark or in crevices and lays eggs in the spring to start a new colony.

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