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Pest Control – The Difference Between Wasps And Bees

pest control quote karaleeWasps and bees are very different insects but some people often confused them to be just the same. Both of them build large dwellings to protect their queens, they also create a network of honeycombs to protect young larvae. Both are winged insects that can sting people.

The difference between the two

  • Wasps have smooth skin while bees have fur on their abdomen
  • Wasps create nests while bees make hives
  • Wasp nests only contain less than 100 insects while bees can create large hives which can contain around 75,000 insects inside
  • Wasps are about 5 centimetres long while bees are 2.5 centimetres long

Wasps

These winged insects are more aggressive and will scare you if come into their territory. They have a distinctive black colour and four wings that create that buzzing noise. After hibernating, they will create a new nest. When wasps attack and sting you, their stingers will stay intact so you do not have to worry about removing it. However, you have to defend while running away from them since they can sting and attack you multiple times if you do not escape right away.

Bees

These flying insects appear to be more peaceful insects than wasps and will not attack unless provoked. They can only use their stingers once so they avoid conflicts whenever they can. However, when you get stung by a bee, make sure to remove their stingers since they can still inject poison into your body if you don’t.

How to solve wasp and bee nests

When handling wasp and bee nests, make sure to contact a pest control professional. Most pest control professional consider handling beehives with care and may remove them to your property and place them in a better location so as to not destroy them. Wasps, on the other hand, may be given a different treatment than bees.

ants and termites

Do you have a termite issue?

Everybody values their own domain, their castle, their safe place, their home. Whether you own it outright or you are renting a home, we all want to feel comfortable in our very own house.

Many people will express this through adding their own flavour to the home, which might involve painting the house, inside or out, it could be simply that you have added your own taste by changing up & placing your homewares & ornaments.

This is all well & good, however when you suspect that your home may be under siege from termites or other pests & bugs, it instills a massive fear in many people. So what do you do in this situation?

My advice would be that you start searching online for a reputable pest exterminator or pest control company that is located in your local area. But how do you know you’re dealing with a professional? Luckily these days, online reviews are a prominent factor for many businesses. If you find a local pest control operator, you can usually search on Facebook or on Google for some previous client reviews. There are also other sites like Yelp where clients leave reviews about their experiences. Since these reviews can’t be removed by the business owner, you’ll find that with a few minutes of searching, you should get a good feel for the company.

Also, you will want to discuss the pest control companies guarantees & warranties offered. This can vary greatly from one business to another. Also ask plenty of questions about their experience.

One last tip – if you Google search for Pest Control Association or similar in your area, you should be able to find an industry association that has a member list. Why not review this & find some operators in your local area & start contacting them to find a suitable operator today.