Understanding The Difference Between Wasps, Hornets, And Bees
Fear is a natural reaction to flying, stinging bugs when you see them, but sometimes that emotional reaction is more appropriate than others. Typically, people have very little to fear from bumblebees, which are great pollinators and can be a welcome guest for any gardener. Carpenter bees pose no immediate danger to your person, but can cause chaos in wood construction. Hornets and wasps, however, should all be treated cautiously as they are social creatures that will defend their nest and queen against all threats.
For wasp nest removal Toronto homeowners should stay safe and call in professional back-up; at WaspNestRemoval Toronto, we have years of experience with Toronto wasp control. It’s a dangerous task to do yourself, especially if the nest is high up in the eaves or in a tree. Don’t take your life in your hands, simply do your best to identify the species that’s plaguing your property and give us a call.
You can easily identify hornets because they are black and white; their nests, which are papery and white, can grow to the size of a basketball by the end of the summer. These creatures are very aggressive and will work together to defend their nest and queen from threats, making DIY removal a very dangerous proposition. Our Toronto wasp nest removal technicians have the equipment and knowledge to bring it down safely and dispose of it.
Yellow jacket wasps, common to Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, are long, black and yellow, and have long antennae. They regularly build their nests in trees, the eaves of houses, in wall voids, and sometimes closer to the ground, such as near a dead tree stump. You can see a video a wasp building a paper nest hereto see what they look like and how they build their nests. Like hornets, they will aggressively defend their nest if you attempt to spray or remove it, and it’s a job best left for wasp nest removal Toronto professionals. Part of the danger of wasps is that they do not lose their stingers when they attack, but can repeatedly attack a target – a truly frightening prospect when they come in swarms.
Female carpenter bees do have stingers, while the males do not, but generally the threat caused by carpenter bees has less to do with your safety than the property damage that they can cause. They closely resemble bumblebees, who are great pollinators and are best left alone unless they are invading your home. Their carpenter cousins on the other hand lay their eggs by burrowing into wood, especially eaves, fences, and trellises, and can cause considerable property damage. They are black and yellow, like bumblebees, but their abdomens are all black, whereas a bumblebee’s will be both black and yellow. Because they make their nests in wood, consider calling a WaspNestRemoval Toronto wasp exterminator to handle them – we use an insecticide powder on their tunnels. It’s not necessary to plug the holes to their tunnels, though you may want to consider repairs to restore your property after a bad infestation.
Whatever the issue, it’s always a good idea to call professional Toronto wasp control, as we use insecticides that are safe for children and pets and make sure we completely eradicate the problem at WaspNestRemoval Toronto. Once you’ve identified the species and the location of the nest, we can give you a free, accurate quote over the phone. Get in touch today and spare yourself the anxiety and fear of living with wasps, bees, and hornets.