Bee And Wasp Control Services
Every person has had a bee or wasp swoop down at them at least once. People who are lucky enough not to receive a sting from one of these pests usually flee quickly. When bees and wasps become a common sight indoors or outdoors, it is time to investigate the problem and talk to a pest control professional.
How Bees And Wasps Infest Homes
Bees and wasps can enter the home through small openings. This may be through a warped screen on a window, under a door, through a hole in the foundation or through a vent. Although most bees and wasps make their nests outdoors, some will build nests behind the walls or under raised foundations in homes. It is important to seal any cracks in foundations, walls, doors and windows, and homeowners should put mesh wire coverings over any vents leading to the outdoors to help prevent these pests from entering.
Dangers Of Bees And Wasps
One of the biggest dangers with bee stings is an allergic reaction. Some people have severe reactions that lead to anaphylactic shock, which can then lead to death if it is not treated immediately. Carpenter bees will also burrow holes in wood and cause severe damage to any wooden structure. Wasp and bee stings are painful to people without allergies, and having a pest problem can deter guests from returning. For those who run businesses out of their homes, having bees and wasps swarming around the yard or home can deter customers. Some may even try to seek damages if they are stung and have a severe reaction. This may be true with injured home guests as well.
Identifying Bees And Wasps
Bee and wasp nests are often in trees or inside of homes. Some wasp nests may be in the ground or under eaves on buildings. Most bees have shorter bodies and look fuzzy. However, carpenter bees are larger and have smooth black abdomens. Wasps have yellow and black stripes but longer and smoother bodies. Yellow jackets are similar to wasps but have more yellow coloring that is not in even stripes on their backs. Some smaller types of hornets may be mistaken for bees or wasps.
It is important to never kill a honeybee. These bees are fuzzy, small and do not sting. Their abdomens are striped with black bands and stripes that are the color of honey. They are vital to the environment and pollinate crops for an ample food supply. Since they have been decreasing in numbers in recent years, it is important to avoid killing them. At Cornerstone, our bee rescue services ensure that no bees are harmed while removing them from your property.
Why Choose Cornerstone?
Trying home removal methods can be dangerous and usually only ends with homeowners getting stung. The professionals at Cornerstone know how to identify bees and wasps, how to remove infestations safely and how to prevent future problems. Cornerstone is also proud to provide honeybee rescue services to safely relocate honeybees. Friendly and courteous Cornerstone professionals will always call and email before arriving to provide services, and it is an ACE-certified company. Call today for a free estimate.