Wasp Exterminator and Bee Control in & near Menifee, Ca
Bee Control in & near Menifee, California
Bees and wasps are two flying insects that can quickly ruin your picnic, but they can also invade your Menifee area property and you would be in need of bee control.
The most common form of bee is the honeybee, but that is not the only bee to worry about in California. There are others, and they could pose a danger, especially if anyone on your property is allergic and you should give us a call immediately for bee control or wasp extermination.
Wasps also come in a variety of other species and, while feared, some wasps can be beneficial.
There are a lot of misconceptions about these insects, but they are pests and should be EXECUTED by professional exterminators the moment you see signs of a bee or wasp infestation.
Here is all you have to know about bees and wasps so that you can become better informed the next time you call Activated Pest Solutions for effective bee control.
Bees and Wasps: What’s the Difference?
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Honeybees are one of the most common types of bees that we see in California. The European honeybee is less aggressive than the Africanized honeybees, which are also commonly called killer bees.
We mostly see killer bees in Southern California. Both honeybees and killer bees look similar, but they behave drastically different.
Contrary to popular belief, honeybees don’t usually set out to sting people, even those who are allergic. The insects will attack you if you get too close to their hive or if you disturb or handle them so we strongly suggest that if you need to take care of them call an expert for bee control.
Killer bees, on the other hand, are more defensive and will swarm more often.
A queen honeybee is one that has mated and that keeps sperm that originated from drone bees. If she manages to fertilize an egg, that egg will hatch into a queen bee or worker bee.
If the egg is not fertilized, the bee will be born male. Honeybee colonies only have one queen that actively lays eggs. The queen can live for several years and can lay hundreds of eggs in a single day. The colony also consists of workers that undertake tasks like giving food to the larvae and queen and creating the structure of the hive.
Honeybees vs. Bumble Bees
Bumblebees are also common insects in California. The robust bees are hairy like the honeybee and yellow and black in color, while honeybees tend to be orangish brown. Some bumblebees can be orange, too, however.
Unlike honeybees, which sting only a single time before dying, bumblebee females are able to sting a person multiple times. Bumblebee colonies are also smaller when compared to honeybee hives.
When Bees Swarm in California
A bee swarm can sometimes occur on your property.
We usually see swarms forming more often in the springtime compared to the other months.
Africanized honey bees tend to swarm more frequently than their cousins. If you notice a swarm of bees, it is important not to disturb the insects or you could be stung.
If the swarm chases you, do not stand there and wait for them to come to you. Run and get inside a structure as fast as you can.
You can also get inside a vehicle to remain safe from a bee attack.
How to do Bee Control on Your Property
As bee control experts and professional exterminators, we advise you to never attempt to remove bees on your own. We have years of experience working with bees of every variety. We know how to treat their nests and wear special suits to lessen the chances of stings. We know how to handle bees with caution and can EXECUTE your problem completely using time-tested pest control tools and techniques.
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Wasps can look similar to bees, except their sting is considered far more painful, especially if you are stung repeatedly.
Wasps can be dangerous to anyone with a bee allergy or weakened immune system. Therefore, if you see any of these wasps on your property, it is important to call a wasp exterminator expert.
These types of wasps make their nests from mud. The mud tubes that comprise their nests are usually located on walls, under eaves, and on the ceilings. These wasps rarely sting people and prefer to keep to themselves. However, the nests can be unsightly, so many homeowners opt to have them EXECUTED to preserve the home’s aesthetics.
This species of wasp is only about an inch and a quarter in length. The winged insects make their nests from cellulose fiber that originated as dead plants and wood.
The nests they create are water-resistant and have a distinctive pattern. The nests look like honeycomb without a covering. These wasps are typically not aggressive, but they do tend to build their nests near human structures, such as under eaves and on ceilings.
These insects are half an inch to an inch long and are sometimes confused with bees. They are usually black with a few yellow markings. The insects create their nests in eaves, attics, and sometimes in underground spaces around your yard.
Unlike other species of wasps, these insects can be aggressive and will sting a person multiple times if they are threatened. Unlike honeybees, which have barbed stingers that get left behind in your skin, a wasp has a smooth stinger, allowing for more frequent stings. The sting of a yellow jacket or hornet is incredibly painful and, in some cases, can be fatal.
How Your Exterminators EXECUTE Your Wasps
Wasp nests can take over a structure, such as a shed on your property or even the patio of your home. The nests can be identified by looking in the eaves around your home. If you see a nest, stay clear, as most species will aggressively protect their nests, eggs and young. This can make your backyard barbecues more dangerous than they should be.
If wasps are invading your personal space, we encourage you to call a professional exterminator at Activated Pest Solutions. We use safe and effective wasp or bee control solutions, such as low-odor and low-toxicity pesticides to EXECUTE all the wasps on your property.
In some cases, we will work with your contractor to remove a wasp hive, especially if that nest is located inside your walls.