Bee Removal, Wasp Control & Hornet Nest Removal
If you discover that you have a bee or wasp problem in your Kansas City-area home, you’ll want to act fast to make sure these pests don’t continue to invade your space or risk the safety of you and your household.
We can educate you and explain how we will handle any bees or wasps on your property. Check out the basics and then see how our team can help.
Bees and Wasps: The Basics
Bees and wasps are insects which are closely related to ants and belong to the order hymenoptera. They are found on every continent except for Antarctica and are usually considered beneficial insects until they begin to inhabit areas frequented by humans.
Because of their ability to sting, they then become classified as pests. Wasp and bee removal can be quite difficult and it is best to call on the expertise of an established bee removal and wasp control company if your family is threatened by these insects living in or around your home. Even though bees and social wasps live in colonies with a hierarchy ruled by queens and maintained by “workers,” they do not look the same and in many cases have very different behavioral traits. It is important to determine exactly which insects they are, as the methods used to control them will differ.
How bees and wasps help the environment
Bees and wasps are beneficial to the environment, but for different reasons. Bees are mostly recognized for their importance in pollinating flowering plants. It is estimated that bees are responsible for more than 80% of the pollination that is required for the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowering trees and ornamental plants. They spend the majority of their time gathering pollen or nectar, especially if they are social species. Wasps are important due to the fact that they are predatory insects that help control bugs which are considered pests, such as flies, spiders, caterpillars and crickets. Parasitic wasps are used increasingly by farmers in “natural” agricultural pest control, usually as an alternative to chemicals.
Bees are thicker bodied and are “hairy” compared to wasps, which have a more slender body with a very narrow waist and appear smooth and shiny. Their feeding habits differ, as well. Bees will feed only on pollen, which is a source of protein, and nectar, which is a source of carbohydrate. Both of these come from flowers. Wasps have a different preference, and feed other insects to their young which develop inside the nest. Later in the summer they become more interested in gathering carbohydrates such as sweets. Bees and wasps can become very aggressive as they scavenge for food, sometimes near humans when food and drinks are served outdoors. If encounters with these stinging insects are frequent, or you notice nests nearby, you should understand that as the spring and summer progress, the problem is likely to get worse as the larvae hatch into adults. Before this turns into a serious problem, an experienced bee removal and wasp control company should be contacted.
Safety risks associated with bees and wasps
Bees and wasps (yellowjackets and hornets are wasps) use their ability to sting to defend their colony or themselves. When a bee or wasp stings, it injects a protein venom which can be very painful and cause other reactions, such as more serious allergic reactions which can range from a rash and hives to massive swelling, respiratory distress and headaches. A more serious and systemic reaction may cause anaphylactic shock which can be a life threatening allergic reaction requiring immediate medical care. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, blockage of the throat and fainting, usually within minutes of the sting.
When you need an exterminator
As these insects are so beneficial to the environment, it is only when they become a danger to humans and pets that you should call an experienced pest control company which provides wasp and bee control and extermination services.
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Are you looking for bee removal or wasp control in the Kansas City area? Call (816) 527-8776 to schedule your appointment.
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