No one likes the feeling of being stung by a bee, hornet, or wasp, and it’s even worse when one is allergic. If you see a nest starting and need help, contact Birch Fumigators. We offer bee and wasp removal in Edmonton to help prevent the likelihood of being stung.
Call a professional pest control expert to determine the best course of action. When dealing with bees, we will refer clients to a beekeeper first. It is always better to remove and relocate a beehive than to exterminate it.
Bees are social insects, although some species are solitary. Honey bees make up the bulk of a colony’s population and dwell in hives with a caste system made up of queens, reproductive males, and workers both male and female. While most bee species are not inherently aggressive by nature, they do have barbed stingers that they can use to defend the colony or ward off assaults. The stinger separates from the bee after it has been stung, rupturing the abdomen and causing the bee to die. Compared to wasps, bees have broader, hairier bodies and legs than wasps.
Wasps are hairless, unlike typical bee species. The thorax is joined to the abdomen by a pinched petiole, giving the impression of a tiny/slender waist. Wasps have three pairs of legs and two pairs of membranous wings are found on the thorax, which are used for flight. The head components, including mouthparts, sense organs, compound eyes, and segmented antennae, are comparable to those of other insects. The size and color of a wasp’s body vary from species to species. Hornets are similar in appearance to wasps, but they are larger in size. They have a thick waist and a large head. Hornets can be distinguished from wasps by their brown and yellow stripes.
Some species of bees and wasps create hives below ground as well as above. If you see them entering/exiting from the ground, there is likely a nest below. Don’t wait. Near the end of summer, wasps switch to collecting carbohydrates, which can make them far more aggressive.
When we arrive for bee or wasp extermination in Edmonton, our first step is to identify the pest. We then develop a plan for removal which will include:
If you have a bee or wasp problem, don’t wait. Contact Birch Fumigators today! We offer pest control in Edmonton and surrounding areas and would be happy to help you get rid of your bee or wasp problem.