BEES, WASPS, & HORNETS
Stinging pests include wasps, hornets, bees and yellow jackets. Their stings can be very painful and sometimes even deadly as some people are allergic to their stings. Nova Pest Control guarantees to always inspect areas where these stinging insects commonly gather and remove the nest.
Honey bees prefer building their hives in dark areas, which is why we typically find them in chimneys and wall voids. If hives with honey in them stay inside of wall voids for too long, they will begin to ferment and attract other insects and possibly stain surrounding areas.
Mud daubers are a type of wasp that build their nest out of mud. If a mud dauber nest has holes, this typically indicates that the nest is empty or inactive since mud daubers create holes when they leave the nest. Mud daubers themselves are not usually dangerous, but their empty nests can attract other dangerous wasps.
Cicada Killers are usually harmless to humans, but they can become irritating pests in yards and near walkways due to their nest building habits. Female cicada killers can displace several pounds of dirt when building a nest for her eggs. Their burrowing can even cause root damage if built near plants or vegetation.
Yellow jackets usually hang around trashcans and picnic sites, making them irritating pests in the summer time. They are most likely to build their colonies under porches or in the cracks of steps and walkways. They have a painful sting that can cause severe allergic reactions in humans.
Paper wasps are easily identified by their paper-like nests that look like an upside-down honeycomb made of paper. Paper wasps will always attack when they feel like their colony is threatened. That’s why it is best to contact a professional to deal with the stinging pests.
Bald Faced Hornet
Bald faced hornets closely resemble yellow jackets with black bodies and mostly white faces. Their nests are paper-like, but are usually enclosed unlike other hornets.
European hornets closely resemble yellow jackets but are much larger in size. They tend to be active at night and nest in trees, attics, porches, and wall voids.