Bees & Wasps

Bee And Wasp Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Bees And Wasps

What are bees and wasps?
Bees and wasps are stinging insects that can be found in many parts of the world. Bees typically have a yellow and black striped body with wings, while wasps are usually thinner and have smooth bodies with brightly colored bands or stripes. Both bees and wasps play an important role in our environment by pollinating plants. Although they look similar, bees tend to be less aggressive than wasps.

Are bees and wasps dangerous?

Bees and wasps can be dangerous if they feel threatened, as they will sting to protect themselves and their nest. People who are allergic to bee or wasp stings should take extra precautions when outside and in areas where the insects may live. Generally, bees will die after one sting whereas a wasp can sting multiple times without dying. Wasps also tend to be more aggressive than bees, so it is important to avoid them at all costs if possible. If you do find a bee or wasp nest on your Cincinnati area property, it is best to let a wasp and bee control professional remove it.

Why do I have a bee or wasp problem?

People who leave trash in their yards, improperly store their food, or have a lot of flowering plants may be more likely to encounter bees and wasps. Bees typically look for areas with water, while wasps will seek out high-protein foods like crickets or grubs, both of which can be found in wood piles or compost heaps around your property.

Where will I find bees and wasps?

Bees and wasps can nest in many different areas around a home. Bees tend to build their nests inside walls, attics, eaves of houses, or tree hollows. Wasps will also build nests in these same places but are more likely to set up shop on porches or patios. Additionally, bees and wasps can be found near flowerbeds, in compost piles, or even along roadsides.

How do I get rid of bees and wasps?

Attempting to control bees and wasps on your own is not recommended due to the risk of being stung. If a bee or wasp nest is found on your property, it’s best to contact a professional wasp and bee control service as soon as possible. A reliable pest control company like Arab Termite and Pest will be able to assess the situation and use specialized wasp or bee control services to eliminate the issue. We can also help guide how best to prevent future infestations by identifying potential entry points around your home or yard and providing tips for proper sanitation, storage of food sources, etc. With our professional bee control service, you can feel confident that the pests will be taken care of swiftly and effectively without putting yourself at risk.

How can I prevent bees and wasps in the future?

To prevent bees and wasps from invading your home or property, there are several steps you can take:

  • Make sure to store all food sources in airtight containers.
  • Regularly clean up trash from your yard or any areas around the exterior of your house where these pests could find food.
  • Seal off any potential entry points into the home such as cracks and crevices in walls or windowsills.
  • Plant flowers away from doorways, windows, and other places on your property that could be attractive to bees and wasps. 
  • Keep tree branches trimmed back so they don't come too close to areas of human activity; this may also help eliminate nesting sites.

By following these suggestions you can significantly reduce the chances of having an unwanted bee or wasp problem. If you still find yourself with these pests, contact Arab Termite and Pest for a free inspection. We're experienced in dealing with all types of wasps and bees. We will be able to identify the source of the infestation and provide safe, effective solutions to eliminate the pests and prevent them from returning. Contact us today for professional residential wasp and bee control near you.

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