Bees are commercially valuable and an important part of our ecosystem, but in the wrong place at the wrong time, wasps and bees can become a serious pest. If you think you may have a bee infestation, Truly Nolen Canada can help you first determine whether you’re actually dealing with wasps or bees or if it is some other stinging insect. It is important to distinguish between the various wasps and bees because their potential as problems and their control differ.
The discovery of a bee nest or swarm generally creates a real sense of urgency. You may become anxious about the safety of your family, pets, and property, and you will have an immediate desire to eradicate the bees. However it is important to remain calm. We understand your concerns and our professional Truly Nolen Canada technicians are ready to assist at a moment’s notice.
There are several different kinds of wasps that live in Canada; some species of wasps are more dangerous than others. Solitary wasps are less aggressive than social wasps, so being able to identify different kinds of wasps may be helpful when doing wasp removal.
During our thorough inspection to your home or business, your Truly Nolen Canada technician will speak with you about your observations. For your safety, family and pets need to remain indoors while the process is underway.
Your Truly Nolen Canada technician will verify the swarm or nest and evaluate the extent of the infestation. They will also identify the particular type of insect that you are dealing with.
The first step in wasp or bee control is to correctly identify the insect and locate its nesting site.
In some instances wild colonies of honey bees may nest in hollow trees or in wall voids. Honey bees may become a nuisance in the spring at bird feeders and swimming pools as they forage for water. They are less of a nuisance in summer and early fall. Wild colonies can be treated with the same insecticides and methods as described for exposed or concealed wasp nests. Control of honey bee nests can be challenging. Consider hiring an experienced pest control service if a honey bee job appears too difficult.
The best time of the year to control wasps is in June after the queen has established her colony and while the colony is still small. But because nests are small, they are also harder to find. The best time of the day to control wasp nests is at night, when they are less active.
Your Truly Nolen Canada technician will formulate an action plan to eradicate your bees or wasp situation.
Your Truly Nolen Canada technician will advise you of all actions taken to eradicate the infestation and what you can expect in the 24 to 48 hours immediately following treatment, such as the presence of straggler bees.
Your Truly Nolen Canada technician will activate the plan to eliminate the swarm or nest.
Wasps: Old nests are not reused by wasps. Wasp nests found during winter or early spring are old nests from the previous summer. There are no live wasps in the nest; they have already left or died inside it.