The team at Absolut Pest Control provides environmentally conscious pest removal services for homes and offices throughout Greater Boston, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire. This includes handling bees, wasps, and yellowjackets. Bees are a unique pest, and are often unfairly categorized with wasps and yellowjackets. The common bumblebee is much less likely to sting you or even interact with you unless threatened. More importantly, bumblebees are essential to spreading pollen and can help you maintain your garden. But that doesn’t change the fact that no one wants to get stung. What it does change is how we handle the hives. When possible our team will not only remove the hive but try to relocate it to a local outdoor area where the bees can thrive.
Wasp & Yellowjacket Removal in Massachusetts
Wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets have less of a beneficial impact on the environment than bumblebees. Unfortunately for bees, the distinct yellow-black pattern they all share makes many people treat bees the same way we treat wasps and yellowjackets. In fact, bees are likely to mind their own business and stay away from you unless you threaten them. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are much more likely to sting you and are very aggressive. Generally speaking, body shape is the easiest way to tell the difference between wasps/hornets/yellowjackets and the more docile bees. Thin long bodies are usually signs of wasps, while rounded bodies are indicators of common honey bees.
Commercial Pest Control in Greater Boston
Our team provides pest control services for businesses throughout Greater Boston. Restaurants are at a particularly high risk of infestation from different insects. This is especially true of some wasps including yellowjackets. Yellowjackets are drawn to garbage as well as food and will make their home near your outdoor dining areas. If you need help removing a nest, please give us a call.
How To Tell The Difference Between Wasps, Hornets, & Yellowjackets
There are many different species of wasps. In fact, a “yellowjacket” is actually a type of wasp, and so is a hornet. All three pests are part of the same family and all of them can sting. That being said, the easiest way to mark the difference between these pests in their behavior. Paper wasps (one of the more common wasp species) usually make nests at higher elevations and hunt other insects for their main food source. Yellowjackets will make their nests closer to the ground and commonly eat trash and human food. Yellowjackets are much more disruptive and likely to sting you. You will often find large swarms of these pests at apple tree orchards or at outdoor restaurants. They are drawn to sweet foods and love to set up their nests in a building’s siding or in crooks around the roofing.
Contact Absolut Pest Control For Bee/Wasp/Yellowjacket Removal
If you have a nest on your property you want to get rid of, please give us a call. Do not wait to be stung, calling our team is the best way to quickly get rid of annoying pests. We also do not recommend that homeowners or business owners remove nests themselves. Nest removal can go wrong quickly, and lead to an entire swarm of insects stinging you or others nearby. Always call a professional for nest removal services. Contact us online to learn more.