Here we share a tip on Wasps and Bees:
When do you call an exterminator?
Here are a few tips to follow when to deciding whether to make that call or head down to Kreepy Kritterz new store for some Pro Attack Wasp and Hornet Killer.
First of all – DO NOT panic! That will likely make things worse. DON’T go throwing water on it, hitting with a hockey stick and most of all DON’T use a gasoline soaked rag – we’re trying to exterminate the wasps, not us.
Take a look to see if you can find the hive. If the hive is visible, in an open space, and within arm’s reach, you should be able to take care of it on your own – also make sure you have an escape route. Come on into the store and we’ll get you the right product to take care of it. We’ll also provide any instruction to lessen your chance of being stung. Wasps do not bite!
However, if you see any wasps heading into a cavity of some sort – like under your steps, the concrete or into the wall, or if you find them in a small space like your shed, it’s time to call your personal pest control professionals at Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control for a treatment. We have the experience and the right tools and machines to deal with it right away. We’ll determine where the hive is and take care of it for you.
Here are few fun facts about those wasps!
- End of July – early August they really start to multiply, a hive can double in size over a 2 week time period.
- Mid August – Early September they start to get more aggressive. They are now protecting their hives.
- Every time a wasp stings, you become more allergic
- They will try to sting you repeatedly
- Wasp colonies are about 50 – 250+ wasps on average.
So what about Bees?
Bees are not that aggressive, and bees, like the leafcutter Bees, are essentially harmless, and are less likely to sting you
Bees will sting you if it’s a matter of life or death – because for them, it is. They don’t last long after they sting you.
Fun facts about Bees!
- These are the most common bees in our area - Bumblebees, Honeybees and Leafcutter Bees
- Bumblebee colonies are about 50-100 bees
- Bumblebees range from very small to extremely large and kind of look silly while flying. They are typically a bit rounder and robust.
- Honeybee’s colonies are massive in numbers. They will range from 5,000-75,000.
- Honeybee’s are typically more have slender, wasp – like bodies and have more stripes than bumblebees.
- It is rare to see a swarm of bees, yet it is very interesting if you do see one.
- Leafcutter bees are solitary bees. Their life span is approx 1-2 months and will produce approx 5 young in that time.
- Leafcutter bees cut the leaves of plants and roll the pieces up to create nest cells.
- Leafcutter bees are also very important pollinators.
If you’re having trouble with bees – you should always be calling a professional.
So why always contact a professional?
We recommend not exterminating them! A professional beekeeper will help relocate them if possible. If the honey is not properly removed it will become an attractant for not only new honeybee colonies, but will also attract wasps, and hornets. Everything likes honey!
So next time you see some kritterz buzzing around, you’ll know what to do!