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The control of stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, and bees are of the utmost priority for homes and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These insects can cause severe reactions in people and their stings can cause intense pain and swelling. The control of wasps, hornets, and bees are best left in the hands of professionals. Many of these insects are difficult to control and can be very aggressive. It is not worth risking your health trying to deal with these insects.

Our technicians at Miss Phoebe's Pest & Termite Control are trained in insect biology and best control methods for wasps, bees, and hornets. Our technicians are also fully equipped with PPE (personal protective equipment) including bee masks and bee suits so our professionals stay protected throughout the service.

If you notice stinging insects or nests developing around your property, call 214-225-1421 to schedule a free inspection!

Wasp Control in Dallas

Wasps love to nest around the eaves and doors of homes and businesses. Wasps can become aggressive without notice and stings of paper wasps, for example, are known to hurt for days. If you see wasps’ nests around your home or business, you will benefit from our Dallas wasp control services. Furthermore, if you see many wasps flying around your property or even inside of your home, but cannot see any visible nests, call us out for a free inspection for our wasp elimination services to see how we can help.

When it comes to controlling or exterminating wasps, many factors need to be considered such as:

  • Where the wasps are located?
  • What is the specie or species of wasp?
  • What methods are the safest?
  • What methods will be most effective?

Hornet Control & Elimination

Hornets are known for being very aggressive as well as packing a powerful sting. Hornets are territorial and if you have hornets and are in the United States, it is most likely European Hornets. If you see hornets, it is best to leave them be and leave it to our hornet removal specialists. We are lucky enough to not have the dreaded "murder hornet" in Texas. However, our Dallas hornet control team is equipped and ready to tackle this troubling pest if it does arrive in our state.

Dallas Bee Control, Relocation & Elimination

When it comes to bees, it is always best to relocate. Honeybees are an extremely beneficial and important insect that should be respected and protected.

Typically, relocation of honeybees is not an option for two circumstances:

  • The first is if anyone at your home or business is allergic to bees, you may need to utilize our bee removal services.
  • The second is if the bees have entered deep into a structure and will not be easy to relocate.

Bee removal, elimination, and/or relocation does not just consist of relocating or killing bees. If bees have made their nest inside of a structure, honeycomb needs to be removed. Honeycomb left inside structures will go rancid and attract more pests to your home or business as well as cause damage. It is important to involve an experienced Dallas bee control professional who can handle all facets of the job completely and correctly.

What is the Difference Between Wasps & Bees?

Many people often refer to bees and wasps interchangeably. However, they could not be more different. Bees are interested almost exclusively in pollen and nectar from your plants, and they are adapted evolutionarily to use these specific plant parts for energy (nectar) and to provision their offspring (pollen plus nectar). Wasps, in contrast, are mostly predatory and visit your garden searching for small prey items like caterpillars, and occasionally take a drink of nectar from flowering plants.

For more information about Bees and Wasps, see below!

Bees

Honeybees

Honey Bee

The European honeybee is important in modern agriculture and in nature, providing pollination for many valuable crops and wild plants. It is native to Asia and the Middle East and was introduced to North America by early European colonists.

The Africanized Honeybee is the result of a mating between African bees and European honeybees of North and South America. In 1956, a geneticist brought African queens to Brazil with the idea of developing a superior honeybee, one more suited to tropical conditions. Unfortunately, some of these bees were accidentally released near Sao Paulo, Brazil. The bees interbred in the wild with the European honeybees, resulting in "Africanized" offspring. They have spread throughout most of South America, Mexico, the southern parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee

In the late spring and early summer, homeowners often notice large, black bees hovering around the outside of their homes. These are probably carpenter bees searching for mates and favorable sites to construct their nests. Male carpenter bees are quite aggressive, often hovering in front of people who are around the nests. Despite this aggressiveness, they are quite harmless since they lack stingers. Female carpenter bees can inflict a painful sting but seldom will unless they are handled or irritated.

Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees, but the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black; bumblebees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings.

Bumblebees

bumble bee

Bumblebee, common name for any of a group of large, hairy, usually black-and-yellow, social bees. They are found primarily in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, often ranging farther north and higher in altitude than other bees. Fifty species of bumblebees are known in North America.

Bumblebees are similar to their close relatives, the honey bees, in that their colonies are headed by a queen, who is the main egg-layer, and many workers, who are the daughters of the queen, and in that drones (males) are produced during the mating season. However, the colonies of bumblebees, unlike those of honeybees, only survive during the warm season; new queens hibernate alone to begin another colony the following spring.

Wasps

The wasp is a common problem throughout the summer in many parts of the world. They are social insects that form colonies inside nests. Nests are often found in soil, under eaves, in roof spaces, and in trees.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jacket

Yellowjackets are predatory wasps. They can be identified by their distinctive markings, small size (similar to a honeybee), their occurrence only in colonies, and a characteristic, rapid, side to side flight pattern prior to landing. All females are capable of stinging. Yellowjackets are important predators of pest insects.

Yellowjackets make their nests in protected areas such as hollow logs, stumps, under bark, in leaf litter, in soil cavities, and human-made structures. Queens emerge during the warm days of late spring or early summer, select a nest site, and build a small paper nest in which eggs are laid. After eggs hatch from the 30 to 50 brood cells, the queen feeds the young larvae for about 18 to 20 days. Larvae pupate, emerging later as small, infertile females called workers. By mid-summer, the first adult workers emerge and assume the tasks of nest expansion, foraging for food, care of the queen and larvae, and colony defense.

Paper Wasps

paper wasps

Paper wasps are 3/4 to 1-inch long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.

The nests of most paper wasps are characterized by having open combs with cells for brood rearing, and a petiole, or constricted stalk, that anchors the nest. Paper wasps secrete a chemical that repels ants, which they spread around the base of the anchor to prevent the loss of eggs or brood.

Mud Daubers

mud dauber

Mud daubers are long, slender wasps. The name of this wasp group comes from the nests that are made by the females, which consist of mud molded into place by the wasp's mandibles.

There are three types of mud daubers:

  • The organ-pipe mud dauber, as the name implies, builds nests in the shape of a cylindrical tube resembling an organ pipe or pan flute.
  • The black and yellow mud dauber - Its nest is composed of a series of cylindrical cells that are plastered over to form a smooth nest about the size of a lemon.
  • The metallic-blue mud dauber foregoes building a nest altogether and simply uses the abandoned nests of the other two species and preys primarily on black widow spiders.

Mud daubers are rarely aggressive.

Cicada Killers

cicada killer

Cicada killers occur in all states east of the Rocky Mountains and prefer to dig their burrows in sandy, bare, well-drained soil exposed to full sunlight. The wasps feed on flower nectar while the immature or larval stage feeds primarily upon cicadas that are brought to the burrow by the adult.

Despite their large size, the wasps usually ignore people, but they can give a painful sting if bothered. Mating males are aggressive and more easily disturbed.

A mound of fine soil surrounds the burrow of each cicada killer. Since colonies of burrows are common, infested lawns usually contain several mounds that can smother the grass. However, they prefer to nest in areas of sparse vegetation, and rarely infest thick, vigorous turf.

To eliminate stinging insects from your property, call our local Dallas wasp & bee control team now or contact us online.

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