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Wasps

What is a wasp?

Do you live in Texas? Do you need wasp removal or paper wasp nest removal? Paper Wasps are one of the most common flying insects in Texas. It helps to know what you are dealing with when your home is invaded by stinging insects. It is always good to know how paper wasps are different from the species that may have nested on your property in the past.

What does a wasp look like?

The color of a Paper Wasp can be orange, reddish-brown, and even dark red. Some Paper Wasps even have yellow and red stripes on their smooth bodies, but are distinctly different from Yellow Jackets. Wasps have more of a sluggish type of flying than yellow jackets. They usually sit on their nests and hang out rather than look out for food, because they don’t build large nests and lay fewer eggs.

What does a wasp nest look like?

Paper Wasps, like many other insects, typically begin to appear during the spring season. The nest often looks like a round, upside-down paper honeycomb. It is often attached to a flat, horizontal surface. These nests tend to grow very quickly as the colony grows. Their nest can be anywhere where they can hang.

In the winter, they don’t have a nest so they hide in a warm place like a chimney. All the other wasps will die off in the fall. The queens will start a new colony in the spring and can grow a colony as large as 50,000 wasps in one summer.

Do wasps pollinate?

Bees usually aren’t aggressive as long as you don’t bother them. Wasps, however, are predators always on the hunt for their next meal, whether that be insects or the food at your barbecue. However, they do pollinate flowers since they feed on nectar.

Do wasps sting or bite?

Paper wasp stings are much more painful than a bee or a yellow jacket (although that may differ to each person). At a level 3 scale (out of 4 being the most painful), their stings will hurt and they can continue stinging. Run away and stay away until night time when they are asleep or calmer.

How to get rid of wasps?

Our years of experience and customer satisfaction and safety allow us to be one of the top-rated bee removal companies in the area. Not only do we take care of your bee infestation, we can also help with bee control, full hive removal, bee proofing, Africanized bee control, yellow jacket removal, wasp removal, and protection against bumblebees and other stinging insects. One hive can contain thousands of bees and removing them yourself can pose a life-threatening risk. The Bee Removal Specialist will take care of your beehive safely and efficiently.

Bee Removal FAQ

1. Do you have experience removing bees from a wall?

Removing honeybees from a wall requires carpentry experience. A novice beekeeper can cause more damage than good if they are not experts in carpentry.

2. What is the process of removing bees from a wall?

An experienced beekeeper will identify the location of the bees with an infrared camera, use a smoker to calm the bees, use a bee vacuum and other professional tools to remove the honeybees safely, extract the hive, clean the affected area, apply pesticide to deter honeybees from returning to the empty hive, fill the open area with insulation and replace the wall with the original material whenever possible.

3. Do you have pictures of honeybee removals from walls?

Trustworthy honeybee removal companies will have plenty of pictures. Choose a company that has more than just a few examples.

4.How long have you been a beekeeper?

Because there are many species of bees, a beekeeper must have extensive knowledge of the different techniques to safely and effectively remove the bees.

5. How long have you been in business?

Make sure they have a valid business license and have many years of experience in the bee removal field.

6. Do you have references?

A reputable bee removal company will have good ratings online on platforms such as Google. Be wary of businesses that have too few good reviews. It’s not unusual for novice companies to ask friends and family to create favorable reviews.

7. Do you guarantee your work?

Read the warranty or guarantee agreement carefully. A good bee removal company will warranty a removal requiring a repair for at least a year.

8. Do you have insurance?

Some companies operate with little or no insurance. Companies should have both liability and workers' compensation insurance. This is a good precaution against accidents caused by bee smokers causing fires or beekeepers falling from roofs or trees.

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