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Facts About Bees, Hornets, & Wasps

  • A queen bee may lay 600-800 or even 1,500 eggs each day.
  • Hornets are actually a subset of wasps.
  • Hornets build nests below ground.
  • The venom in wasps contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive.

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Beware of dangerous stings! Select Exterminating knows how to protect your family and you from the deadly stings of wasps, hornets, and bees.

Stinging insects are beneficial to our environment by pollinating flowers, but we do not want them on or near our home.

The ability to sting, coupled with great mobility, makes bees and wasps some of the most feared of all insects. Some people have life-threatening allergic reactions to the stings. It’s not hard to see the difference between these pests and their characteristic nests: hornets and paper wasps make nests of paper. Honey bees and bumblebees make nests of wax. But you can’t always see where the nests are hidden. For example, solitary bees and wasps nest in holes in the ground, rotten wood or natural cavities. Some wasps even make mud nests.

If you have even one bee, hornet or wasp buzzing around, there may be a nest or colony nearby. Popular sprays and treatments are not enough to deal with the infestation. Contact Select Exterminating so that we can treat the problem at the source.

How We Work

Here at Select Exterminating, we are highly trained and certified in bee and wasp removal. Our professionals are equipped with the right tools and strategies to find your bee and wasp colonies. Sometimes these colonies can get very large. That means attempting to remove it yourself, without the proper protections and precautions, can be very dangerous and even put you in the emergency room. We can help remove any and all bee, wasp, and hornet nests. Call us today to learn how!

Bees, Hornets, Wasps FAQ

How long do wasps live for?

Sterile females (workers) have an average lifespan of 12-22 days, fertile males (drones) have a slightly longer lifespan than workers, and fertile females (queens) have an average lifespan of 12 months.

How many wasps can there be in a colony?

An average colony produces between 11,000 and 13,000 workers and around 1,000 to 2,000 queens a season.

Where do wasps build their nests?

They usually choose a warm spot outside, with a lot of sunlight. They also build their nests in attics, house roofs, eaves, or walls.

Is it possible to remove a nest by myself?

Yes, but it is very dangerous. Multiple hornet and wasp stings can easily land you in the emergency room.

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