How to Prevent and Control Bees and Wasps

Spring is when bees and wasps increase their population in the Desert.

A free upfront quote wouldn’t stop these invaders from coming out of their hives and hiding places to sting you in the upcoming spring, but an exterminator could – one who comes prepared to remove their hives to keep homeowners safe from their damage, while leaving no harm to your valuable property and the environment.

There are wasps who were either killed during the severe cold, overwintering in the tree cavities, under objects and crevices in the walls, or unattended places in your home and garden. Due to consistent rise in Coachella Valley temperatures, it’s their time to come out to rebuild colonies for normal living.

Are bees or wasps more aggressive?

Naturally, wasps are more aggressive predators than bees. Identifying the variance between bees and wasps is significant and eliminating them from the premises must come under the jurisdiction of licensed pest control professionals near you in the Coachella Valley.

Both wasps and bees are placed in the same order (Hymenoptera) of class Insecta. However, their physical appearance and size are different. Honeybees are usually 2.50 cm in length, maybe entirely black or a mix of black and brown having yellow or orange markings. They are hairy as well while the wasps have smooth shiny skin, narrow abdomen, four-winged having yellow and black markings on their bodies.

Should we kill bees?

Bees play a major role in the ecosystem, working as the most important pollinators that carry out more than 80% pollination in our gardens and produce honey. The utmost care is needed to eliminate their hives without killing them, because more than 70,000 honeybees are associated with a single hive. Killing these bees would disrupt the balance with nature. This is why hiring an exterminator would help the process safely. An exterminator will also help and guide you on how to stop wasps from rebuilding their nest on your premises to avoid a disruption on your property during the upcoming spring.

Bees and wasps both sting humans. Wasps have the ability to sting repeatedly whereas a honeybee stings just once leaving its stinger, part of the abdomen, and body muscle with the stinger. It is killed due to colossal rupture in its body. With a single bite, it leaves 140–150 mcg of venom in the human body. The lethal dose varies between 2.8-3.5 milligrams per kg in the body. This means that a person having an average body weight of 60 kg, upon receiving 170 milligrams of venom, would have 50% chances of survival. Moreover, 90 stings in a child may prove fatal compared to 600 stings in a mature person. For the best removal of their hives and hiding places, a pest control service is needed before the arrival of the spring. This will ensure that your entire family will be able to enjoy the lovely evenings in your garden or backyard.

Where do they like to live?

Among the several species on the planet, honeybees and bumblebees are the most common bees. Hornets and yellow jackets are the common wasps in hot and dry areas where they travel miles in search of water and food. Once they find the ideal conditions, they may prefer your garden, tree cavities, chimneys, inside walls, and water sources to build their hives. In order to locate and eliminate these pests along with their hiding places, you should consider hiring an experienced and professional exterminator like Rudy’s Pest Control if you are located in the Palm Springs area. We are professionals in the pest control business, having more than 30 years of experience. Our valuable clients trust us and recognize our services in the Coachella Valley.

Schedule a bee inspection with one of our Coachella Valley bee inspectors. Call today! 760-746-7378

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