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Wasps & Bees Control Service in Scarborough,
At Pest Control Guard we offer 100% protection of your home from stinging insects like, bees and wasps. We are available 24/7 for all types of emergency bee and wasp removal, and extermination situations.
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What are Bees and Wasps?
Bees and wasps are closely related belonging in the Insect Order of the Hymenoptera. Unfortunately, bees and wasps can be a threat to human health. Every year about 50 to 100 people die from bee and wasp stings.
During the summer months many homeowners face the trouble of nesting bees and wasps in their yards or homes. Although these creatures are beneficial to various industries, they can pose some serious problems for human beings.
Bees are one of the most useful insects for pollinating plants and wasps contribute by preying on many pest insects harmful to crops. But the fatal stings and allergic reaction to bees and wasp sting makes a love-hate relationship among these insects and humans.
How can you identify bees and wasps?
Although closely related, bees and wasps differ in important ways. Most wasps are slightly thinner with the front tapering to become a small tube as it attaches to the thorax. Bees have a more oval shaped abdomen. Another difference is that bees feed nectar and pollen to their young, while wasps feed their larvae insects and spiders.
One thing that bees and wasps have in common is that some species are solitary, and others are social. A solitary bee or wasp lives alone, making its own nest and raising its own larvae. Whereas the social species live together in colonies with many workers and multiple queens. The social species are more dangerous to humans as they tend to defend as a colony.
Some common bees found around Scarborough are- Honey bee, Bumble bee and Carpenter bee. Some common wasps found are- Paper wasps, yellowjackets, Hornets.
Why are bees and wasps dangerous?
People are genuinely scared of bees and wasps because of the hazardous health impact a bee or wasp sting can have on humans. About 1 percent of the population is allergic to bee and wasp venom. Most die from an allergic reaction to venom within one hour of the sting.
Wasps are aggressive and tend to sting multiple times. Both wasp and bee stings can cause considerable pain and discomfort. According to the research, even if you are not allergic to the venom you will have side effects from the sting which includes:
- Pain, swelling, and redness at the site of the sting.
- Swelling of the throat or tongue.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Fainting and dizziness.
- Difficulty breathing
Signs of Bees and Wasp Infestation
Bees and wasps can reproduce at an alarming rate. A queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs in a day. So, it is very possible an infestation can get out of hand very quickly. These are the signs you should look out for if you suspect a bee or wasp infestation:
Large number of insects
The first sign will be large number of bees or wasps flying around your home. This unhygienic and stressful as they can bring different bacteria in from the outside. However, if you notice bees and wasps coming from multiple directions it is very likely that you have a colony in your home.
Finding an active nest is a sure sign of infestation. You will mostly find these nests in trees, under your home’s floorboards, in the garage or shed, or hidden in wall voids.
Dark spots on walls or ceilings
Honeybees tend to build a nest in-between your walls and the dark spots will indicate honey production. So along with this if you find excessive bees it is sure that you have an infestation.
Bees and Wasp Extermination
Bees and wasps are quite difficult to control once they have started nesting in or near your home. At Pest Control Guard we implement an integrated approach to ensure the complete removal of bees and wasps from your property. Our step-by-step process will guarantee 100% extermination of the pests.
- We will start with a thorough inspection to identify the severity of infestation and locate the nests
- Our certified and trained team will devise the most effective plan for the treatment process.
- In the next stage they will use biopesticides and other harmless methods to treat the nesting areas or hives.
- In the next step our team will locate entry points and seal them.
- They will also identify flowers, foods, and other attractants which encourage bee and wasp nesting and advice their removal.
- We will also recommend more in-depth repairs to keep bees and wasps out of your buildings.
- Our team will also provide a follow-up visit to ensure the pests have not returned.
It depends on the type of wasp, but most commonly they may be found hanging from structures such as a branch or fascia of a building, or they may be in the ground. Wasps may also nest in compost heaps.
It can take up to seven days to eliminate the hive as some bees and wasps may not be in the hive at the time of the treatment, the residue left behind will eradicate the returning bees or wasps on contact.
All our products are natural and completely safe for humans, animals and environment. We use biopesticides that are approved by Health Canada.
A one time visit for bee and wasp control can cost between $100-$500 depending on the severity of infestations and number of nests. We also offer yearly, bi-yearly and quarterly Protection Plans at an affordable rate.
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