Wasp and Bee Nest Control and Removal On Long Island and Queens

Wasps and bees are generally considered to be pests due to their stinging ability but they actually are beneficial insects. Wasps can become a problem in autumn since they may disrupt many outdoor activities. People often call all stinging insects “bees.”, this is a mistake because while both wasps and bees live in colonies ruled by queens and maintained by workers, they obviously look and behave differently. This post will offer some assistance in helping you distinguish between these insects because different methods may be necessary to control them if they become a nuisance. The pest control technicians at Top Quality Exterminating are experienced in removing wasp and bee nests in and around your home on Long Island and Queens. Please feel free to Contact Us for a free quote about removing your wasp or bees nest.

Recognizing the Wasps, Food Preferences and Nesting Sites on Long Island and Queens

Wasps are recognized by their slender body and narrow waist, slender, cylindrical legs with a smoothed-skinned, shiny appearance. Yellowjackets, Baldfaced Hornets and Paper Wasps are some types of wasps that are most commonly encountered by homeowners on Long Island Queens. Wasps are considered predators because they feed insects and other arthropods to their young, which develop in the nest. Wasps are considered beneficial insects because they prey on many other insects, including caterpillars, flies, crickets, and other pests. As the wasp queen stops laying her eggs, during late summer and fall, wasps will begin to change their food gathering priorities and start to forage and collect sweets. Some wasps will become aggressive scavengers near human food and begin to hover around outdoor activities where food or drinks are served. Yellowjackets, baldfaced hornets, and paper wasps will usually make their nests in quiet, out of the way places. Yellowjackets will build their nests in trees, shrubs, inside attics, etc, but more common will build a nest below ground. The Baldfaced Hornet will build nests in trees, in addition to building them under eaves and along the sides of a building. Paper wasps will build nests under any horizontal surface, commonly found on tree limbs, roof overhangs or beams and supports in attics, garages, barns, sheds, etc.

Recognizing the Bees, Food Preferences and Nesting Sites on Long Island and Queens

Bees are very hairy, with a robust-body as compared to wasps. A bees hind legs are flattened for collecting and transporting pollen making them important pollinators. Honey bees represent more than 80% of the pollination required by fruits, vegetable plants and other ornamental plants grown in gardens around Long island and Queens, while Bumblebees are important pollinators of native prairie plants. A bee only feeds on the nectar and pollen from flowers. Honey Bees will also visit trash cans and soft-drink containers to feed on sugary foods. When nesting, Honey Bees will create a series of vertical honey combs made of wax and while their colonies are mostly in manufactured hives they will occasionally create nests in cavities in large trees, building wall voids or other protected areas. Bumblebees will use old mice burrows, cavities in buildings and other locations to make their nests and like honey bees their cells are made of wax. The first step in wasp or bee control is to correctly identify the insect and locate its nesting site. An experienced pest control service such as Top Quality Exterminating can provide wasp and bee nest removal and control. Contact Us for a free pest control quote to help you eliminate your wasp or bee problem. 

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