Bee & Wasp Control in Tulsa
For Professional Beehive & Wasp Nest Removal, Call Manning Pest Services
Many people have a fear of bees and wasps. Rightfully so! In addition to severe allergic reactions, bees and wasps are easily agitated and can become very aggressive. This is why the average homeowner should seek professional help when removing beehives or wasp nests from their property. Our bee and wasp control experts have the training, skill, and equipment to remove bees and wasps from your property safely. Since 2014, Manning Pest Services has brought residents in Tulsa and the surrounding areas with superior pest control services. We are prepared to use our extensive experience to help you resolve your bee or wasp problem today.
The Difference Between Bees & Wasps
Because they belong to the same order of insects, wasps and bees look similar and are sometimes mistaken for each other. However, there are some key differences of which you can take note.
- Tend to be smaller than wasps
- Build hives in support of a queen bee
- Do not hibernate in the winter
- Are either all black or brown or have yellow or orange stripes
- Are furry and have more rounded bodies
- Tend to be larger than bees
- Hibernate and die off during winter months
- Cannot produce honey
- Have elongated bodies with a thin waist
- Have slick, smooth skin
- Are significantly more aggressive than bees
Bees are essential to our environment as they pollinate crops and other plants. Wasps also play a crucial role in our ecosystem. As they are predators, wasps help control insect populations, which helps protect the crops that bees pollinate. However, this does not mean that we want bees and wasps taking up residence in our yards or building nests in our Tulsa homes. Bees and wasps congregate in extremely large numbers. Wasp colonies can reach up to 10,000 members, while bee colonies can exceed 50,000 members.
Why You Should Remove Hives & Nests
Bees tend to be most interested in collecting pollen and nectar to take back to their hives. If you leave them alone, they will most likely fly away and leave you alone. However, they can still pose a nuisance when they build a hive in your yard, making backyard activities uncomfortable. Additionally, many people suffer from bee allergies, and they, therefore, pose a serious threat.
Bees tend to build their hives in structural places--roofs or inside a wall. However, there are also non-structural places where they construct hives.
Five of the most common non-structural places where bees build hives include:
- Irrigation or meter boxes
- Bird houses
- Dumpsters and recycling bins
- Indoor furniture placed outdoors to be used as patio furniture
Meanwhile, wasps are particularly aggressive. They are easily agitated, and when they feel threatened, they will sting and bite. Even loud noises can disturb wasps. Because of this, it is always recommended that you have a professional Tulsa bee and wasp control technician help you clear your property of wasp nests.
Wasps like to build nests in:
- Doorways and door frames
- Window frames
- Lofts and attics
- Sheds and woodpiles
If you see a wasp building a nest in your home, call Manning Pest Services right away for help. Do not attempt to remove it on your own.
How Do You Keep Bees & Wasps Away From Your Property?
Bees and wasps hibernate in the winter, which is why you will see more nests and hives pop up. However, they're out and about in the summertime, which can put a damper on your outdoor activities.
In order to prevent bees and wasps from taking up residence on your property, you can try the following four natural and safe methods:
- Dryer sheets: We know it seems odd, but bees and wasps really hate the smell of dryer sheets. Simply laying a few out in your patio or yard will help keep the bees and wasps away.
- Cloves: Much like dryer sheets, bees and wasps greatly dislike the smell of cloves. You can sprinkle clove oil indoors (if you can tolerate the strong odor yourself), and spread some cloves out on your patio or yard to help keep these pests away.
- Moth balls: If you haven't noticed, bees and wasps are particularly sensitive to strong scents. We recommend putting a few moth balls in a cheese cloth or pantyhose and hanging them in places where bees and wasps would typically try to build nests or hives.
- Brown paper bags: Bees and wasps are both territorial insects. One way you can prevent them from infesting your property is to make it seem like there's already a nest or hive there. Inflate a brown paper bag and twist off the top to keep it inflated. Next, hang it in an area that's likely to attract bees and wasps and they will think it's already infested and stay away.
We Care About the Safety of Your Children & Your Pets
Most of us know to stay away from wasps and bees. However, young children and pets are incredibly curious and may not realize the threat they pose. Manning Pest Services is passionate about helping customers protect their homes from these dangerous pests. We provide safe, reliable pest control services, and our technicians can give you tips to proactively keep your home safe from these insects.
For professional bee and wasp control in Tulsa, call (479) 322-3963. We have same-day appointments available.
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