Stinging Insect Removal: Yellow Jackets, Wasps, Hornets

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The past few weeks our office has been busy solving and removing stinging insect nests. This weekend when working in and around your home, if you come across a yellow jacket, wasp, honey bee, hornet or other stinging insect, should you treat the nest on your own? Should you grab the hose? Should you grab a can of spray? Should you call a professional? What should you do with a stinging insect nest?

If you see or get a bee sting as a result from stinging insect nest, calling an expert like Thomas Pest Services, your Clifton Park bee exterminator is a good idea. Should a stinging insect nest become a problem on your property, Thomas Pest Services stinging insect removal includes:

Step 1: Locate the nest. Identifying the flight trail will lead to a colony nearby.

Step 2: Inspect the nest. Is the nest visible or non-visible? Determining the location will determine the treatment method necessary to treat the bees nest.

Step 3: Choose the treatment method.

Step 4: Gear up. Thomas Pest Services, gears up with a bee suit to protect the individual treating. By wearing protective clothing, this dangerous task allows our bee exterminator to carefully and precisely administer treatment.

Step 5: Eradicate the wasps. Depending on the treatment method chosen in step three, the bees nest will be treated and removed depending on location.

Step 6: Install preventive measures. Performing a liquid application around the area of the nesting stinging insects, will prevent another nest from forming again.

If you decide to attempt to remove a yellow jackets, wasps, honey bees, hornets and other stinging insect nest on your own, please be aware of the risks:

  • You or someone else may get stung. Bee stings can be a health concern, if allergic to bees.
  • Exposing you and others to insecticides.
  • Removing wasp nests can be dangerous. Often nests are located in unique locations like, trees, shrubs, utility poles, overhangs, high roofs and eaves among many other locations.

If you do discover a stinging insect nest on your property, you need professional removal of yellow jackets, wasps, honey bees, hornets and other stinging insects. Contact our bee removal services in Saratoga, Clifton Park, Schenectady as well as the Capital Region to prevent unwanted insect stings keeping you and your family safe. Avoid "swatting" or treating on your own, as stinging insects will become more aggressive! Get started, contact your professional bee removal specialist.


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