Identify when you have a bee issue at Johnson Pest Control in Sevierville and Knoxville Tennessee.

Bees, wasps, and hornets are beneficial insects that play a significant role in the environment. Seeing a few here and there throughout the year near your property is a completely normal part of life, so how do you know when you have a bee problem? If you’ve noticed a large number of stinging insects flying to and from a specific area on your property, there’s a chance you have a nest nearby.

When it comes to nests, it’s important to enlist the help of a professional wasp exterminator and to never attempt to knock down the hive yourself.

Is DIY Nest Removal Safe?

Certain types of wasps and hornets are known to be aggressive and sting even when unprovoked, which is one of the reasons why you should never attempt to remove a nest on your own. Even during the cooler months when nests appear abandoned, they still aren’t completely safe to approach. Especially if you or someone nearby is allergic to bee stings, trying to handle a bee problem with DIY methods is simply out of the question.

Identifying Wasp and Hornet Nests

Unless you are up close, it can be difficult to identify what species of bee, wasp, or hornet you are dealing with. Bees are commonly confused for wasps and wasps for hornets—this can be dangerous considering some pose more of a threat than others. For these reasons, the best way to identify these insects is by learning what their nests look like:

  • Yellowjacket nests: these nests are in a papery substance and are often found within wall voids or cavities in the ground.
  • Paper wasp nests: these are open, exposed nests that most often resemble upside-down umbrellas.
  • Bald-faced hornet nests: usually found in tree stumps or wall cavities, bald-faced hornet nests also create paper-like nests.

Professional Help for Bee Removal

Whether you suspect a bee problem or not, it’s recommended to call an expert for a consultation. Certain species are known to be more aggressive than others and may sting without being provoked. A professional bee and wasp exterminator such as Johnson Pest Control can identify the type of bee, wasp, or hornet and ensure removing them from your property will be safe for you and your family. Call our team today to learn more!

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Identifying When You Have a Bee Issue in Sevierville TN

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