Yellow Jackets forage on foods that people eat. They are a nuisance to people because they are very aggressive and leave a painful sting. If you are allergic to them, a single sting can result in a serious reaction that requires medical attention, or even death. Queens emerge during the warm days of late spring or early summer, select a nest site and build a nest to lay eggs. The Yellow Jacket will remain active for only one summer, after which the queens will fly away to start new colonies. The remaining ones will die at the end of the season and the nest will not be reused. If the colony is disturbed, they become very aggressive and sting. The colony can reach a size of 4,000 to 5,000 workers and a nest of 10,000 to 15,000. As the size of the colony grows, nests get so overpopulated that they will start breaking into your home. If the activity is coming through the eaves or siding, you may see wet spots in your Sheetrock. The nest has now expanded to the point where they have broken through your wall and are now inside. This is not only costly but is dangerous to anyone who enters that area. Buggsies Pest Services Inc. uses a combination of advanced equipment and the proper chemicals to guarantee total elimination. Don't wait until it gets this severe. Call us when you notice the first signs of this problem and allow us to provide you with a bee and wasp removal service in the Wappingers Falls & Poughkeepsie, NY area.
These hornets are one of the most aggressive types of stinging insects. They are atypically large yellow jackets. These hornets live in areal nests. The nest can vary in size up to 3,500 cells in 5 combs. Nests can hold anywhere from 100-400 workers on average. Towards the end of the season new queens and males are produced. The queens will leave the nest to hibernate for the winter and reemerge the following season to find a new nesting site. These hornets like to find nesting areas under cover and out of the elements.
Carpenter bees LOVE exposed wood on houses. These bees chew holes in wood to live in, and to lay their larva in. Some of carpenter bees favorite spots are under hand railings, facia boards, and any other exposed wood surfaces. If left untreated these bees can do some serious damage to the wood of your home. These bees tend to multiply and do damage fairly quickly. These bees are territorial of their nesting areas.
There are a variety of different wasps. Wasp nests do live in large colonies compared to yellow jackets, and baldfaced hornets. The paper wasp is one of the more common types of wasps. They tend to build small exposed nests around light fixtures, soffit peaks, and under hand railings. Paper wasps are not as aggressive as others, but can still give a nasty sting.
Cicada Killers make small holes in the ground similar to large ant hills. Cicada killers feed on cicadas that they sting. They also lay their larva with a cicada to feed on. Cicada Killers are often non aggressive towards humans unless disturbed. They have a very large stinger which is used to subdue their prey.
Mud daubers are another form of the wasp. These wasps build small tunnels out of mud on the sides of structures. These wasps are not overly aggressive, but if aggravated or disturbed they can leave you with a nasty sting. If you see these insects on your property, call Buggsies Pest Services Inc. for bee and wasp removal service in the Wappingers Falls, NY area today!