Bees and wasp, and other stinging insects are something that you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can handle. The spring, summer and fall months are prime time for these insects. They show up and live most of their life cycle throughout this time period. But the winter months are not exempt from these insects. They can make their way in your home and become a pest in those months just as much as they can make your way to your home any other time of the year. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to stop them.
WINTER PESTS AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
To understand how these bugs become a pest it’s important that you understand how wasps lifecycle works. At the end of their season, in the fall months, as things start to get cooler, they will pair up and mate for the last time. The males will die off in the cold, with the females will find a place to overwinter. This can be a gap in a tree or a hole in the ground. Anywhere that they can find to stay somewhat warm, and lie dormant for the entire winter months.
Sometimes they find their way into a gap or crack in our homes. It may be a chimney or underneath a shingle, but these insects will find a place to lie dormant. Here they will lie dormant until they sense the heat of spring start to come up. During the winter months, of course, we’ll heat our homes and this can fake them out and make them think spring has come early.
HOME HEATING AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
It’s at this time that these dormant wasps will suddenly start to work their way towards the heat. As they do, sometimes they make it all the way into our homes. They might make it through a heating register in the floor, or a crack in a wall or some other way. Once they get in, they have one need only. That need is for food. They have been dormant all winter long and have not eaten. These insects are small and cannot carry any kind of fat like mammals can.
So once they get out, they have a very short window in which they must find a flower that they can feed off of the nectar of. If they don’t find this flower, then they will die within 30 minutes or less. And of course, because it’s the winter with no flowers, that’s exactly what happens. Many times we get customers calling very concerned about wasps in their home in the winter months. But the truth is that these insects die off pretty quickly. If you are having wasp issues, contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with wasps.
BEE HIVES AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
Bees, on the other hand, don’t have a big problem with becoming pasts the winter months. Their hives will lie dormant and not do much during these month. They seldom build those hives anywhere in our homes so they don’t get freaked out by our heat. But these colonies are run much like other eusocial insects. There is a queen that lays all of the eggs for the entire colony. These eggs will hatch and become new bees. The first stage of being a bee is the larva stage. This worm like stage can’t do much except feed and grow. Once it gets past that stage, it will need to pupate and then develop into an adult. Once it reaches adulthood, then it will help the other bees, and fulfill the needs of the colony.
Bees like other eusocial insects, will divide the work up into a caste system. There are three different castes. There’s the reproductive, the drones, and the worker bees. Reproductive‘s are the queen. She lays the eggs. The drones are the males in the hive. And lastly, the workers are all the other sterile females that are in the hive. These workers will do all the work of the hive from protecting it, to foraging for food and tending to the young. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with bees.
CONTROLLING BEES AND WASPS
In most cases, bees and wasps, don’t pose any sort of threat to us. If you are seeing a bee or wasp randomly fly through your yard or fly up underneath your eaves looking around, it’s nothing to be alarmed about. Simply leave the insect alone, and it will leave you alone. In this state, these insects will only attack you if you corner them, or put them in a position that they cannot get away from. Where bees and wasps become dangerous is when you get close to their hives or nests. Both bees and wasps will vehemently protect their hive or nest if you get close to it. The problem is when the hive or the nest is in a high traffic area around your home.
Often wasps will build their nest under the eaves Of Your home. Bees can make their hive in any sort of a crack in the side of your shot siding where there’s a gap or even into the ground. If these are too close to your home, then it’s time to contact a broken or exterminator to help get rid of them. If you’re having problems bees, you may be able to get in touch with a beekeeper that can remove the hive without destroying it.
If you’re having an issue with bees, wasps, or any other stinging insect, then it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bees, wasps, or any of the stinging insects. We service greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Claremore, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!