Bees and wasps are a stinging insects that can attack, but also can be defended against by your Tulsa exterminator. Bees and wasps are stinging insects that can harm yourself and your loved ones. They can cause all sorts of issues, especially if you have an allergic reaction to their venom. Painful stings, and large amounts of fear can plague you if these insects find themselves too close to your home. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle and what are you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect yourself against these stinging insects.


Wasps are a summertime pest that make their way around our yards and homes often. The female wasp will seek to provide a place to build a nest in order to lay her eggs. In most cases they will find either a spot under the eaves of your home, or somewhere along the side of your house to start this nest. 

There are two different kinds of wasps. Social wasps are the first.   A social wasp will create it’s nest to have multiple cells or rooms for the eggs. Each cell will house one wasp egg. Solitary wasps are the second type of wasp.  A solitary wasp will create a nest with one cell and therefore one egg. It’s common for solitary and social wasps to make multiple nests in a given year. An example of a social wasp would be the paper wasp. An example of a solitary wasp would be a mud dauber.


The female will go to work, starting to create the nest that she will put her young in. Once she has created the cell, she will go off to find food for her unborn adolescent. She will then use a stinger to paralyze small spiders, and grubs and carry them back to the nest, placing them inside the cell. Then she will lay her egg on top of these paralyzed insects and cap off the cell. Once the egg hatches, the wasp larva will emerge. This larva will begin to eat on the paralyzed insect, and then grow. 

Eventually, it will finish its time as a larva. A normal insect will create a cocoon in order to pupate. But in the case of the wasp, because these insects are already in a protected cell, they will pupate there. Once they become a full grown adult, they will break through the cap and emerge as an adult wasp. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with wasps. Check out what our customers have to say!


Bees are a eusocial insect that uses a hive to maintain its young. The queen will lay all the eggs for this colony. The workers will tend to those eggs and provide the things that are necessary for them. Bees eggs will hatch and the larva and be fed by the worker bees. As it grows, it will eventually pupate and cocoon up inside a cell. They will then become a full grown adult and emerge as a productive part of the society of the bees.

Once a bee becomes an adult, it will take on its role in the hive. There are three different castes of bees. The reproductive caste is essentially the queen.  While she will lay her eggs, she will also produce what are known as Virgin Queen‘s or other queens that will go out to create their own nest and build a hive themselves. After the reproductive caste we have the drones. These are male bees that go out and search for Virgin Queen bees in order to mate with them to create a new hive. These drones have no stinger, and will often fly away from the hive with intent looking for these females. There are locations where these females will often be and the drone will go to these locations repeat times.

Lastly, in the bee colony, we find the workers. These bees are the ones that can sting. These insects will forge for food, create honey, protect the hive with their stinger, tend to the young and many other things. Worker bees are the most numerous in population when it comes to the hive. They have the most to do and they will accomplish that by any means necessary. Contact your Tulsa exterminator if you find a hive in the wrong place. Also, a beekeeper may be able to move the hive as opposed to destroying it if you have one somewhere close to your home.


This sting of a bee is painful because of a substance known as melittin. This substance over excites the heat sensing nerve endings in your skin. It makes your skin feel like they’re on fire. The wasp on the other hand uses a cocktail of neurotoxins in order to defend itself. These neurotoxins essentially accomplish the same thing as the bee sting does, but also have the ability to paralyze small insects, when it’s time to hunt and provide for their young.

Both of these substances can cause allergic reactions to people who have an issue with that. For most people, a bee sting requires a simple first aid kit. But if you have an allergic reaction or an allergy to bee stings, this can be a life-threatening situation. A sting on a person with an allergy can result in anaphylactic shock, which could really be fatal. Its important that you contact emergency medical help if you’re in the situation. Contact a Tulsa exterminator for help.

If you’re having an issue with bees or wasps, any other stinging insect, then its time to contact your Tulsa exterminator today. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with stinging insects, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Bixby, Jenks, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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