Your Broken Arrow pest control company can deal with wasps and bees for you. In many cases we, assume that these insects are only problems during the spring and summer months, but the fall and winter have their issues as well. These stinging insects can cause all sorts of issues if they’re nesting too close to your home or your loved ones. In order to combat them, it’s important to understand them in a better way. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to stop them.


In the winter months, the goal for bees and wasps is to remain dormant. Bees are quite adept at this. But wasps sometimes have an issue. In the fall months, wasps will pair up one last time, male and female to mate. The female with and seek a place to hide and over winter for the entire winter months. As the temperature gets colder, the males will die off. The females will lie completely still in an attempted to conserve energy, wherever they found to hide. They can hide under the bark of a tree, in a hole in the ground, or sometimes in a gap in your home. They may find a spot under a shingle or behind a piece of siding that they can sneak into.

The problem with this is that we heat our homes in the winter months. Wasps are waiting for the heat of spring to let them know that it’s time to come out of their dormant state. Sometimes these wasps will feel the heat of your central heat and air unit and assume that the spring months are here. They will attempt to move towards the heat, and sometimes find your way inside your building. 

These insects have been dormant for months before this. This means that they haven’t eaten in months and must eat quite quickly. The food for an adult wasp is the nectar of flowers. Of course, in the winter months, there will be no flowers inside your house. This means that the wasp will search for these flowers for about 30 minutes before it dies of starvation. This can cause a lot of turmoil in your home if you find a wasp in your home in the winter months. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information.


Bees and wasps are active stingers. They have a needle like organ on the end of their tail that they can use to puncture our skin and inject a potent venom. It is very painful. Honeybees have barbs on their stinger, that allow them only to sting one time. When they pull away from the sting, the barbed stinger will stay taking a few of the vital organs of the insect with it. That insect will die. But in addition to that, a gland will be left on the stinger that will continue to push venom into the skin. It’s important to remove that stinger in order to stop that venom from  going into the skin.

Wasps and other forms of bees, have a stinger that does not have barbs. This gives them the ability to sting multiple times. Wasps will often use their stinger to hunt for food for their young. Their venom consists of a cocktail of neurotoxins to paralyze small insects. Bees on the other hand, have a compound known as melittin in their venom. This is the painful part of venom. Both the venom of wasps and bees over excite the nerve endings in our skin responsible for detecting heat. This is what gives you the burning sensation when you’ve been stung by a wasp or bee. 

While these are in most cases, safe, being stung by a bee or wasp can be dangerous if you have a large allergic reaction to it. In the worst case scenario, it can put someone into anaphylactic shock and possibly die. Because of this, it is important to contact your local physician or emergency services if you’ve been stung, and you have an allergic reaction.


These insects are an important part of our ecosystem. They are avid pollinators that go from flower to flower cross pollinating our plants and trees. This is an important thing that needs to be done. If we had no wasp or bees, it wouldn’t be long before all plant life would die and we would follow quite quickly. Because of this, if you’re seeing a random bee or wasp flying through the yard, it’s important not to lose your cool. It’s OK for one or two wasps or bees to make their way through. And its impossible to completely eliminate these insects. There’s simply looking into for a place to nest or for some food. 

But when a bee or wasp is creating a nest somewhere near your home, this is a different matter all together. Bees and wasps are aggressive when they protect their their nests or hive and will sting repeatedly. Often wasps will hide their nest in a hole in the ground or behind a fence post that can’t be seen. In these cases, it’s important to call your Broken Arrow pest control company to get rid of these pests.


If you’re having issue with bees or wasps, then it’s time to call a Broken Arrow pest control company that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bees, wasp, or any other insect. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, Catoosa, Claremore, Coweta, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Prattville, Sand Springs, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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