Bees and wasps are stinging insects that can be controlled with the help of your Broken Arrow exterminator. Every summer these bees and wasp come to life and come back to our yards and homes. They set up shop all over the place, creating their hives, and nests in order to foster their young. While they are very important pollinators, they can also become a nuisance if they set up shop somewhere where that is inconvenient for us as humans. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect yourself, and your loved ones from these stinging insect.


Most people know that wasps have a long stinger that comes out the back end of its abdomen. Like most insects, wasps have three body parts. They have the head at the front, the thorax in the middle, and the abdomen in the rear. The abdomen carries all of the vital organs of the insect. The stinger is used to not only protect the insect but also to hunt for food. Wasps use a complete metamorphosis in order to develop. So when a female wasp has completed the mating process, she will begin to build a nest. She will fly in search of small spiders, and grubs that she can sting with her stinger in order to capture them and bring them back to her nurse for her young.

The venom inside her sting is a cocktail of neurotoxins that paralyze these small insects. It doesn’t fully kill them, but keeps them alive in order for their bodies to be preserved long enough for the young egg to hatch inside the cell of the nest. Once this egg hatches a larva will emerge, and it will begin feeding upon these paralyzed insects. After it finishes off these spiders and grubs, it will grow to its largest size as a lava and then begin to pupate. 

This process of pupating usually encompasses creating a cocoon, in most other insects. But these insects are already in a wasp nest cell so they don’t need to create any form of a cocoon. After they finish their developments into a full grown adult, they will break free of the wasp nest and search for a mate to reproduce with themselves. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with bees and wasps. Check out our Video Reviews!


While the wasp uses a cocktail of neurotoxins as its stinging agent, the chemical found in a bee sting that creates the pain is substance known as Melittin. The bee sting is used only for the purpose of protecting itself and its nest. These are unique from wasps because they are  eusocial insects. Bees will create hives with colonies, and divide up their work into different casts. Each individual can protect the hive with a stinger with the exception of the drones who do not have a stinger. Also, the queen doesn’t have a stinger because she has an ovipositor or an egg depositor.

In the case of a honeybee, when it stings, it has barbs on the needle part of its stinger. These barbs will grab under the skin as it pulls away from its victim. The stinger will break free from the body of the honeybee, taking many of the vital organs with it, Even apart from the bee, the stinger will continue to force venom into the victim. This means that the honeybee will die once it gets away. It’s important that you remove the stinger from your skin if you’ve been stung by a honeybee because the venom will continue to be pumped into you if you don’t. Wasps and other kinds of bees do not have barbs on their stinger and therefor they can sting multiple times. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with these wasps.


If you find that you’ve been stung by a bee or a wasp, you may be in for a painful situation. The venom from these insects over excites the heat nerve endings in our skin, causing us to feel a burning sensation wherever they have planted there venomous sting. in most cases, basic first aid can be used to correct a bee sting. If the stinger is still in your skin, make sure you remove it by grabbing onto the bee sting as close to the skin as possible and pulling it straight out. Clean the wound with an antiseptic and bandage appropriately.

Some people are allergic to bee stings. People with bee sting allergies have a much different situation if they get stung. This could be a life-threatening situation in the right light. Some people can actually go into anaphylactic shock from a bee sting if they have an allergic reaction to it, strong enough. Because of this, if you have an allergy to these things, or have a loved one that is, and they have been stung by one of these insects, it may be time to contact Medical personnel. It’s important if you’re not sure what to do, is to ere on the side of caution and contact physician for help with a bee sting, especially if you have a allergy to these insects and their sting. Your Broken Arrow exterminator will have more information.  


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

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