Bees and wasps are pests that you and your Tulsa exterminator can eliminate if you have them in or around your home. These insects are problematic if they get too close to you and your loved ones. They sting often and can be very painful. Also, people with allergies can find themselves in a life-threatening situation of being stung by a bee or a wasp. Because of this, it’s so important that you maintain and protect your self and your love ones in these situations. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from the stinging insects.


Bees and wasps are not only dangerous to us because of their sting, but they’re also a very important part of our ecosystem. These insects are pollinators that help in cross pollinating for the life process of the plants around them. When a plant wants to reproduce, it will create a flower or blossom. 

Inside this flower will be two parts. The first part is the pistil, which is the female part. The second part is the stamen, which is the male part. The pollen that is created by the stamen must be carried over to the pistil in order to germinate and create a new seed or fruit. Bees and wasps help in this process. As they look for nectar to feed off of, they will pick up the pollen on their legs and bodies, and carry it to the next blossom. Here they will deposit that pollen into the pistil of the new blossom creating life everywhere they go.


Because of this, it’s important that we don’t completely wipe out bees and wasps from the ecosystem. If you’re in your yard or you see a bee or wasp randomly fly through your yard looking for flowers, or a place to build a nest, this is not the time to immediately take aggressive action. If you were to chase this insect, it would fly away without even trying to sting you. 

Unless you really corner the insect, or put it in a position where it must defended itself, this insect will simply leave you alone. The problem lies with their nests. Both bees and wasps will aggressively protect their nest, if they find you close to them. If a wasp nest or a beehive is located near an entry point to your home or an eve that’s close to a place where people stay, then they can easily become aggressive, and make them selves into a pest. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these wasp or bees.


It’s the stings of these insect is quite painful, but they actually have two different modes of action. The wasp sting is formulated with a cocktail of neurotoxins. These neurotoxins can hurt badly when they are injected into your skin. But the wasp uses the stings not only for defense, but also for hunting. They will paralyze small insects, and use them as food for their young.

Bees on the other hand, do not use their sting to hunt. They use their stingers only for the defense of their colony. Because of this, they have a substance in their stinger known as melittin. This substance over stimulates the heat sensing nerve endings that causes the fire like sensation in your skin. When a honeybee stings you, the barbs on the stinger stay into the skin, removing the stinger from the bee itself as it flies away. This means that the stinger will be left behind, in the skin with a gland, forcing the venom into your skin plus a number of other vital organs. After the honeybee stings, it will die because it lost these vital organs. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with bees or wasps.


If you’re stung by a bee or wasp, it’s important that you take the appropriate action for this attack. In most cases, some basic first aid will take care of any damage done by a bee or wasp sting. If you’ve been stung by a honeybee, where the stinger is left in your skin, it’s important that you remove the stinger to stop the venom from flowing into your skin.

If you’re dealing with a wasp sting or another kind of bee, then simply apply the appropriate disinfectants and bandaging, and this will help. You can also apply a pain relief to the wound which will also keep it from burning too much. But if you have an allergic reaction to it, it’s time to seek medical attention. If you know you have an allergy to bee and wasp stings, then it’s important that you get the medical attention that you need. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with bee and wasp stings.


Wasp nest are often found under the eaves of our homes. They also put them in porch areas and other high locations that could possibly be a problem for you. If they’re close to your entryways or high traffic areas, this is where bees and wasps will try to protect their nest from you. Another place we have to find them is behind the fence posts. In the backyard this could be a place where wasp nests could be hiding and be dangerous for you and your loved ones because you just don’t know that it’s there. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these insects.

If you’re having issues with his wasps and bees, then its time to give your Tulsa exterminator a call. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business at dealing with bees, wasps and other stinging insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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