Bees and wasps are an issue that you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can handle if you contact them. These stinging insects can build nests and hives in places that are inconvenient for you and your family. They have a painful sting that they can use to defend themselves if put into a decision that they need to. And some people even have an allergic reaction to these stings that could be life-threatening. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle and what are you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect your selves and your love ones from these insects.


Bees are eusocial insects. This means that they use colonies to organize themselves and split the work up amongst castes. Bee castes are somewhat of a more simple grouping than ants or termites. The first caste is the reproductive. These are the queen bee. She lays all the eggs for the colony, and maintains the population at a level that works. Next you have the worker bees. These are female workers that are sterile that will protect the colony, forage for food, tend to the young, take out the trash, and do anything else that the colony needs to survive. Lastly, we have the drones. These are the stingless males that have the singular job of fertilizing the female, and making her into a queen.


Wasps are not eusocial insects. These insects will use their stinger to not only protect them selves, but also to hunt for food for its young. When a female wasp is ready to lay her eggs, she’ll begin by building a nest. Social wasps will build a nest with many different cells or rooms for eggs. While the solitary wasp will build a nest with one cell or one room for an egg. Each of these cells will have one egg each. 

Wasps will go out and hunt for small spiders and grubs, paralyzing them with her stinger. Then she will carry them back and put them in a cell and then lay an egg on top of that paralyzed insect. Lastly, she’ll cap off the top of the cell and continue on. As far as the egg is concerned, she’s done all of the motherly duties that she will do.

Once the egg hatches, a larva will emerge. This larva will be going to eat the paralyzed insect until it grows large enough to pupate. In most cases, many other insects will create a cocoon during their pupa stage. Because the wasp is inside a nest cell, it doesn’t need to do this. It will simply continue the development process inside the cell and move into adult stage. When it finishes, the adult wasp will break out of the cell and emerge as an adult wasp. Once it dries off, it will seek out a mate and begin the reproduction process all over again. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with bees and wasps.


Both of these insects have a stinger on their abdomen that they can use for defense and in the case of a wasp, to hunt for food. Honey bees are unique in the fact that their stinger has barbs on the end of it. This means that when it stings you, as it pulls away from the stinger, the stinger will remain in your skin. Attached to that stinger will be a gland that will continue to force venom into your system, and a number of other important vital organs that are necessary for the survival of the honey bee. And once the honey bee flies away, it will die. Other bees and wasps do not have barbs and their stinger. This means that they can attack multiple times if they feel that they’re in danger.

Bees and wasps are extremely protective of their hive or nest. While, this may be OK in the wild, if they build their nest or their hive somewhere near your home or in a high traffic area, it can cause a lot of problems. At this point the insects become a pest. Often we find wasp nest in behind fence posts, or under the eaves of buildings. The hives can be in the gap behind siding or underneath the shingle. If they’re here or near your love ones, they can sting in an attempt to protect their nest. In this case, it is important to call your Broken Arrow pest control company in order to eliminate these nests, and get them out of there.

The bee sting uses a substance known as melittin to cause the pain in your skin. It excites the heat nerve endings to the point where it feels like you have a burning sensation. Wasps use the same mode of action, but instead of melittin, and they have a cocktail of neurotoxin‘s that are used in their venom. This gives them the ability not only to sting for protection, but also to paralyze small insects when they are hunting for food. Some people have a very strong allergic reactions to these substances. In most cases, if you have an allergic reaction, a simple first aid kit can take care of the problem. But if you do have an allergic reaction, this could be a major health issue. You should contact your Medical professional as soon as you can.


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

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