Your Tulsa exterminator is an expert at dealing with bees or wasps. These stinging insects can find a way into many different places in our home. Many of these insects will build their nests in problematic areas, such as the attic or under the eaves of your roof. Once they are here, they will build a nest, and then vehemently defend it. If you ever had a child stung by a bee, or wasp, then you know how painful and traumatic this event can be. Because of this, it is important that we take a good hard look at bees, wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home from these insects.


Our ecosystems are vastly depended upon the members of those ecosystems. One of the big tasks that must be completed to cross pollinate. By this process, in the spring time, trees and flowers will create a blossom. This is the reproductive part of the plant. Inside that reproductive part are two parts known as the pistil and the stamen. The pistil is the female part of the plant and the stamen is the male part. In order for this plant to reproduce, the pollen from the stamen must to be deposited into the pistil. This is where bees and wasps come in.

Both bees and wasps are consumers of nectar. Nectar gives the adult bee and wasp, the energy that they need to do the work of maintaining either the bee colony or wasp nest needed to reproduce and build a nest. So when these bees and wasps come to take the nectar, they will pick up pollen on the hairs on their legs and their bodies. They will carry this pollen of the next blossom, where they will deposit some of the pollen in the pistil of that blossom. By this process, they will continually create new plants by cross pollination, giving these plants ability to reproduce. Without bees and wasps, plants will not reproduce and will die out. If plants die out, we will follow right behind them.


Because bees and wasps are such an important part of the ecosystem, it’s important that we only remove the bee and wasp nests that have become a pest to our selves and are loved ones. So the random bee or wasp that flies into your yard is not something you have to worry about. Some of our customers believe that they want to kill every wasp that could possibly fly into the yard. Not only is that impossible but it is a terrible idea. Now if a wasp creates a nest underneath the eaves close to where people are coming and going, this is a major problem, and must be dealt with.

In some cases, bees can be removed in a way that doesn’t destroy their hive. This has to be done by your local beekeeper. You can find beekeepers in the area that are willing to come in and remove a bees nest if that’s necessary. But if you contact your Tulsa exterminator, then they will come in and destroy the nest. In many cases, this is what’s necessary. These technicians will have the equipment necessary to go in and take care of these problems. 

While you can buy pesticides over-the-counter at your local Walmart or hardware store to eliminate bee and wasp nests, this can be quite dangerous. Again these insects will violently defend their nest and if you get stung, you could get stung multiple times by many different insects. Using a bee suit or bee jacket with the appropriate gloves is important when dealing with this insect. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with bees and wasps.


Both of these insects can sting. The honeybee is unique, in the fact that has barb’s on its stinger. That means that if it stings you, the stinger will come out of the body of the insect. The stinger will carry with some of the vital organs and a gland that will continue to force venom through the stinger. This means that the honeybee will die after it stings. It’s important to remove the stinger because that gland will continue to pump venom into your system if you leave it inside. But the honeybee is somewhat unique with its barbed stinger. Most bees and wasps can sting multiple times because they don’t have barbs on their stinger. This will give you a real big problem if you have an allergy to bee or wasp stings.

Bees use their stinger predominately for defense. This sting includes a chemical known is Melittin. Melittin is the chemical that agitates the nerve endings that detect heat in your skin. This makes it feel like your skin is on fire. In wasps, it’s a cocktail of neurotoxins that essentially does the same thing. Wasps use their stinger not only for defense, but also to hunt with. They will kill and paralyze, small spiders, and grubs in order to feed them to their young. 

So in most cases, a bee sting is not an issue that needs to be dealt with by a physician. But if you have an allergy to bee and wasp stings, this is a different matter altogether. Some people have such a strong allergy to stings that they could go into anaphylactic shock and die. So if you do have an allergy and get stung by a bee or wasp then it’s time to contact your physician for more help.


If you have an issue with bees or wasps, then it’s time to contact your Tulsa exterminator. 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 greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, Owasso, Jenks, Turley, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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