Your Tulsa pest control company can eliminate wasps and bees if they become a pest. While many people believe that these insects are a problem mostly in the spring and summer months, they can’t find their way into your home during the fall and winter. It’s important to understand bees and wasps in order to control them and keep them from being a pest in and around your home. So in this article, let’s take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to keep them from becoming a pest.
POLLINATORS AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
While bees and wasps can be a problem in and around your home, it’s important understand that they are an important part of our ecosystem. These insects will feed off the nectar of plants and tree blossoms. The reproductive parts of these plants are the flowers and blossoms. These blossoms will have two parts inside them. They will have a pistil and a stamen. The pistil is the female part of the flower, and the stamen is the male part. In order for these plants and trees to reproduce, the pollen from the stamen must be transferred to the pistil. This is where bees and wasps come in. As they feed off of nectar of these plants, they will pick up pollen from the stamen. It’ll be carried onto the next blossom, where it will be deposited onto the pistil of that blossom as they feed on the nectar.
Without the cross pollination efforts of these insects, plants and trees would not be able to reproduce. They would soon die off and without plants and trees, we would not survive long either. These plants convert our carbon dioxide into oxygen. Without them, we would breathe all the oxygen in the atmosphere and die off. In addition, they provide many different forms of food for us that we need. Plus other animals using this food and many other needs for their lives. Bees and wasps are not the only pollinators, but they are very important part of the process. So if you’re having an issue with bees or wasps, it’s important to identify whether it’s a pest issue or whether what you have is simply a bee or wasp flying randomly through your yard. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.
STINGING INSECTS AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
Both bees and wasps have the ability to sting. Even though they both have this ability, their sting is quite different. Bees, for instance, use their sting exclusively for defense of their hive. The honeybee in particular has barbs on its stinger in order to keep the stinger inside the skin of its victim, even after the bee flies away. This stinger will have a gland that continues to force venom into the skin. It will also have a number of the vital organs of the insect still attached to the stinger. Because of this, the honeybee will die after it stings. Wasps and other bees don’t have barbs on their stinger. They have the ability to sing multiple times if necessary.
Wasps use their stinger for hunting. They need to paralyze small spiders, and grubs in order to use them for food for their young, adolescent larva. Because of this, the wasp sting is full of a cocktail of neurotoxins that cause the skin to be in pain, or paralysis in an insect. This also works well for hunting. Bees on the other hand, use a substance known as melittin to cause the uncomfortable burning sensation on your skin. Either way, stings can hurt very badly. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help.
CONTACTING A PHYSICIAN FOR STINGS
But in most cases a bee or wasp sting is not a problem that requires you to contact your local physician. As long as you remove the stinger from your skin, in most cases it can be dealt with with over-the-counter first aid. But if you have an allergy to bee or wasp stings, this is a completely different situation. You can die from anaphylactic shock if you have a severe allergic reaction to these things. In this case, it’s time to contact your emergency services in order to help. Your Tulsa exterminator will have more information.
ELIMINATING BEES AND WASPS AS PESTS AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
A random bee or wasp flying through your yard is not a problem. Especially if you have flowers or blossoming trees, these insects are simply looking for a meal. Even if you invade their space, they are simply going to fly off. They’re not going to try to attack you. The only situation is if you put them in a position where they can’t get away. If you do this, then they will attack. But in most cases, bees and wasps don’t become a pest until they create a nest near your home or your loved ones. Wasps will create a nest on the eaves of buildings and bees can create nests in cracks and gaps in trees or siding.
Both bees and wasps will protect their nests or hives with the upmost of aggressiveness. That’s why when nests are made in a place that are not convenient, they can become pests and need to be eliminated. You may choose to contact a beekeeper in order to remove a bees nest from your home and relocate it. If one is not available, then your Tulsa pest control company can eliminate the nest. A bee keeper will be able to salvage the nest and let it continue to live while your exterminator will not.
If you’re having an issue with bees or wasps, then it’s time to contact your Tulsa pest control company. 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 Claremore, Bixby, Jenks, Catoosa, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We are here to help!