Your Broken Arrow exterminator is an expert when it comes to bees and wasps and other stinging insects. Although the spring, summer and fall months are filled with these kinds of insects, the winter months are not exempt from dealing with bees and wasps. As we come out of the colder months, more of these insects will come out of the dormant state. Because of this, it is important, that you understand bees and wasps, and what you can do to protect yourself from them. 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 from these stinging insects.
OVER WINTERING WASPS AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
Both bees and wasps go dormant during the winter months. In most cases, bees will stay dormant until the summer months come. Wasps, on the other hand, are often tempted to come out early. This is where the problem arises. In the fall months, male and female adult wasps will mate for one last time before the winter. As the temperatures get colder, the males will die off, but the females will find a place to overwinter. A gap in a log or a hole in the ground can make a great place for them to bury themselves deep in a dormant state. Here they can conserve their energy through the winter months. But sometimes they find a place in the chimney of our home, or underneath the shingle in a place which is not convenient for them to be.
It’s at these times that when the heat comes on in the dead of winter, suddenly these insects feel the warmth. This fools them into believing that the spring is upon us and they start working their way towards the warm areas. If they can get into the inside of your house, they will suddenly appear flying around looking for a flower. Because they have not eaten all winter, they have to feed off the nectar of a flower within about 30 minutes or else they will die of starvation. These insects will usually die and are found on the floor. But that doesn’t stop people from being concerned when they see wasps making their way into the home during the winter months. So contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information about this.
STINGS AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
All bees and wasps are stinging insect. They have a long needle like stinger coming out the tail end of their abdomen. Honeybees have barbs on their stinger that allow them to sting and then remove the stinger from their body as they fly away. Because there are vital organs attached to the stinger, honeybees will die soon after it’s one and only sting. Other bees and wasps stingers are not barbed like the honeybees sting is. Because of this, they can sting multiple times.
Bees use their stinger predominately to defend the hive. Wasps also use their stinger for defense, but they also use it to hunt small insects. The female adult wasp will find these insects, attack them with her stinger and paralyze them. Then she will carry these paralyzed small insects back to her nest and put them inside a cell with a single wasp egg. Once the wasp hatches as its larva form, it will feed upon these paralyzed insects. Because of this, the wasp sting is made up of a cocktail of neurotoxins that allow it not only to defend itself with a painful sting, but also paralyzes other insects. Bees, on the other hand, use chemical known as meliitin to inflict pain upon its attackers. Your Broken Arrow exterminator can help you with bees and wasps.
BEE AND WASP PESTS
If you see a random bee or wasp making its way across your yard in the summer months, they’re simply looking for flowers in order to feed upon them. While they will draw the nectar from these flowers, in addition to this, they will cross pollinate these plants and help them to reproduce as well. Plants are important to the survival of our ecosystem because they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. This symbiotic relationship is vital to the survival of all species in our ecosystem. If you try to attack one of these bees or wasps, they will simply fly away in order to get away from you. The only time they will really become aggressive with you is if you corner them, forcing them to defend themselves, or if you approach their nest.
In addition to this, sometimes bees and wasps will make their hives and nests in inconvenient locations. It’s often we see wasp nests underneath the eaves and porches where there are high traffic areas for humans. Beehives sometimes fit themselves in a gap behind siding or under ground sometimes. In these cases, bees and wasps will defend their hives, with their lives. This is where the danger comes in and they become pests. At this point, you will need to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator to eliminate these threats. In the case of a beehive, you can contact a Beekeeper in order to remove the beehive without injuring the bees themselves. This can be very beneficial for the ecosystem and will provide the beekeepers with honey that they can eat or sell to other people. This can help your community as well.
ELIMINATING STINGING INSECTS AND BROKEN ARROW EXTERMINATOR
So if you’re having a problem with bees or wasps, then it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator today. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with stinging insects. We service greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Coweta, Claremore, Tulsa, Sapulpa, Prattville, Turley, Owasso, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!