Bees and wasps can be a problem that you’re Broken Arrow exterminator can help you with. Moving into the spring months, both bees and wasp will start to awaken end come to life. This means that spring is upon us and lots of things are going to start happening. Keeping your home safe from these stinging insects is very important for the safety of you and your loved ones. So in order to do this, it’s important that you understand as much as you can about bees and wasps, and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. 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 them.


Both bees and wasps share one commonality between the two of them. This commonality is that they both can sting. This is the method by which they can inflict pain on us and other insects and other animals. They do this by using a stinger coming out the end of their abdomen. This stinger has multiple uses depending upon the species, but the number one use is for protection. 

A bee will sting and it will cause pain causing the attacker to flee. Some insects, like the honeybee can only sting one time. A honeybee has barbs on its stinger that catch when it pulls away from the persons stings. It will leave the stinger behind with a number of other important organs. Some of those organs are vital organs, and one of those organs is a gland that will continue to force venom through the stinger. Honeybees will die after stinging.

Wasps, on the other hand, use their stinger not only for protection, but also to hunt. Wasps will hunt for small spiders and grubs that they will use their stinger to paralyze. They will carry the small insects back to their nest and put them in the cells with the eggs that they lay. These paralyzed insects will become food for the young larva that develops. Because of this, bees tend to have a sting, that contains a substance in it known as melittin. This is an irritant that causes the hot sensation upon the skin. Wasps, on the other hand, use a cocktail of neurotoxins to do the same thing. This causes a burning sensation in a predator, but also can paralyze the wasps prey.


Both bees and wasps are important pollinators in the ecosystem. In order for plants to reproduce, the process of cross pollination must occur. A plant will create a flower or blossom that holds the reproductive parts of the tree or plant. The pistil is the female part and the stamen is the male part. The stamen will produce the pollen. This pollen will need to travel to the pistil in order to create a new seedling. Bees and wasps feed off of the nectar of these flowers. As they feed, they will pick up that pollen and take it with them to the next blossom. When they go and take on more nectar, the pollen will be deposited into the pistil where it will cause the plant to reproduce.

Cross-pollination is an extremely important part of plant biology. Without it, plants cannot reproduce. Without the ability to reproduce, plants will die out. Plants perform the important function of turning carbon dioxide into oxygen for us to breathe. So if the plants die out, then we will not be far behind them. While bees and wasps are not the only pollinators, they are still a large portion of those that do. So it’s very important that if you see a bee or wasp simply flying across your yard, this is not the time to lose control. One random bee or wasp will flee if you come near them. They will only protect themselves if you corner them or trap them in an area. So it’s not necessary to completely wipe out your bee and wasp population in the backyard.


But sometimes these insects do become a pest, and they need to be controlled. In most cases, these are situations where they build a nest in a place that’s not convenient for you or your loved ones. If a wasp builds a nest underneath the house eaves, or inside a porch, then this can be a big problem. Bees can create a nest in an a hole in the ground or a gap in a tree that may be too close to your home where your children play. 

Most bees and wasps will avoid a fight. But if you find them in a nest, they will vehemently defend their nests. Because of this, it’s important that you get rid of these nests if they’re too close. In some cases, you can salvage the beehive by contacting your local beekeeper. Beekeepers can remove the queen, and the rest of the colony will follow. This will save the lives of that hive.


But in some cases, the bees cannot be saved. And in any case of wasps, they must be destroyed. This is where your Broken Arrow exterminator comes in. They will have the proper equipment and training to be able to effectively remove these nests without getting stung, or allowing anyone around them to get stung either. Because of this, it’s important that you contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help when it comes to bees and wasps.

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

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