Bee and wasp situations can be dealt with with your local Broken Arrow exterminator. Both bees and wasps are amazing pollinators that help plants and flowers continue to reproduce on the earth. They have an important role in making sure that life survives on the planet. Without plants, the Earth can’t change carbon dioxide back into oxygen in a way that we can use and breathe. Because of this, bees, wasps and other pollinators are integral to the reproduction of plants. But sometimes these insects become pests and get in the wrong places. In this article, let’s take a good, hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what your local Broken Arrow exterminators can do to help you control them.


There are many different species of bees and wasps that are eusocial in nature. In other words, these insects live in a large colony with many different of individuals. Not all wasps fall into this category, but there are some to do. In many cases, there is a queen that lays the eggs for the bees that will populate the colony. Wasps on the other hand, will usually start with a single cell and start creating a nest that has many different cells for their offspring. Well, it’s not a colony in the normal sense like bees or ants create, but these insects will use their nest to create large populations. In addition to this kind of wasp, there are also solitary wasps. These wasps will create one cell nest that will produce only one wasp.

Social wasps like the paper wasp and the red wasp are usually aggressive when it comes to protecting their nest. These wasps can sting multiple times with their stinger without dying. The honeybee is the only insect in the bee and wasp family that actually loses its stinger and dies when it stings. This is because it has a barb on its stinger that keeps the stinger inside your skin. When the bee detaches from the stinger, the sack is attached to the stinger will continue to force melittin or bee venom into your system. So it’s important to take the stinger out once you’ve been stung by a honeybee. Attached to the stinger will also be some of the vital organs of the insect. Because of this, that we will die without those vital organs. Call your local Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.  


Wasps on the other hand, have no barb on the stinger. They do not use melittin or venom as a poison, but instead a cocktail of neurotoxins that are injected by their stinger in order to kill their prey. When used defensively, both of these stings create a burning sensation that hurts very much. Wasps use their stinger as a method of hunting. They can paralyze their prey with their stinger. Often these wasps will find spiders and grubs, paralyze them with their sting, and then put them in the cell with the eggs. The paralyzed insects will lay and wait until the egg hatches in the lava will consume the half dead insects.

Because because of the fact that bees and wasps are pollinators, it’s so important that we only get rid of them when they’re a pest. If they create nests in places such as light fixtures, or children’s play houses, or other nuisance areas, then they must be removed. But when the average bee and wasp find themselves in nature, they should be left alone. Bees and wasps that are simply flying through your yard, looking for plants in order to take the pollen from them and use the nectar for food. In some cases, they will try to find a place a nest, and this is where they can be a problem. Your Broken Arrow exterminator can stop them.  


If you’re finding a nest in your home or somewhere where that’s inconvenient, then it’s time to contact your bug exterminator. They can come in and use the appropriate chemicals and equipment to remove the wasp nest without hurting anymore or the wasps and bees more than necessary. Often they will have to take the lives of all the wasps or bees in the colony, but not endanger any pollinators that may be passing by. But these losses can be limited, if done correctly by a professional Broken Arrow exterminator.

While stings can be relatively harmless, they will definitely hurt a bunch. In addition to that, if you have an allergic reaction to the stings, the results can be life-threatening. If you’re stung by a bee or a wasp, and you have an allergic reaction then it’s important that you seek medical attention immediately. But if you simply have been stung and you are undergoing the pain of being stung, in most cases this can be dealt with in your home. Start by removing the stinger with a pair of tweezers and cleaning the wound with peroxide. There are some over-the-counter pain relievers that can reduce the pain and swelling of being stung by one of these insects. Finally once you’ve clean the wound and applied any ointment to it, it is important to cover it with a Band-Aid or something of that nature.


If you’re having problems with these bees or wasps in your home, then it is time to come and call in a Broken Arrow exterminator that can help you take care of the problem. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bees, wasps, or any other pests. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Owosso, Turley, Claremore, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Catoosa, Coweeta, Jenks, Bixby much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help you!

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