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How to Identify Insect Nests With An Action Plan

Wasps, bees and hornets are essential pollinators of our environment. However, if they decide to construct nests in, or near or homes, they could cause some serious damage that can be costly to treat. In fact, in some cases, it could become a serious health threat. Some stinging insects hospitalize around 500,000 people a year, which is why it’s important to be aware of them.

 Identify Insect Nests

In this post, the top residential pest control services expert, Bug Works Pest Control Co, shares how you can identify insect nests, and what to do about them. 

Yellowjacket Nests

Yellowjackets can be spotted if you see a yellow and black head with a patterned abdomen. These are highly social insects that live in colonies that are active during the summer and early autumn. They feed on sweets and proteins, making them highly active during your Sunday barbecue. You can spot their nests above and below ground, mainly made out of chewed-up cellulose. When above ground, their nests can be found near the eaves and feature a narrow entrance hole.

Bald-faced Hornet Nests

Pest infestation experts state that these hornets get their name from their mainly black color and white face. They’re usually active during the summer and daytime. They stand out against other insects since they don’t reuse their nests, and create new ones as they move. Their nests can be found near trees, shrubs, overhangs, or greenery. They’re rather large, with their nests measuring up to 14 inches in diameter, and 24 inches in length. Their nests are also enclosed.

How to Get Rid of Nests

Once you discover a nest, you should immediately contact your local licensed pest control expert to analyze the situation and remove the nest from your property. Remember that nest removal isn’t a DIY job since it requires proper training and equipment to carry out the job properly. Any attempts to remove the nest can aggravate the hive and cause serious injury when they swarm around you.

Bug Works Pest Control Co. has several years of experience in providing pest control services for homes, hospitals, and businesses. We are locally owned and operated, so you can expect a hands-on and personalized approach from us. Call us at 866-918-BUGS or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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