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Here at A-Z Environments, we’re always happy to share some of the knowledge we’ve gained from our years of experience in the industry, as well as new and exciting developments in the world of environmentally sound pest control. This blog serves as our place to share these insights with you.

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Pest Guide to Bees, Wasps and Hornets


This blog is a quick introduction to dealing with an infestation of bees, wasps, or hornets. As with all pests, it’s important to understand the importance of proper treatment and maintenance, to get rid of and keep pests out of your space.

Facts about Bees and Wasps:

The first thing to know is that bees and wasps are protected by state laws and can only be controlled via a trap and release method, paired with harmless repellents. Please do not kill or harm these beneficial creatures who help pollinate crops and flowers, keep other insects in check, and play a vital role in the environment. (Yes, wasps as well as bees!) Thank you so much for playing a role in protecting these vital and endangered creatures.

One of the most common bees is the carpenter bees. They commonly make nests on the sides of buildings and homes. Other species of bees such as honeybees and bumblebees typically make nests on trees and not on man-made structures. Both bees and wasps secrete a sticky substance that draws other pests to the scent. This scent could eventually lead animals to find cracks and crevices in your structures and make a home in your space.

Exercise the proper amount of caution around these insects as their sting can be harmful to you, and their nests can damage the structures they are attached to. It’s important to act quickly, as nest damage can sometimes lure more pests into your space.

Facts about Hornets:

European hornets, the only hornets found in the United States, are found in wooded areas and are often not near humans. They are endangered in the United Kingdoms, faring better here in the United States. Please do not kill these animals if you can avoid it. If they are close to your home, contact a professional like A-Z Environments to take care of the issue.

If you have, or suspect you have, bees, wasps, or hornets, reach out to us at A-Z Environments today. With the help of our experienced services, you’ll rid your space of these pests in a sensitive and environmentally friendly manner. We’ll ensure these beneficial insects find a new, safe home elsewhere.

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