The thing wasps, hornets, carpenter bees, yellow jackets, and other insects have in common is their ability to strike panic in some people. You probably have a friend or relative who begins waving their arms wildly and running away if they spot a bee anywhere near them.
A healthy respect for bees and wasps is a good thing, but a strong feeling of anxiety at the mention of bees or sight of bees is known as Apiphobia. Be informed and proactive about protecting your property from all types of pests. The following information from the NJ pest control experts at Stern can help you identify bees and wasps by their hive.
Identifying nests and hives
The familiar football-shaped nests with smooth sides house hornets. These insects tend to eliminate other bees and flies from their area and their sting is very dangerous to any person allergic to their venom.
A grey-colored open nest with hexagonal cells is common under eaves and overhangs. These are home to paper wasps. Yellow jackets like to build their nests in old tree stumps, ground cavities, and other structures. You will likely see their constant activity near the openings of yellow jacket nests.
You can avoid many of the problems associated with stinging insects by contacting the NJ pest control professionals at Stern Environmental Group. We will develop a pest control plan that is ideal for your situation and budget.