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Bees, wasps and hornets
Bees, wasps and hornets love to build hives in places like bushes, under overhangs and even the voids in our walls. Ground hives of yellow jackets will pop up seemingly over night and cause a bad experience mowing the lawn. When this happens you need an expert to stop them fast. We are bee, wasp & hornet control experts and we back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
How we control bees, wasps and hornets
For bee control, the first step is a bee suit. Without one you are going to have a bad time. Then we use fast acting materials to flood the hive and eliminate 90% right away. Afterwards, we use a material with a residual effect to kill any harvesters that come back or larvae that pupate. All our bee control services come with a hive guarantee which is if they are still active after 48 hour then give us a shout and we come back for free.
Bee control in the spring
In the spring we see queens of paper wasps, hornets and yellow jackets, who overwintered in attics, wake up and head down to the warmth of our homes. Queens from last year can spend the entire spring alone just trying to survive and looking for a place to start a hive.
Carpenter Bees wake up and start building egg chambers in the eves of our homes. By late spring carpenter bee males will be highly active and buzzing around homes.
Bee control in the summer
By summer bees, wasps and hornets are in full effect their hives are getting bigger and they are starting to annoy home owners during their outside activities.
We see issues like cicada killers and digger wasp appear in our lawns and garden beds.
Bee control in the fall
As the fall approaches the food sources for all bee wasps and hornets has dwindled they begin to spend a lot of time at any location that has the smell of food.
Yellow jacket hives that where built in the walls of our homes will begin to chew through sheetrock and emerge into homes. The cold also drives hives into homes as they much prefer the warmth inside.
Hives of yellow jackets and white faced hornet become very dangerous as they are starving for food. Bee Careful!
Types of stinging insects
In Connecticut there are many different species of bees wasps and hornets that become a bother to humans. Below you will find a brief description of the most common types.
These guys are big hairy black and yellow bees that start in early spring and can last up to the end of the summer but typically stop mostly by mid July. The female of the species eats her way into soft wood to build a egg chamber about 8-12 inches long. She will lay an egg and build a wall of food in front of it for the pupae to eat while it is getting ready to turn into a adult carpenter bee. While the ladies do all the work the male carpenter bees are busy buzzing around outside the chamber trying to get the female into cottice. When that fails they spend their day fighting and killing as many other males as they can. This may seem brutal but it keeps the DNA strong and stops the weakening of the species.
Some of the worst types of hornets are yellow jackets. They like to live in many different places, like wall voids, ground hollows, trees, bushes, attached to the side of the home. Yellow Jackets will "bud" during the early fall, this is when a supplemental queen leave the colony with all the drones she created to start a new hive. With aa large work force these hives will seemingly pop up over night.
White Faced Hornet:
White or Bald Face Hornets are hands down the nastiest hornet there is. These guys will sting just for passing by their hive and they will sting you over and over again. Mostly, white faced hornets will build their hives in trees, bushes or high on a house.