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Bee And Wasp Removal and Hornet Control – A Task Best Left To Terminix Canada

Terminix Canada has the treatments you need for bee and wasp removal, as well as hornet removal.

Our technicians understand the importance of bees, wasps and hornets, as well as the dangers they cause in and around your property. That’s why we devise a safe and humane plan to rid your property of flying insects when you require wasp control, bee control or hornet control. Rest assured, we use special insecticidal dust and aerosols to neutralize hives and environmentally-friendly insecticides to make underground wasp nests uninhabitable and provide your property with effective wasp control. 

Since bee populations are in danger, we often recommend customers contact local beekeepers to safely rehome bees and their bee hives. However, in cases where bee hives are located in an area that poses a danger to human safety, especially in cases of allergies, we are able to control the threat and safely remove bees from your property. 

Ultimately, it’s hard to enjoy your home or backyard space if you’re dealing with an infestation of bees, wasps or hornets. There are many different species of all three that can cause a variety of issues if they decide to make your business their home. You deserve proper hornet or wasp control so you can enjoy the space you work in.

It’s hard to concentrate on the day job if your business is dealing with an infestation of bees, wasps or hornets. There are many different species of all three that can cause a variety of issues if they decide to make your space theirs.

If you’re concerned you have a bee, wasp or hornet infestation, staying focused can become increasing difficult, trying to avoid getting stung while you swat them out of your space. Don’t even try to learn how to remove a bee hive yourself, as it could land you in the hospital. 

If constant buzzing has become commonplace in your business, it’s time to call the extermination experts at Terminix Canada. When you need hornet, bee and wasp removal, we can help. 

Bees, Wasps And Hornets In Canada

Bees

Size: 11 to 25 mm long.

Colour: Yellow and/or black.

Behaviour: There are many different type of bees in Canada, from honey bees to carpenter bees to bumble bees. Some species of bees live in nests called hives and follow a caste system with a queen bee ruling her hive. Other species live alone and nest in the ground or in holes. Bees eat pollen and nectar collected from flowers and drink water.

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Hornets

Size: 12 to 30 mm long.

Colour: Black, white, yellow, reddish-brown.

Behaviour: The easiest way to tell the difference between a wasp and a hornet is their size. Hornets are usually larger and carry a more painful sting. They will build their nests in the ground or other concealed sites and have three distinct body parts – a head, thorax and abdomen.

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Wasps

Size: 13 to 40 mm long.

Colour: Yellow, black, white, reddish (different wasp species have different markings).

Behaviour: Similar to bees, different species of wasps live in different spaces and nest differently. Wasps don’t have little hairs like bees, and they have three distinct body parts like hornets. Yellow Jacket Wasps build their nests in the ground usually, under shrubs or rock piles, whereas Paper Wasps build nests that can hang from trees, roofs or playground equipment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most flying insects’ activity is limited to a few months in the year. Canadian bees are active from April to September while hornets and wasps are also active from April to September.

Bees will rarely sting you, as it often kills them. They pose the least threat of the three to you, your customers and employees. However, wasps and hornets can get quite aggressive and can both bite and sting you. Terminix Canada can remove this threat altogether, safeguarding those who matter most.

Some people may have serious allergies to bees, wasps, or hornets, and can suffer from an anaphylactic reaction if stung. For people who aren’t allergic, the sting/bite still hurts quite a bit and can cause swelling, redness and tenderness.

If you spot a nest, it can be very tempting to try and remove it yourself. However, trying to learn how to remove a bee hive or a wasp nest will often end up resulting in serious injury. When the nest is disturbed, it can often result in these insects swarming you and biting or stinging you repeatedly, which can be very painful and overwhelming for your body to handle.

Bees feed on flowers so if you have a lush garden nearby, you’re going to attract bees to make their home there.

Wasps primarily feed on nectar and fruit juices from plants. However, many of the wasps that humans encounter are carnivores that scavenge for their food. This is why you’ll often be bothered by wasps when enjoying food outside. Spotting one or two wasps in your business isn’t a cause for concern. When they begin to nest in your building, that’s when you have a problem.

Hornets are similar to wasps in their feeding habits, primarily feeding on fruit juices and nectar. They also enjoy sweet liquids like pop. Their young ones feed on larvae carrion, prepared meat and soft-bodied insects.

There are more than 800 species of bees and more than 500 species of wasps living in Canada. There are many species of hornets in Canada including European Hornets, Western Hornets, Common Hornets, Norwegian Hornets, Northern Aerial Hornets, and Bald-faced Hornets.

Make sure that all entry points to your business are sealed, including any cracks, windows or doors to prevent them from entering your business or building a nest on your property.

Make sure all garbage bins and other areas containing food waste are sealed tightly. Keep all food outside closed with tight fitting lids, clean up spills or crumbs immediately and reduce all available food sources.

If you spot an old nest that is no longer in use, make sure to discard of it as not to give new wasps any ideas. Reduce future nesting sites by trimming brushes and vegetation back.

How Terminix Canada Wasp Removal And Hornet Control Works

Bee, Wasp Or Hornet Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for wasps or hornets, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection. If bees are causing the problem, we’ll refer you to a local beekeeper to help remove beehives in a safe and humane way.

Wasp Or Hornet Defence

After inspecting and investigating your wasp or hornet infestation, Terminix Canada devises a unique removal plan that includes solutions to prevent flying insects from returning.

Wasp Or Hornet Monitoring

If wasps or hornets come back to your business, so will we. Our custom flying insect control techniques adapt with the seasons to address seasonal activity in your area.

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    Wow, did we have a raccoon problem! Unbeknownst to us a raccoon family was living in our attic. We knew that it was some form of wildlife that was creating the crazy … read more noises that was preventing us from sleeping but had no idea that the culprits were relentless raccoons. Thanks to Adam’s experience in the field and his persistent actions, the raccoon family exited the house. It was not an easy process and took many logical and creative tries. Adam is a skilled problem solver with a wide range of skills in the construction field that make him particularly adept at this type of job. With the assistance of Marshal, he got rid of the raccoons. Both Adam and Marshal are to be commended for being both persistent and positive during this challenging time for our family. The raccoon noises were disrupting our entire household and we were exhausted. A huge thank you to Terminix and particularly to Adam and Marshal for helping us enjoy our home again. I would highly recommend the work done by Adam and Marshal. Terminix is fortunate to employ such skilled professionals.
  • France ★★★★★ a month ago
    Very happy with my service from Technican Eddy Bauer and Jessica Snow. My service today was fromEddy and he was amazing as is Jessica. I had Jessica for my previous … read more services and was impressed by how professional and detailed she is. When Eddy showed up today I was very pleased with how professional and very detailed he was as well. They listen to your concerns and are both very professional in doing a detailed inspection of the property before servicing on top of being friendly.
  • Beth Peterson ★★★★★ a month ago
    Exceptional Service, Finally got to enjoy our yard and pool thanks to the staff at Terminix. My sister is allergic to Paper Wasps and they were invading my yard … read more so when her and her husband came to visit it was scary. You came in treated the yard, Did amazing and thorough work of the extermination of the paper wasps. No residue or discolouration on my home. Great staff , Great work I would highly recommend them if you are wondering if it works for Paper Wasps I can assure you it does and I will never use another pest company again every year it will be Terminix for us ! Thank you from the Peterson Family Charters Settlement NB Canada

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