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

Terminix Canada has the treatments you need for wasp removal and hornet removal. Since bee populations are in danger, for bee removal and beehive removal, we refer customers to their local beekeeper to help remove beehives in a safe and humane way.

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 home theirs.

If you’re concerned you have a bee, wasp or hornet infestation, enjoying your living space can become increasingly difficult, trying to avoid getting stung while you swat them out of your space. If constant buzzing has become commonplace, it’s time to call the extermination experts at Terminix Canada.

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 homes 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 or your family. However, wasps and hornets can get quite aggressive and can both bite and sting you.

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. Don’t do this as bee removal, wasp removal or hornet removal can result in serious injuries if not extracted properly. 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 in your backyard, 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. They tend to prey on other insects, which is why some people enjoy having them in the backyard as they’ll feed on pests eating your garden. Spotting one or two wasps in your backyard isn’t a cause for concern. When they begin to nest in your backyard or home, 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 home are sealed, including any cracks, windows or doors to prevent them from entering your home or building a nest in your home.  

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 Hornet Control And Wasp Removal 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 home, so will we. Our custom flying insect control techniques adapt with the seasons to address seasonal activity in your area.

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