As important as they are for the environment, bees, wasps, and hornets can potentially be dangerous as well. Despite their beneficial qualities, certain species can administer a nasty sting, which is especially risky for those who are allergic. Nests built near homes or areas with a lot of traffic can also be hazardous, as wasps and hornets are known to attack when they feel their nest is threatened. Springer Professional Home Services provides bee, wasp, and hornet removal services that are safe and environmentally-sensitive.
Bee, wasp & hornet identification
How to treat a bee sting
Identifying when you have a bee issue
Bee, wasp & hornet nest removal
When to call a hornet and wasp exterminator
How dangerous are bee stings?
When dealing with stinging insects, it can be difficult to know which ones are potentially dangerous. While all possess a stinger, some species are much more aggressive than others. For example, although bumblebees can sting, it is very rare for them to do so unless they are directly threatened. Wasps and yellow jackets, on the other hand, are easily provoked and will chase or pester people for longer than you may think.
Removing bee and wasp nests
If you’re noticing groups of bees or wasps flying regularly to and from an area near your property, it’s likely there is a nest nearby. Approaching a nest is never recommended, and it’s extremely important to never attempt to knock one down yourself. People are most often stung when nests are disturbed, which is why they should always be removed by a professional.
Preventing bees, wasps, and hornets
To keep bees, wasps, and hornets away from you and your family, there are a few things you can do to help prevent them:
- Remove any fallen fruit, trash cans, or other food sources that might tempt them.
- Install plants like wormwood or eucalyptus, which may deter wasps.
- When hosting a barbecue or picnic, keep food covered as much as possible.
- Repair all tears or holes in screen doors to keep them from getting inside.
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Safe bee, wasp, and hornet control
As beneficial of a role bees play in our environment, they can be downright annoying when you’re dealing with a nest on your property. Wasps and hornets in particular are known to be aggressive and may sting when threatened, which is why professional help is needed to remove them. At Springer, our licensed technicians have the tools and resources needed to safely and effectively rid you of your bee problem in a way that is safe for the environment.
Bees, Wasps, & Hornets Exterminators – Control – Removal in Des Moines
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