Category Archives: Bees and wasps

See how bees and wasps can be safely and quickly taken care of when they threaten your home and safety.

How To Get Rid Of A Hornets Nest

At the end of every summer & begining of fall, pest control firms across North America get the frantic call of giant hornets nests that seem to have appeared out of nowhere. The lucky homeowners, spot the nest as perhaps … Continue reading

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Homemade Carpenter Bee Traps

If there’s one thing about carpenter bees that doesn’t seem like it’ll change anytime soon, it’s that it is nearly impossible to preventably treat your home to keep them away. Unless your siding is bare wood, there is very little … Continue reading

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The Unknown Comic Of Bee Work

I’m not sure why but early in my career I was the one always called out for the biggest, nastiest bee jobs. Maybe it was because I wasn’t afraid of heights or perhaps I was just too stupid to realize … Continue reading

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Handling A HUGE Yellow Jacket Nest

Not to brag or anything but in almost 27 years of pest control I’ve only been stung by ‘stinging pests’ 6 or 7 times. Of those times 2 were by bees, one by a bald faced hornet (MAN DID THAT … Continue reading

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White Faced Hornet

Bald Faced Hornets are also known as White Faced Hornets and are generally less aggressive than their cousins the yellow jackets but will defend their nest and sting repeatedly if disturbed. This large hornet is almost an inch in length … Continue reading

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Africanized Bees aka Killer Bees

Africanized Bees aka killer bees were developed by interbreeding European bees and bees from southern Africa by a biologists named Warwick E. Kerr. They were accidentally released in 1957 and from Brazil they have spread throughout South, Central and deep … Continue reading

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Yellow Jackets In A Wall

Yellow Jackets can be a real pain, figuratively and literally. They are known for their ability to repeatedly sting you but did you know they also bite? The foragers out and about are usually not a problem unless you begin … Continue reading

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How To Remove A Mud Daubers Nest

Mud daubers are some of the most beautiful and beneficial insects. Rarely do they sting anyone and even in the event of a sting it is even rarer that it is any more than local pain and swelling. The most … Continue reading

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Throwing the bees out with the bath water

In our never ending quest to find reliable and effective ways to control insects pestcemetery.com invites all pest control professionals to give their insights that only their training and experience can provide. I’m thrilled to hear from these great men … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Paper Wasp Stings- No Fooling

I see about 15 to 20 paper wasps nests per day and it is part of my service to make sure they are treated and taken care before I leave my accounts. Now I could use wasp freeze to instantly … Continue reading

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Can your spray prevent carpenter bees?

There are some who use the strategy of preventive spraying on eaves or exposed wood that carpenter bees may infest. I think if it were that easy everyone would be doing it and this would not be such a hot … Continue reading

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Bees don’t need a ladder but Mel does

The things we do in our business to appease a customer. Zero commision on this job but I guess the learning lesson was invaluable? I could have died or been disabled. Continue reading

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Crazy bee work I’ve done

Armed with a puff duster and a can of Aeroterm I was sent to many a job and it’s a wonder that I survived at all. Continue reading

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Bee sting therapy – life on the edge?

Still some may say that apitherapy is harmless enough, after-all it’s just a self induced bee sting right? Try 80 or more self inflicted stings per day, every day Continue reading

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The perils of the paper wasp-how not to get stung

These wasps have a tendency to warn intruders that get to close by dive bombing your face and head. This gentle nudge can be quickly followed up with a sting if you aren’t quick enough to give them room. Continue reading

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