Locally owned and family operated, Convenient Termite and Pest Control offers pest control services to homes and businesses in the entire Valley area, including Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and Scottsdale.
Same day service is often available so call now to schedule one of our professionally trained technicians to come out to take care of your bee or wasp problem.
All types of bees and wasps can be dangerous especially if you are allergic to their venom as 1 bite can be deadly. There is a difference between bees and wasps so being allergic to one doesn’t mean you’re allergic to the other though many species will sting repeatedly and multiple stings can pose a health threat even when you’re not allergic.
There are many species of bees and wasps and some, such as Africanized bees (sometimes called killer bees) are more aggressive and quick to attack when they are disturbed. While Africanized bees are not native to the Phoenix area, they have moved in and made themselves at home.
While it’s hard to tell the species apart, we urge you to call us instead of dealing with it yourself as most species are quick to sting when agitated.
As with all pests, the best pest control starts with preventing the problem from happening in the first place and to do this we need to understand the life cycle of bees and wasps, as they are similar to each other. While workers and males die during the winter, the inseminated Queen will overwinter in a sheltered place and become active in the spring, when the weather starts warming up. She then starts looking for the perfect area to build her nest and start laying eggs.
This is why spring is the perfect time to have your home or business inspected. Our technicians will locate and remove any old nests from the previous year and apply a treatment to prevent bees and wasps from building new nests. We recommend having your home or property inspected once a year and doing this before bees and wasps become active in the spring is best.
If bees, hornets, yellow jackets or paper wasps have already moved in and established a nest, please do not try to remove it yourself. Depending on the species, the nest may not be easily visible but instead be concealed underground or in a wall or crawlspace; so even if you only see a swarm of bees, give us a call.
Most bees and wasps are protective of their nests and will attack if the nest is disturbed. Some will sting repeatedly and even if you are not allergic, getting stung several times is something you should avoid. The pest control technicians at Convenient Termite have many years of experience in nest removal and wear protective gear as we first spray the nest to exterminate the bees or wasps and then, remove the nest from the area.
If you have an active bee colony, you’ll want the beehive (honeycomb) removed as the honey and dead carcasses will attract other pests (ants, cockroaches, carpet beetles) and make your pest problem worse.
If not removed, the honey breaks down and makes a terribly sticky mess as it runs down the surrounding area and eventually becomes moldy.
Whether or not you’re allergic to bees or wasps, it’s smart to get rid of them before there’s a trip to the emergency room or someone’s life is in danger.
Whether you want to prevent bees and wasps from building nests near your home or you already have an active nest, contact us today to help you with your pest problem.
Don't let the little things in life bug you. If, in between regular services, you are seeing more than an occasional live pest inside your home and would like us to return to provide an additional interior or exterior service, we will come back and re-service your home free of charge.