Wasps

How to Differentiation Between Bee and Wasp Nest

How to differentiate between bee and wasp nest?

To the untrained eye, the wasp nest and the bee nest might look similar if you are not paying attention. Bees and wasps are closely related species and diverged from wasps about 120 million years ago. Wasps are known as pollen gatherers. Hornets and yellow jackets are known to be social wasps because they live…

Signs of wasp nests

Signs of wasp nests

An increase in wasp presence can be seen around the summer months. Wasps generally settle down in an area that they have fully invaded and started building their nest with the help of their colony. Seeing wasps swarming around is just one of the indicators that are visible but there are other signs that aren’t…

What is Vespa Mandarina-ib

What is Vespa Mandarinia?

The Vespa Mandarinia is one of the largest known hornets to date. They are often referred to as Asian hornet giants. They are quite striking with being large in size along with the distinguishing markings that make it easily recognizable from the other Asian hornet species. This wasp stings can be fatal and life-threatening to…

What to Do When a Wasp or Hornet Stings Your Dog

What to Do When a Wasp or Hornet Stings Your Dog

Dogs are curious, energetic animals that love to chase bugs. Sometimes it is hard to control our dogs and show them what to avoid. Having dogs in the company of wasps or hornets can spell disaster for dogs when they are left alone. Wasp stings are painful or irritating for most dogs and being stung…

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

Signs of a Carpenter Bee Infestation

Carpenter bees can pose a serious threat to the structural integrity of any wooden structure where softwood is found in abundance such as cedar and oak. It can cause significant structural damage over time that can cost homeowners thousands in repair and in restoration costs alone if the problem is no dealt with as soon…

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal?

Hornets use their stings to kill their prey and to defend their nests. These stings can actually be more painful to humans because of their quantity of acetylcholine which is about 5%. Hornets that are individually active have the capability to sting multiple times. In contrast to the honey bee which dies after delivering its…

Identify Carpenter Bee Damage

Identify Carpenter Bee Damage

Carpenter bees have the tendency to drill perfectly circular shaped holes into untreated wood uncovered by bark. Their activity usually takes place into a log, dead trees, and when we talk about urban areas, edges. These carpenter bees are solitary in nature, but it would not be considered odd if you see multiple carpenter bees…

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes-ib

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes

Carpenter bee holes can be very easily mistaken for a drill hole if you do not pay attention. Since these holes are often very circular in shape,  nearing perfection, it can be hard to distinguish between the two when an untrained eye is looking for them. Not to mention, that these holes can be quite…

What to do about a wasp nest in the wall

What to do about a wasp nest in the wall

Removing a nest in a wall can be a very difficult challenge with the added problem of reachability. This makes it especially hard for inexperienced DIYers to remove a nest all by themself. It is therefore advised that you hire a professional wasp removal service situated in the Greater Toronto Area for swift and efficient…

How to remove a wasp nest from your attic

How to remove a wasp nest from your attic

When you are removing a wasp nest near your house you want to make sure that you are aware of the fact that the queen is key and that you are sure in knowing that every slight agitation can lead to wasps attacking you. It is important to know that there is a possibility of…