How to Identify Paper Wasps
Wasp nests consists of a single comb, without a paper envelope surrounding it. Nests are commonly found under eaves of windows, soffits, under decks, behind shutters, gable vents, and exterior lamps. Nest will range from several to several dozen wasps and occasionally get bigger. Should you notice swarms of wasps growing near these areas, its vital that you look into wasp extermination services as soon as possible.
Wasp extermination is made easy by the exposed nest and involves using wasp freeze or other liquid applications to the nest. Extreme caution should be exercised when treating this or any type of stinging insect.
How to Identify Yellow Jackets
Yellow jackets are extremely protective and leave painful stings to anyone who may accidentally disturb them, which makes prompt yellow jacket removal extremely important. They are most noticeable in late summer to early fall when their numbers are at the greatest and can reach into the hundreds or even thousands. Nests are commonly found underground, under siding, and behind brick walls to provide shelter for the colony.
Yellow Jacket Eradication
Dust and liquid applications directly into the entry of the nest will eliminate the problem.
How to Identify Bald Faced Hornet
A member of the wasp family which is easily identified by its large football shaped paper nests built in trees. Also identifiable by white makings on the front of its face and on the rear abdomen. Bald faced hornets are large and exhibit aggressive behavior especially when protecting their nest and are capable of stinging multiple times.
How we Treat a Bald Faced Hornet Problem
Antimite would treat the bald faced hornets by injecting a residual dust directly into the nest which would affect the hornets as they exit or re-enter the nest.
How to Identify Mud Daubers
These solitary wasps build their nest out of mud. They attach the mud om walls inside garages, along sides of windows, and on exterior walls of homes. The female mud dauber collects spiders which she stings and paralyzes them and then deposits an egg onto each spider she places into the mud chambers. The larva feeds on the spiders and eventually emerge as an adult mud dauber. Because of their solitary nature they are not very aggressive and stings are rare.
How we Treat a Mud Dauber
Scraping and removing nests along with a residual application along the attachment sites will help prevent future wasps from rebuilding in those areas.
How to Identify Honey Bees
Honey bees are the only social bees or wasps that have a true perennial colony capable of surviving multiple years. Honey bees are an important beneficial pest in agriculture due to its role in pollination. It is estimated that 80% of foods consumed by Americans and more than 100 different crops are pollinated by honey bees.
Honey Bee Removal
Because they are beneficial to the surrounding environment, Antimite usually refrains from performing a full-scale extermination. Thus, we refer inquiries to a beekeeper and will only treat when there is an imminent threat to people.
How to Identify Cicada Killers
These large solitary wasps have a black abdomen with yellow markings. Their wings have an orange tint. These wasps dig burrows up to 10 inches in length and a pile of soil often surrounds the entrance. The cicada killer larva feeds upon cicadas that are paralyzed and brought back to the nest by the adult cicada killer.
How We Treat a Cicada Killer Problem
Treatment of cicada killers involves treating with a dust or a liquid residual directly into the burrows, essentially the same process we use for wasp exterminations.