will normally nest in the ground, but can they can also be found above ground around patio areas or decks, even in attics or under roof beams. If disturbed, bumblebees will buzz in a loud volume, and they will defend their nest aggressively, they will chase invaders for long distances. The bumblebee sting is extremely painful, swelling and irritation can last for days after you are stung. Since bumblebees behave aggressively when threatened, the best approach is to contact a professional for assistance immediately for safe removal.
will normally build their nests in tree crevices, but can also be found in attics or chimneys. Honeybees do sting, but they only sting once. Their sting can be extremely painful if the stinger is not immediately removed from the skin. People who are allergic to insect stings will have a more severe reaction. Their colonies can be rather large and removal can be tricky, only a professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest.
can produce several thousand workers in one season. They are often times called Bees, but they are actually wasps. The yellow jacket wasp has stingers with small barbs, highly known to sting repeatedly. It is highly aggressive and its sting is very painful, it will pursue aggressors. They can be found in hidden and protected places like hollow logs, stumps, under bark, ground cavities and even structures. Yellow Jackets are extremely aggressive, the best approach is to contact a professional for assistance immediately for safe removal.
do not pose a public health threat, but they can do cosmetic damage to the wood where they build their nests. Carpenter bees can drill into almost any wood, but prefer bare wood. They can also attack stained or painted wood, and their nests can be hard to reach, so a professional should be called in to help.
build their nests from mud. They are not normally aggressive, it is very unlikely for them to sting, even when thoroughly aroused. Mud dauber nests can last many years in protected locations and are often used as nest sites by other wasps and bees. They may sting if handled incorrectly so the best approach is to contact a professional for assistance immediately for safe removal.
build their nests by chewing wood, and they normally nest in trees and shrubs. Hornets aggressively guard their nesting sites when threatened, especially since they are close to human habitation. Hornet stings are more dangerous than bee stings. Hornet stings are more painful than wasp stings because hornet venom contains a large amount (5%) of acetylcholine. Hornets can sting repeatedly, on each sting, inserting more venom into the body of the person stung, making the effect more serious for those with allergic reactions. The best approach is to contact a professional for assistance immediately for safe removal.
nests can be found in eaves of homes, tree branches, and any open pipe. Paper wasps are very territorial and do not like to be around people, this can lead to attacks. While naturally not aggressive, paper wasps will sting if they feel their nest is threatened. Wasp stings are painful and can cause the same risk of allergic reaction as other insect stings. The best approach is to contact a professional for assistance immediately for safe removal.