Don’t let another family barbeque or garden party be disrupted by bothersome insects, count on the professional team at Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. for safe and effective bee, hornet and wasp removal in Calgary. Wasp nest removal is one of the things our team specializes in. Though wasps and bees have their purpose in the natural environment, they can be dangerous if agitated. Trying to get rid of their nests on your own - using fire or water, for instance - can be risky. We wouldn’t recommend it as the most effective way to go about it. Calling a professional wasp exterminator is the safest option. Get in touch with us now for more information about wasp removal and wasp nest removal in Calgary. If honeybee’s are present we do not treat them but recommend you contact a local Honeybee Association to have them relocated.
With the necessary equipment for wasp removals, such as dust sticks, wasp spray extension poles and ladders, and safety gear, our trained and certified pest control technicians act in a way that is timely, safe and efficient. We use a variety of pest control products that have a proven track record of successfully removing wasp nests.
We check the nooks and crannies of your yard, the patios and porches, the roofs and soffits, and trees. Through expert knowledge of the behaviour and instincts of wasps, bees and hornets, our professionals help keep such insects at bay. We protect not just your home but also your commercial address.
Wasps and hornets live in colonies and might turn up just about anywhere, as they make their nests in a variety of places, ranging from the eaves, siding and the attic of a home, to nests in the ground, underneath steps, and other out-of-the-way locations. Because they feed on sweets and proteins, wasps, hornets and bees are attracted to recycling and trash bins as well. The best way to make sure pests do not start settling on your property is thorough cleaning. Though of course, that does not guarantee that you won’t need a wasp exterminator a few weeks on.
Wasps and hornets are territorial and can sting repeatedly, and just like bees, their sting can cause serious health problems for humans, especially those who, if stung, can go into anaphylactic shock. If you’re allergic to bee, wasp, or hornet stings or bites, and live in an area where they are often found, it is suggested that you carry antihistamines and an epipen depending on the severity of your reaction. It is also suggested that you keep pets away from bees, wasps, hornets, and nests because, while it may be awkwardly cute to see your dog’s paw swollen like a cartoon character after they picked a fight with a wasp, it is dangerous and an avoidable, unnecessary risk to their health as well.
Technically, according to most definitions, all hornets are wasps. Both hornets and wasps are aggressive and can sting repeatedly, while bees are much more docile (unless their hive is threatened) and always die shortly after stinging a person. Bees perform an important service for humans by pollinating various types of plants, while wasps and hornets are mainly an annoyance.
We would recommend that if you find a beehive at a corner or area of your property which you are not frequenting, it is best not to touch it. You can find nests of bumblebees on or near the ground or under objects like rocks. Once their nesting season is over towards the beginning of winter, one should destroy the dwelling so that no other colony is formed in it the next season.
As for wasp removal with yellow jackets, one must be cautious during summers, especially in hot and humid weather. They are not just attracted to food items like meat but also the moist and salty properties of human sweat. The scent of perfumes and deodorants, as well as bright colours, also attract these wasps. They nest on or below the ground, but if you happen to find them within a crevice of the walls of your property, wasp nest removal should be left to an expert. This is because one may approach it the wrong way, and the wasps will then hibernate deeper inside the building.
Hornets, on the other hand, often nest in large paper-like structures. These nests usually hang from trees and roofs. These insects are the most aggressive when they feel their nest is disturbed, and an experienced wasp exterminator will know the right distance from which to tackle such nests.
View our resources to learn more about the pests that can inhabit the outdoors of one’s home.
Certain types of bees, such as honeybees, play a vital environmental role and are protected by law; however, if a beehive poses a viable threat to residents, it can be removed. The method of removal can vary, depending on the size and location of the nest, and what type of bees are present. We recommend contacting your local Honeybee Association to have them relocated.
The best time of year to address wasps and hornets is springtime, after the queen has established a colony but before it has had a chance to grow large. Individual adult hornets and wasps should be sprayed with insecticide and the nest should be thoroughly saturated, as well. It is best to choose an insecticide that can be delivered from a distance in a jet to avoid the possibility of dispersal.
Safe practices are the key to effective bee, hornet and wasp removal. If you are attempting to do the job yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions on the label of the insecticide you choose. Treatment should be performed at night or at dusk when all of the insects are in the nest and calm, and protective clothing such as thick, long sleeved shirts and pants and thick gloves should be worn. However, the best and safest course of action is to contact a professional Alberta pest exterminator for assistance.
Banish flying pests and reclaim your backyard. For professional wasp, hornet and bee control in Calgary, contact Cal-Rid Exterminators today.