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Hornet & Wasp Control in Calgary

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.

Wasps, hornets and bees 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. 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 in 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.

The Difference between Bees, Hornets and Wasps

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. 

Removal Methods

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. 

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.

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