Stinging Pests Treatment

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About Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets


There are approximately 400 different bee species found in the New England area alone, and the honey bee, bumble bee, carpenter bee, and mining bees are the most commonly found. Unlike other stinging insects, bees rarely show aggression – they only sting when threatened and are often beneficial.


Wasps can vary in appearance depending on their species, but they have elongated bodies with pinched waists and are generally reddish-brown in color. Wasps can become aggressive if aggravated, especially during the fall when brood sizes are peaking.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are a type of wasp and are typically considered the most aggressive stinging insect. They are black and yellow with a thin waist and elongated wings.

European Hornets

European hornets are the most common in New England. They are large and can be intimidating – growing up to 1.5″ long – and will build their nests in houses, attics, or barns.

Bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can inflict painful stings, which may cause serious health issues for those with allergies. Wasps can also cause structural damage by digging and removing small strips of wood. Unwanted nests around your home or building cause uneasiness in your yard, and they can be very dangerous to remove yourself.

  • Painful stings
  • Structural damage
  • Dangerous to remove
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Detecting Stinging Pests

You’ll likely notice a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket nest on your property rather quickly. Stinging insects are typically found buzzing around their nests or foraging for food on flowering plants and shrubs. Although cicada killers burrow into the ground so you may not notice them until you disturb them with the lawnmower. Most insects build their nests in the corners of ceilings and in siding; however, some wasp species burrow underground.

Preventing Stinging Pests

Stinging insects are attracted to sugary substances and bright light. To help prevent them from nesting near your property, make sure to clean up food particles as soon as possible and keep fruit trees and flowering plants well-maintained. You should also consider using soft yellow bulbs for outdoor lighting.
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“Brad removed a wasp nest, he was very professional and knowledgeable.”

Art S.
Natick, MA