As summer comes into full swing, you’ll notice more yellow and black flying pests in the air! These pests are known as bees and wasps. There are different types of bees and wasps all over the world. They come in different sizes too. Most often these pests look similar in size, but they are entirely different. In general, bees and wasps positively contribute to the environment. They are an excellent source of organic pest control in crops, farms, and gardens. However, they can be dangerous to animals and humans in certain occasions.
The sting caused by bees and wasps can cause mild to severe allergic reactions, which can even lead to death. If you want to keep your family safe from these harmful stings, you should understand some valuable information on bees and wasps.
Bees measures approximately 2.5 centimeters long with a hairy trunk, while wasps can vary in size with shiny and smooth bodies. Bees have massive colonies when compared to wasps. Bees can also have populations of around 75,000 while wasps have smaller colonies of only around 10,000. Bees maintain hives while queen wasps build nests.
Wasps are generally not aggressive unless their nests are threatened. They usually make their nest near human houses, which can pose a threat to human health. On the other hand, bees have larger colonies that can be very messy to remove.
Both wasp and bee stings are painful and can cause death if proper precautions are not taken in cases of severe allergies. If you suspect large colonies of bees or wasps near your home, contact our team at Advantage Pest Control. Do not attempt to manage them on your own as they may see this as an attack. Contact us, your pest control experts in Toronto for support.