Tips On Removing Winged Pests From Your Property

If you've realized that you have a few flying insects hovering and buzzing in or around your home, they are generally nothing to be too concerned about. If the number grows, and you start seeing more and more, it could be a sign of a major infestation. The main concern is how to approach a bee or wasp issue. Most winged pests sting when they bite and their venom can trigger an allergic response in some people. Being stung by the masses can be deadly. It's important to carefully approach winged pest removal by knowing the facts first.

Honey Bees

While very pesky and dangerous to some people, the honey bee is also one of the most beneficial of all flying insects. According to the Clemson Cooperative Extension, honey bees contribute at least 10 billion dollars each year to crop and plant production through pollination. This means that every effort should be made to preserve the longevity of the bee. Hiring a professional beekeeper to come out and evaluate the situation should be the first priority. He will be able to correctly identify that you indeed have a bee problem and hopefully safely and effectively move the colony. If not, you may have to destroy the colony. Honey bees can be dangerous, so you should never attempt to destroy a large group on your own. They can swarm and overpower you in minutes. As a last resort, call a professional exterminator to control or eliminate the bees.


Wasps are identified initially by their long, dark bodies, and their clear wings and pinched waists. They become a nuisance when they begin to build their nests on screens, or just inside your home or outbuilding. Removing a wasps' nest can be done by purchasing an over-the-counter spray to destroy the nest. If you see a large number of wasps flying in or out of your home, there could be a potentially large nest inside your drywall or plaster. Calling a professional pest control company is recommended.


Hornets are a reddish-brown in appearance, pesky insect that can produce a very painful sting if disturbed. That is why you should never approach a hornets' nest or try to remove it during the daytime when the hornets are busy working in and out of the nest. Many people try to remove a nest at night—when all of the hornets have returned to the nest and the chances of eradicating them completely is the most successful. Because eliminating them can be challenging and dangerous if you're bitten, calling a pest control pro is your best bet.

Yellow Jackets

When identifying a yellow jacket, they have some distinct features that stand out among other similar winged insects. Their identifying factor is their bright yellow markings that contrast nicely against their black bodies. Unlike many other similar insects, they often make their nests on or near the ground. This makes pets and small children a prime target for getting bit. Calling in a pro to evaluate the extent of the infestation and to correctly identify the yellow jacket is the best way for a successful destruction of the species.

Removing bees and other insects from your property starts with proper identification. From there, professional assistance, from a company like Anthony's Bee Removal Co., is almost always needed to safely and effectively eradicate the insects.