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Bees & Wasps

Bees and wasps are beneficial insects, but their ability to sting and disrupt outdoor activities makes them real pests. Our pest control professionals have the expertise to perform an inspection of your property, looking for situations that are likely to attract stinging insects to your home. We will then determine how best to prevent future infestations, as well as safely eliminate the current infestation.

However, before getting stinging insect control and nest removal, it is important to distinguish between bees and wasps, since each requires a specific treatment method. 


Common Types of Bees & Wasps in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida is home to a variety of bees, wasps, and hornets. Here are some common species you might encounter:

1. Bees

  • Honeybees: Widely distributed and important pollinators.

  • Bumblebees: Known for their large size and distinctive buzzing sound.


2. Wasps

  • Paper Wasps: Recognized for their paper-like nests, these are common and can be aggressive if their nest is disturbed.

  • Mud Daubers: Build nests from mud and are generally solitary wasps.

  • Yellowjackets: Recognized for their aggressive behavior, yellowjackets build papery nests and can be particularly territorial if their nest is threatened.


3. Hornets

  • Bald-faced Hornets: Recognizable by their black and white coloring, they build large paper nests.

  • European Hornets: An introduced species with a large size and distinct brown and yellow coloration.

Hearing Buzzing Sounds? Contact our Pest Professionals at APE Pest Control for a FREE quote today!

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