Bakersfield Bee & Wasp Removal
Don’t Get Stung! Call Oxley Pest Control, Inc.
We all know that bees and wasps are important to our ecosystem. While bees are responsible for pollinating plants and crops, wasps help control insect populations. However, we do not want bees and wasps making their homes on our property. Though beneficial, many people are severely allergic to bees and wasps, and some species are particularly aggressive. Even those who are not allergic often find stings to be extremely uncomfortable. If you find a beehive or wasp nest on your property, call professional Bakersfield bee and wasp removal experts like those at Oxley Pest Control, Inc. As a small local business, we can provide a fast response time, and we will be out to help you in 24 to 48 hours.
Keep your home pest-free with help from Oxley Pest Control, Inc. Contact us for a bee and wasp removal estimate in Bakersfield.
Types of Bees & Wasps
Did you know that bees and wasps belong to the same insect order as ants? It’s true! Bees and wasps are flying insects, and though they are often mistaken for each other, they are markedly different. Bees are rounder, have furry bodies, and are generally not aggressive. Bees will sting when they feel threatened, but generally speaking, they can only sting once. Bees also tend to leave people alone. They feed on the pollen and nectar of plants.
Wasps are predators that consume other insects, are leaner-looking than bees, and have smooth skin. Wasps are also significantly more aggressive than bees, and they can bite and sting repeatedly. Wasps and their subspecies, like yellow jackets, are easily agitated, and even loud noises can disturb them. If you find a wasp nest, do not attempt to remove it on your own. Instead, call Oxley Pest Control, Inc. We have the knowledge, skill, and equipment to remove wasps from your home safely.
Species of bees and wasps that are common in Bakersfield and Kern County include:
- Valley carpenter bee
- Paper wasps
- Black and yellow mud dauber
Many people are concerned with Africanized honeybees, or killer bees. While there have been sightings in Kern County, they are rare, and their attacks even more unusual. However, it is best always to seek help from a professional Bakersfield bee removal expert when dealing with any type of bee or wasp.
Where Do Bees & Wasps Nest?
Both beehives and wasp nests have a distinctive hexagonal shape in each cell structure of the hive. But, bees build their nests of beeswax, whereas wasps create a mud-like pulp from wood fiber and their saliva to construct their nests. Interestingly, worker bees build hives for their queen, while queen wasps are the ones who make their nests. Bees and wasps do not want to be disturbed, and therefore prefer sheltered areas to build their hives and nests.
You may find beehives and wasp nests in and around:
- Holes and cavities
- Eaves of your house
- Sheds and garages
There are several methods of bee and wasp control. However, the best way to eliminate bees and wasps is to make your home less appealing to them. This involves sealing up any entryways that they are utilizing and removing their food source. It is also a good idea to keep areas where they like to nest, like under the eaves of your house or in sheds and woodpiles, clean and free of debris.
Safe Removal You Can Rely On
At Oxley Pest Control, Inc., we care about the health and comfort of you and your family. We know that bees and wasps pose a significant threat and that they can significantly inhibit your ability to enjoy your outdoor spaces. All of the bee and wasp control specialists we work with are well-trained and certified in beehive and wasp nest removal. We have been proud members of the Bakersfield community for 26 years, and we even train other pest control companies in the professional removal of bees and wasps. When you want to work with the best, call us.
We want you to feel at ease in your backyard. Contact Oxley Pest Control, Inc. at (661) 270-7738. for safe, effective bee and wasp control in Bakersfield.