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SECURITY PEST ELIMINATION

Serving Eastern Mass Since 1993

1-800-362-2687

 

Bee & Wasp Removal Services

european paperwasp nest

Paper Wasps

We eliminate all types of wasps and bees and can quickly solve wasp nest and bee problems from your home, yard or business.  We 100% guarantee all our bee, wasp & hornet removal work.

 

Carpenter Bees
Yellow Jackets
Bumble Bees
Bald-faced Hornets
Paper Wasps
Digger Wasps
Digger Bees
European Hornets
Cicada Killers
Mud Dauber Wasps

 

Differences between Bumble Bees & Carpenter Bees

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

The carpenter bee has a shiny upper abdomen, while the bumble bee has fuzzy hairs.
The carpenter bees are all the same same, but bumble bees have varying sizes.

The carpenter bee hovers around the upper rooflines of your house and flies in a quick erratic manner. The bumble bee flies around near the ground in a graceful manner.

The carpenter bee drills 1/2 inch entrance holes in the upper trims of your house with y branching tunnels extending 8 inches each. They live inside these tunnels and lay new eggs inside. If left alone, woodpeckers will eventually find them and severely damage your fascia or trim boards in the process. Sometimes you can hear them drilling and see the sawdust falling down.

Carpenter bee

Carpenter Bee Size

Carpenter Bee Damage

Carpenter Bee Damage

Yellow Jackets – Wasps

Eastern Yellow Jackets average about 1/2 inch long, but the late hatching new queens can be 1 inch long. They have alternating black and yellow stripes. They’re not as hairy as bees. Their wings are a smoky brown color. Yellow jackets build nests in many areas; chipmunk burrows, hollowed logs or stumps, stone walls, under or inside eaves and inside wall voids of our homes. The nests they build inside your walls can become very large by late summer. Many people are unaware of there presence until the cold weather starts driving them into the house. Yellow Jackets, like most wasps, can sting repeatedly, and will do so when threatened. The females are the only ones with stingers. Yellow jackets are the most common problem stinging pest in Massachusetts. They also cause the most cases of allergic reactions.

Some of the worst cases of attacks have happened when someone unknowingly runs a lawnmower over a chipmonk burrow that has been taken over by a large underground yellow jacket hive.  They will swarm out and attack you from behind. Another, unfortunate incident happens when someone is using electric hedge trimmers trimming a shrub or bush and stumbles upon a large yellow jacket hive, or bald-faced hornet nest hidden inside. This will also cause them to swarm out and attack the person closest to the shrub. Remember to always look inside bushes and shrubs for round paper hives before trimming. Also, remember to check your lawn to see if there are any areas where yellow jackets are coming out of the ground before mowing the lawn.

Caution: If you see yellow jackets going into a small hole in the side of your house and you can not see the hive, DO NOT SEAL UP THE HOLE or SPRAY A PESTICIDE INTO THE HOLE. This will only drive them into the house. Aerosol pesticides that you buy are extremely repellant and the wasps will just travel through the walls and between the floors looking for new ways out away from the treatment. You will then have yellow jackets coming into the house for up to 2 weeks. We use special dusts that will not cause this problem.

Yellow Jacket side view

Yellow Jacket side view

Yellow Jacket top view

Yellow Jacket top view

 

Bald-faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets can quickly build large grey or brownish paper nests. They are large hornets and are very aggressive. When their hive is threatened they will swarm after the attacker. They are smarter than yellow jackets and will chase you clear across the property. A bee suit is highly recommended for bald-faced hornet removal work. Its not uncommon for someone to even be stung through a bee suit. Multiple hornets will try to attack you in a small concentrated sensitive area. This way they can do the most damage. These are New England’s most feared stinging insects. 

bald-faced hornet close up
Bald-faced Hornet Close-up

Bald Faced Hornet
Bald-faced Hornet

bald-faced hornet nest
Bald-faced Hornet Hive

 

Sand Burrowing Ground Wasps & Digger Bees

There are many species of digger wasps and digger bees. The black and silver type can be seen flying low in figure eight patterns above sand lots. They will bury their eggs into the sand and then cover over the holes with sand. There are digger bees that will have interconnected tunnels under leaves in a garden or lawn area. There are also the large colorful digger wasps that make their large 1/3 inch wide tunnels in hard packed soil areas like along our walkways. When found these wasps should be promptly dealt with before they have a chance to multiply and spread.

digger wasp digger wasp
digger wasp digger wasp
digger wasp digger wasp

Images of other Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Paper wasp

Paper Wasp

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

European Hornet Sideview

European Hornet 1.25 inches long

 

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Wasp and Bee Removal to all of Eastern MA and Southern NH

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Metro West & North Shore Towns We Service for
Wasp Nest & Bee Removal Services

Cambridge MA,  Arlington MA,  Lexington MA,  Belmont,  Somerville MA,
Burlington MA, Woburn MA, Winchester MA, Wilmington, Stoneham MA,
Acton MA,   Boxborough MA,   Carlisle MA,  Concord MA,   Westford  MA,
Chelmsford MA, Hudson MA, Boxboro MA, Maynard MA, Stow, Ayer MA,
Newton MA, Newton Highlands MA, West Newton MA, Chestnut Hill MA,
Lowell MA, Tewksbury MA, Tyngsboro MA, Pepperell MA, Dunstable MA,
Waltham MA,  Watertown MA,  Weston MA, Wayland MA,  Lincoln MA,
Framingham MA, Hopkinton MA, Natick MA, Holliston MA, Ashland MA,
Everett MA,   Malden MA,   Medford MA,  Wakefield MA,   Melrose MA,
Brighton MA, Charlestown MA, West Cambridge MA, West Medford MA,
Littleton MA,   Groton MA,   Marlborough MA,   Shirley MA,  Ashby MA,
Dracut MA, Billerica MA, Bedford MA, Reading MA, North Reading MA,
Gloucester MA,  Beverly MA,  Rockport MA,  Essex MA,  Manchester MA,
Newburyport, Amesbury MA, Merrimac, Newbury MA, W.Newbury MA,
Salisbury MA, Byfield MA, Rowley MA, Georgetown MA, Groveland MA,
Danvers MA,  Boxford MA,  Hamilton MA,  Ipswich MA,  Topsfield MA,
Andover MA, Bradford , North Andover MA, Haverhill MA, Lawrence MA,
Marblehead MA, Salem MA, Swampscott MA, Nahant MA, Peabody MA,
Saugus MA, Middleton, Andover MA, Lynnfield MA, Lynn, Methuen MA

South Shore Area Towns We Service for
Bee & Wasp Removal Services

Cohasset MA,  Braintree MA,  Avon MA,  Holbrook MA, Randolph MA,
Quincy MA, Milton MA, Brookline MA, Dorchester MA, Hyde Park MA,
Walpole MA, Foxboro MA, Norwood MA, Needham MA, Wellesley MA,
Abington, Dedham MA, Dover MA, Stoughton MA, W.Bridgewater MA,
Franklin MA,  Medfield MA,  Medway,  Millis MA,  Middleborough MA,
Brockton MA,  Canton MA,  Sharon MA,  Bridgewater MA,  Hanson MA,
Scituate MA, Duxbury MA, Kingston MA, Rockland, E. Bridgewater MA,
Hingham MA,  Norwell MA,  Hull, Hanover MA,  Carver, Pembroke MA,
Marshfield MA,  Plymouth MA, Plympton MA, Halifax MA,  Norfolk MA

Boston Area Towns We Service for
Bee & Wasp Nest Removal

South Boston MA,  South End Boston, Chelsea MA,  Jamaica Plain MA,
Boston MA, Roslindale MA, East Boston MA, Revere MA, Winthrop MA

Central Massachusetts Towns We Service for
Bee & Wasp Nest Removal

Worcester MA,  Auburn MA,  Shrewsbury MA, Paxton MA, Princeton MA,
Harvard MA, Bolton MA, Lunenburg MA, Clinton MA, Northborough MA,
Fitchburg MA,  Leominster MA,  Lancaster MA,  Sterling MA,  Berlin MA,
Southborough MA, Westboro MA, Grafton MA, Boylston MA, Upton MA,
Milford MA,  Mendon MA,  Hopedale MA,  Millville MA,  Blackstone MA,
Ashburnham MA,  Hubbardston,  Westminster  MA,  West  Boylston  MA,
Douglas MA,   Millbury  MA,  Northbridge  MA,  Sutton  MA,  Oxford MA,
Charlton  MA,  Dudley  MA,  Spencer  MA,  Uxbridge MASS,  Gardner MA

 

 

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