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Generally, bees and all types of wasps and yellow jackets tend to focus primarily on scavenging. They mainly target other insects in their predatory attacks and seldom attack people unless their primal fear is triggered nearby. So if you’ve noticed bees or wasp hornets anywhere around your home, don’t wait until they have become a danger to you before you decide to remove them. When they choose to attack, they’re likely to release pheromones to alert the rest of the colony of potential danger. Whether it’s a whole nest of wasps, a hive full of bees, or just a handful of hornets, one angry wasp or bee can unexpectedly inflict serious harm.

The instance we spot a beehive or wasp hornet on your property, the first thing we think of is personal safety. Both wasps and bees sting, which is painful, usually requiring medical attention. We also know that wasps are typically aggressive and can sting multiple times.

But have you ever stopped to think why and how those insects make their way into homes in the first place? If you come across a wasp hornet or, in extreme cases, a beehive on your property, you probably have a serious pest control problem.

Can Wasps Damage Your Home?

The most obvious answer is yes. Beehives, yellow jackets, and wasp hornets can cause serious damage to your home and property. There are several wasp species, but the most destructive are wood and horntail wasps that are likely to cause the most extensive damage if they make a nest in your home. Therefore, you need to be wary of these two types of wasp species.

Typically, these wasps build their nests on the roof, ceiling, or other parts of your home. They may also nestle somewhere in the backyard, on the fence, or even on your outdoor furniture. The bigger and damper the nest grows, the more destructive it becomes. Eventually, your ceiling will become weaker and susceptible to moisture. If not taken care of, the ceiling will be wholly damaged.

Wasps can also eat away at different surfaces. They may do it to access warmer areas of your attic or find suitable places to lay eggs. The last thing you want to deal with is a weakened ceiling structure which is the most probable outcome when the insects chew on the ceiling materials. If they manage to sneak through such minor entry points, then other pests like bees, termites, and rats will eventually find their way in too. However, if you can detect them early enough, you’ll be able to preserve your home and avoid costly repairs caused by wasp hornets.

How Do Wasp Hornets Get Into Homes?

Wasps use wood fiber to make their hornets or nests. They don’t usually tunnel their way into homes like other insects like wood-boring beetles. Mostly, they will enter your home through an existing hole. Even if a wasp hornet gradually results in property damage, their presence can signal another current problem like broken roof shingles or damaged rain gutters.

If left for long, hornets can cause wood damage to the affected area. The bigger the hornet grows and absorbs moisture, the more it can develop dampness to your home. That’s why you need to remove any hornets you may have found on your property.

Importance Of Removing Bee And Wasp Hornets

Wasp hornets may not cause extensive property damage, at least not instantly. The deterioration may be gradual. Similarly, a beehive on your property may mean a significant danger to your household since it can sting at the slightest provocation. The sting of a bee is dangerous and painful and may turn into a severe medical condition. That’s why you need to keep your family safe and keep your property from any damage the moment you notice any tell-tale signs of a bee or wasp infestation. You cannot avoid a potential wasp or bee sting if you have their hornets nestling somewhere within your home.

Bees or wasp hornets can be such a nuisance as they may drive your family away from certain sections of your home. For example, it can be difficult to access your garage, backyard, or garden shed without attracting their wrath, depending on where they’ve set up their nests. So to ensure the safety of your entire household, let us help you professionally remove the offending hornets from your property. The reason why you should leave it to the professionals is that honey bees are a legally protected species, and it is illegal to kill them, especially with pesticides outrightly. But bees and wasp hornets removal companies are better placed to handle the beehives professionally and give them to licensed beekeepers without killing the bees.

Avista is here to help!

If you spot a wasp hornet or beehive on your property, give us a call immediately. The sting of a bee or wasp can be painful, no doubt about that. But a colony of those insects sharing the same living space with you is dangerous to imagine. If you have children, pets, or a family member who are allergic to a wasp sting, you need to ensure they don’t end up with a sting.

Besides the potential health risk these insects pose to your household, they can also cause significant property damage to your home, which can be costly in the long run. Contact Avista Pest Control today to schedule a home inspection.

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