Generally harmless and busy with work the Honey Bee is often improperly identified as a yellow jacket or other wasp relative. Honey Bees are an endangered species and Technicians are urged by the ministry to avoid eliminating these at all cost. However, this is often compromised. Most concerns are related to swarming on houses, trees and local foliage as Honey Bees search for new territory and attempt to establish colonies close to areas ripe for pollination. Swarming lasts no more than 36 hours and in almost all cases occurs close to 300 yards from future nesting points. Honey Bees have no desire to interact with humans and unless threatened will live in harmony with our populations. theBugGuys.ca respects our environment and in only select, critical cases will theBugGuys.ca attempt to eliminate a population threatening a person, their home or belongings. In almost all cases, we advise waiting out the swarm to protect our local endangered species.
Aggressive predators Hornets are not typically interested in human interaction and tend to keep their distance. However, any technician will tell you of the protective nature of this pest and advise against threatening the hive. Hives typically are about the size of a football and are covered by a strong outside casing which protects the interior from exterior predators. Usually nests are immediately visible hanging from trees, troughs, troughs or sheds. Hornets typically feed on other insects- However, are likewise intrigued by sugars, meats and liquid food debris. Liquid pesticides cannot penetrate the hive, and only limit populations. Dust applications and preventative exterior treatments prove the most effective in controlling this pest.
Aggressive scavengers, the Wasp is a formidable foe for even the most diligent and highly trained technician. Because the control radius for wasps is so large it is almost impossible to completely eliminate this pest. However, with adequate control regiment and integrated teamwork- this pest can be controlled and limited making the threat of local infestation less possible. Sugars, meats and liquids tend to attract these intruders, and nesting can be identified easily by noting an open cone typically found along troughs, under shed roofs, awnings and eaves. Wasps are a versatile pest however, and can make their harbourage in cracks and crevices, breathers and inside troughs. Most active during the September to October seasons. Pro-active prevention is the only way to limit potential infestations.
Most Pest Control Technicians would immediately advise that Spiders are in fact not a pest. Spiders are actually predators and represent an immediate benefit to our environment. Spiders eat pests, provide a natural home defence and aside from their lack of friendly appearance are actually a valuable ally in the combat of pest intruders in your home or business.
However, most people would rather not share their space with such a nasty looking guest. Spiders are easy to control with a liquid application around the exterior of the home, and a targeted application at the interior. However, to attain the most effective results a long lasting residual is required and a professional should be used to apply this. Interior applications should be limited to target areas to ensure pesticides are safely employed.