Each of these singing insects is distinct, and they each find their own way into your home or outdoor living space. Aerial nests in trees, ground holes, and wall penetrations through exterior cracks and unprotected gaps are also potential nesting places.
Due to the large number of residents in the nest, overuse of goods or incorrect control methods, and the dread of getting stung and the medical risks that may arise, effective control by the homeowner is rare. All of these are good reasons to let ProPest handle wasp nest removal, bee nest removal, and other stinging insect eradication.
Color: Resemble the bumblebee except that bumblebees have dense yellow and black hairs on the abdomen, while carpenter bees have a nearly naked black, shiny abdomen
Size: Adults are about 2.54cm long
Identifying Characteristics: Shiny, black abdomen; seen hovering around weathered and unpainted woods, although they will nest in a wide range of woods, they prefer softwoods like: pine, redwood and fir
Color: Dark reddish brown with deep yellow and brown black markings on the abdomen are similar to the markings found on yellow jackets
Identifying Characteristics: Fuzzy appearance; makes loud buzzing sound when flying
Color: Brownish with yellow abdominal stripes and a pale face
Size: Up to 3.50cm
Identifying Characteristics: European hornets have a hairy thorax and abdomen. Females tend to be larger than males. Males have 7-segmented abdomens whereas females have 6. Males have-13 segmented antennae whereas females have 12 segments.
Color: Typically black and yellow pattern
Size: Adult are 9.52mm to 1.9 cm long; Queens are about 25% larger
Color: Black with pale yellow markings
Size: Adults are 2.5cm long
Color: Yellow with rusty brown or black stripes
Size: 1.5 to 1.9 cm
Identifying Characteristics: Can range from dark brown in color, with black wings and yellow markings to looking just like yellow jackets in coloration