It’s hard to tell the difference between bees, wasps, and hornets when you’re running away from them! Most people don’t care what the difference is because they just want to avoid a getting a bee sting. That’s understandable. But with a little more information you’ll know how to handle each of these pesky insects better.
Though there are many types of bees and wasps and hornets in Canada, they all come from the same insect family: hymenoptera. This order of insect has over 130,000 different species, which includes bees, wasps, hornets, sawflies and ants.
The name originates from two Ancient Greek words: Hymen (means membrane) and Pteron (means wing). All of these insects share a similar anatomy. Their bodies are made up of three parts; a head, thorax and an abdomen. Bee and wasp removal starts with learning about your pest problem and finding a Toronto Pest control company that can help you get rid of them.
Getting Rid of Bees, Wasps and Hornets
In order to get rid of wasps, bees and hornets it’s a good idea to know which one you’re dealing with. While they have a similar anatomy, bees typically look furry and have a rounder shape while wasps and hornets appear shiny and thin.
Most types of bees are herbivores that harvest pollen and eat sweet foods. Wasps and hornets, on the other hand, can be omnivorous and may eat other insects’ larva. Sometime they’re even used as a natural pest control solution for other pests! Farmers use them to get rid of pests like aphids and other parasites that damage crops.
Though they can be beneficial, if bees, wasps or hornets are hanging around your home or yard, it’s best to call a professional Toronto pest control company to handle the bee and wasp removal. It can be dangerous if you don’t know how to handle them.
The last thing you want is a bee or wasp nest in your backyard when you have your friends over for a BBQ. Wasps and bees can be fascinating creatures, but they are also dangerous. You’re better off getting help than dealing with unwanted bee stings!
Call Magical Pest Control at if you’re experiencing problems with wasps and bees. You can also fill out our contact form. We offer free same-day inspections, and will get to the bottom of your problem immediately.