Are you unable to enjoy the outdoors due to a troublesome bee or wasp nest? Call PROGRESSIVE PEST CONTROL. We have the solution for you whether it’s a yellow-jacket, wasp nest in the wall, a bald-faced hornet nest in a tree or a carpenter bee nest in your structure. Domestic consumer pesticides won’t work effectively with every type of nest and can also make the problem worse in some cases. Not to mention, the risks of approaching a large angry nest. Don’t take the chance! Call us, we can help.
There are over 18,000 species of bees and wasps in North America and unfortunately, one of those species has decided to build a nest in your neighbourhood.

COMMON SPECIES IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

 

YELLOW JACKET WASPS

  • With three species of Yellow Jackets in Southern Ontario the workers are typically 12mm long with alternating black and yellow bands on the abdomen.
  • A social insect that can become very aggressive when their nest is disturbed since they have a protect the hive mentality.
  • Nests are built with plant fiber that they chew into a paper like substance and hang from trees, shrubs, man-made structures and abandoned wildlife burrows. Nests can also be located deep in your walls entering through the smallest of cracks in your exterior structure.  

 

BALD-FACED HORNETS

  • Bald-faced hornets are a notable species of Yellow Jacket due to their large size and very painful sting.
  • A social insect that can become very aggressive when their nest is disturbed since they have a protect the hive mentality
  • Nests are built with plant fiber that they chew into a paper like substance and hang from trees, shrubs and man-made structures. Bald-faced hornets rarely set up nests in abandoned wildlife burrows and wall voids as they prefer exposed high hung nests.

CARPENTER BEES

  • Their name derives from their behaviour of burrowing into our structures to make their homes.
  • They are large robust bees that are mainly black with some yellow markings and are commonly confused with Bumble Bees
  • Humans commonly encounter Carpenter Bees as they burrow large holes into our structures to make their homes.
  • These semi-solitary bees are not very aggressive but have become of economic importance as they damage our homes and can build up quite a large colony