Identification Of Yellowjackets And Bees

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Stinging bugs, namely wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and honeybees are widespread summertime insects. But their stings can be more than just a throbbing annoyance. A survey done by the National Pest Management Association (A nonprofit trade) reported that stinging insects are responsible for sending more than five hundred thousand people to hospitals every year. However, those with hypersensitivity to stings are at higher risk. Anyone can be affected if a significant number of stinging bugs sting at once.

A few stinging insects are bigger threats than the others. To protect your family from the sting of honeybees and yellowjacket wasps, you will first need to classify the kind of insect that may be buzzing over your home. A certified pest professional or a wasp removal team in San Antonio will help you spot a pest species and its risks. We have outlined a useful guide below to help verify the species:


  • These pests are social insects and live as colonies in hives, with 20,000 to 80,000 individuals.
  • Honeybees are not aggressive and do not search for something to attack, as they mostly maneuver from one flower to another for nectar. They are suspicious and will attack if something seems to intimidate their colony.
  • These buzzing creatures are between 1/2 – 5/8 inch in size and orangish-brown or black... 

Yellowjacket Wasps:

  • Yellowjacket wasps have a yellow and black color outline and are between 3/8 – 5/8 inches in size. 
  • These creatures live in nests built of paper cartons, which can grow to be football-sized. One nest holds several rounded paper combs, attached one below another, and enclosed with many layers. 
  • Depending on the bug type, the nest can be on plants, tree logs, or even attached to shrubs, bushes, homes, garages, or sheds.
  • Yellowjacket wasps are considered valuable insects because they control many pest insect species. Besides, these are slow to sting unless their nests are endangered. You must make sure that their nest is not located near your home or property.

Ways To Eradicate The Bees/Yellowjacket Wasps:

  • To safeguard yourself and your loved ones from the various types of stinging insects, you first need to ensure your property is free from hives and nests.
  • Take regular walks around your property and pay close attention to overhangs, eaves, the underside of porches, and decks for nests.
  • Make sure to inspect shrubs, trees, sheds, and other formations. In case you find a nest, do not try to remove it on your own. 
  • The colony can become defensive and attack you. Instead, contact an exterminator in San Antonio who will be able to shuffle or get rid of the hive safely.

It is not recommended to try removing a stinging insect nest on your own and doing so can be very unsafe. Instead, call a licensed pest professional such as Accurate Pest Control or a bee control professional in San Antonio to access your property to spot the type of stinging bug to eradicate the problem immediately.

Want to learn more about bees and wasps? Call Accurate Pest Control today!

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