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Yellow Jackets

The yellow jacket is a type of wasp, and they tend to be fairly aggressive. In most cases, they have a

black and yellow color pattern that is quite distinctive. However, not all of them have this pattern. In fact, some of them are red and black, and others are black and white. They are fairly small, and only around half an inch long. The queen is somewhat longer with a length of around 0.75 inches.

Carpenter Bees

These  bees can cause serious damage to your home if you do not seek carpenter bee treatment, and that’s because they burrow into the wood of your house. They have a distinct appearance, and their abdomen is black in color. However, their thorax and head is yellow. The insects can sting, but they typically do not do so unless they are threatened. Get in touch with us today for bee removal.

Paper Wasps

There are many different types of these wasps, and their color pattern varies considerably. They’re usually not particularly aggressive, and they can have a mahogany or reddish color. However, others have yellow and black markings.

Ground Bees And Ground Wasps

The term “ground bees” can be used to describe any bee (or wasp) that burrows beneath the soil and makes a nest underground. Commonly, ground bees are wasps, bumble bees, miner bees, or sweat bees. Yellow jackets are a form of ground wasp, and they’re aggressive enough to warrant immediate wasp removal. However, other species are generally not aggressive toward humans. Eastern cicada killers can cause damage to lawns, and sometimes can be considered as pests.

The cicada killer has a black abdomen with yellow markings, and the wings have an orange tint. They are around an inch and a half long. The great golden digger wasp is around an inch long, and it’s black and orange in color.

Bumble Bees

The bumblebee has a large and plump appearance and is also fuzzy. This type of insect is black and yellow in color, and they do not tend to sting unless they feel threatened. Contact us for bee removal today!

Prevention & Tips

How To Prevent Bee & Wasps In California

When possible, it is best to avoid causing harm to bees by discouraging them from entering your home in the first place. Several diseases have greatly reduced the bee population, threatening their ability to pollinate our crops consistently. Some things you can do to prevent bee problems and infestations include:

  • Avoid using sweet fragrances, especially outdoors.

  • Dispose of leftover food and drinks after outdoor activities.

  • Clear yard debris that could provide suitable nesting locations.

  • Water less in summer months and water later in the evening because they are less active.

  • Hire a pest control company in Modesto to regularly maintain your property and avoid infestations

Most bees will not sting unless threatened, but by discouraging them from loitering around your home, you can greatly reduce the chances of contact.

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