If there are bees or wasps anywhere in your Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex County home, extreme caution is advised. A bee, wasp, or hornet problem is a potentially dangerous situation for your family and a pest control professional should be called immediately. If a family member is allergic to a bee and is stung, the reaction might be serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital. A bad reaction can occur even if the allergy had previously been non-existent or mild. Also, an individual’s bites can worsen after repeated exposure to bites. Multiple bites are a significant health concern for the elderly and small children. Even with no adverse reaction, bee stings hurt. Even wearing full body suits and a face protector is not a 100% barrier against stings. That is how aggressive these insects become when removing them.
All too often, before contacting a pest control professional experienced in bee and wasp removal, homeowners will try to do it on their own, buying chemical sprays with lethal sounding names like “kill-em-dead” from a hardware store or supply center. The reality is that these sprays are almost never applied in the correct locations and these products wind up doing little good; most of the bee or wasp colony survives. The most challenging part of wasp and bee removal is not spraying. It is locating nests that may be deep inside the walls of a home or in the attic. Often a homeowner does not even know where the actual colony is located. All that is seen are wasps or yellow jackets flying back and forth through a crack or hole in the home. Moreover, some of the more caustic over-the-counter sprays on the market can cause harm to children and pets. A pest control professional will know exactly where to spray to reach the colony and use products that will not cause harm to your loved ones. Bee and wasp extermination and removal is best left to a pest control professional with the right protective equipment and training.
Please don’t seal the entrance hole! If you see any of these insects, which are most likely yellow jackets, flying in and out of a crack or crevice of your home, many homeowners make the terrible mistake of sealing the entrance with caulking or foam. When you seal the entrance, you’re not sealing them outside, rather you’re trapping them inside, typically by the thousands. They will work hard to find some other way out and that is often into your home through electric outlets, light fixtures, and vents. If this is done, Cowleys Pest Services can still remove the bees or wasps but the treatment is more time consuming, difficult and expensive.
To have Cowleys Pest Services assist with a bee, wasp, or hornet issue in your home, give us a call. Our services are available in Woodbridge, Edison, Lakewood, New Brunswick, Jackson, Fair Haven, Asbury Park, Howell, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and surrounding New Jersey.