Different Stingers

Different Stingers

Do you know the difference between and wasp, hornet and bee? Missy Henriksen has some answers and some tips on how to avoid them.  A wasp is slender and generally not aggressive. They will however sting if messed with or when threatened. The will also gaurd their nest so beware trying to remove one. You will usually find the nest up high in trees or under eaves for instance. Do not attempt to remove the nest. You should call for professional treatment and removal.  Hornets will come out later in the summer. They look much like a wasp, but their aggression is quite different. Walk into their space? Be prepared to get stung! Hornets can also sting multiple time and the stings can be very painful. If a nest is spotted in a tree or by your house do not attempt to remove it. Again, call a professional. You can spot Honey bees around your gardens and plants as they are natures pollinators. Usually living in hollow trees and in colonies. Bumble bees are much larger and usually nest in the ground. They also have the ability to sting more than once. Carpenter bees are similar to bumble bees, but are less aggressive. They seldom sting, but can do damage to wood if not controlled. Remember if you do encounter these stinging pests, don’t swat at them or provoke them in any way.