Wasps/Hornets/Bees

HiveWasps and Hornets: Predatory Wasps and Hornets are found in many different shapes and colors.  They can rang from 1/4 of an inch to much longer.  These are the wasps most often met by people.  Most sting, some being considerably aggressive, will pursue someone they perceive as a threat.  Many will nest on the side of houses, in trees and bushes.  Some, such as the Yellow Jacket may build large colonies in holes in the ground.

Treatment for Wasps and Hornets:  A American Pest Control offer a treatment that will eliminate wasps nesting on your home.  The service consists of a power spray of the outside of the structure and comes with a 60 day warranty.

Ryans-NemesisBees:  Although very beneficial to the environment, bees can be an issue when they invade a home.  Although typically nonaggressive, bees can pose the risk of stinging people who they perceive as a threat to their hive.

Treatment for Bees:  To help the issue of declining bee populations, A American no longer offers treatments for these pests.  If you have an issue with bees, please contact our office and we will be happy to refer you to a company that can assist you, while saving the bees.

Carpenter Bees:  A cousin of the honey bee, Carpenter Bees appear more threatening than Xylocopa virginica - Eastern Carpenter Beethey really are.  Larger than most bees, they tend to be dark in color and live more singularly than their hive dwelling kin.  Carpenter Bee activity is found in areas where wood is exposed such as fence boards, patios, eaves, doors and windowsills.  The female bores into the wood leaving holes typically about 1/2 inch in diameter and resembling a drill hole.  Although the females can sting, they are not inclined to do so unless threatened.  They will buzz around people and animals sometimes coming very close, even bumping right into you.

Treatment for Carpenter Bees:  While they typically do not do the same level of damage  that Termites or Carpenter Ants may cause, Carpenter Bees are considered a wood destroying insect.  The damage to a structure is considered more cosmetic many times than harmful.  Treatment of these pests consists of a power spray of the exterior of the structure.  The cost for this service starts at $250.00 and comes with a one year warranty.