Size: 1 inch in length.
Color: Reddish brown, sometimes orange, others with bright yellow
Habits: Nest resembles a round upside down paper comb.
Usually build in a protected location beneath soffits, corner
of windows, awnings, porches, desks and attics where they can
feed on insects. Often see hollow paper nests on outside of home
starting in the spring.
Size: 3/4—1 inch
Color: Brown with yellow stripes, fuzzy.
Habits: Aggressive when disturbed. Very active on sunny days,
returning to the nest at dusk. Nest in the ground often in old
rodent burrows. May also locate its nest inside a wall of a building
through a crack.
Size: 1—1 1/2 inch
Color: Golden brown with darker yellow stripes and markings
on thorax and abdomen.
Habits: Football shaped paper nests often built in trees or
bushes. May also nest in wall voids, attics, chimneys and on
the sides of buildings. Very aggressive, will defend nest if
disturbed. Loud vibrations from lawn mowers have been known to
cause hornets to attack.
Size: 1 inch
Color: Black with some yellow. Resemble the bumble bee but surface
of abdomen is smooth and shiny black instead of hairy.
Habits: Bore holes into wood in homes, decks and fences to lay
eggs. Produce round holes the size of a finger. Will often have
wet wood shavings “dripping” from hole. Prefer bare
wood with no paint.
Size: 1 inch
Color: Black with some yellow stripes on thorax and abdomen.
Has a hairy abdomen.
Habits: Often build their nests in the ground. Will see bees
back and forth between the nest.
GENERAL BEE/WASP INFORMATION:
Service includes the treatment of nests, outside perimeter of home and nest removal
whenever possible. With many of the
insects above specific safety precautions must be taken due to
aggressiveness. Protective clothing and special equipment is
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