Bees and Wasps - Killroy Pest Control
Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets, Stinging Insects
While honey bees are beneficial insects, they occasionally decide to live in an attic or wall void, where they may pose a stinging threat to people and pets. People can become highly allergic to bee stings which can result in anaphylaxis and be potentially fatal. The much publicized “Killer Bees” have not yet become a problem in Northern California.
Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are frequently problems around homes and schools. The ground nesting and aerial nesting yellow jackets are especially fierce and aggressive when defending their nest, and should be left to a professional with the proper safety gear. Occasionally a homeowner will find a room full of these “bees” when a nest in an attic forms a hole through the sheetrock into the house. If these wasps are seen going in and out of an attic vent, they should be controlled by a Killroy pest management professional while wearing proper protective clothing. Foraging wasps are often pests outdoors at barbeques and picnics, where the best control method is trapping.