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Bess?Wasps/ Hornets in NJ

Bees/Wasps/Hornets in NJ

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As you are looking through the internet, you will see many people asking about the differences between bees, wasps, and hornets in NJ by posing many questions such as differences between hornet vs wasp or wasp vs bee, hornet vs bee, or wasp vs yellow jacket.

In this short page, we will tell you all you need to know about Bees/Wasps/Hornets in NJ.

CAUTION!  It is much safer to hire a bee exterminator than to try to attempt to remove a nest yourself.

BUMBLE BEES
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Color: Black with yellow stripes.

Size: 1 inch

Habits: Visit flowers to collect pollen and nectar. Buzz loudly when disturbed.

Habitat: Normally nests in the ground but sometimes invades buildings and nests in attics or soffits.

Threat: Can sting but normally won’t unless the nest is disturbed.

Prevention: Stay away from flowers when bees are active.

CARPENTER BEES
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Color: Yellow and black.

Size: 1 inch

Habits: Visit flowers to collect pollen in the spring. Bore into the wood to create nests. Lay eggs in nests and provision them with pollen balls. Active mainly in May and June. Over winter in the nest. A male and female work as a couple to create and provision a nest.

Habitat: Bore into the undersides of softwoods. Fascia boards and decking can be attacked. The holes are approximately 3/8 inch in diameter. Tend to ignore painted and stained wood.

Threat: Not a public health threat. Will sting but only if provoked. Can damage wood if reinfestation occurs year after year.

Prevention: Contact a New Jersey Pest Professional if you feel there is a re-infestation.

HONEY BEES
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Color: Golden-yellow with brown bands.

Size: ½ inch

Habits: Collect nectar and pollen from flowering plants and bring it to the colony. Honey is produced to feed the larvae. Colonies may contain upwards of 100,000 workers. Bees are necessary for the pollination of many crops.

Habitat: Found in open areas visiting flowering plants. Colonies live in man-made hives or hollow trees or in voids of buildings.

Threat: Honey bees sting but only sting once. Some people are highly allergic to bee stings.

Prevention: Do not bother bees. Stay away from flowers when bees are visiting them. If the bees are nesting in a building, the honey should also be removed or other scavenger insects will find it and infest it.

HORNETS
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Color: Brown with orange stripes.

Size: 1-1/4 inches

Habits: Collect other insects to feed to larvae. Make large paper nests. Only new queens over winter. Very aggressive.

Habitat: Nests in hollow trees, wall voids, and attics.

Threat: Sting is very painful

Prevention: No practical methods of preventing nest building.

SOLITARY WASPS
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Color: Varies.

Size: Varies.

Habits: This group is diverse but has in common there is no social structure.

Habitat: The group includes: * Paper wasps (they build the upside umbrellas under eaves) * Mining bees (they bore into fences or bare ground and provision each hole with an egg and food for the larva) * Cicada killers (They are the really big wasps making holes in the ground) * Siricids (The bore into freshly cut wood and may emerge in new buildings but they don’t reinfest).

Threat: The paper wasps sting readily. Mining bees and Cicada killers can sting but won’t unless grabbed. Siricids can’t sting.

Prevention: There are really no preventative measures available for any of these solitary wasps. Sometimes pesticides are applied to surfaces that historically have been attacked to prevent new infestations.

YELLOW JACKETS
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Color: Black and yellow.

Size: 1/2 inch.

Habits: Social insects which live in colonies numbering in the thousands. Very aggressive and sting repeatedly. Collect insects during the summer to feed larvae in the nest. In late summer and early fall, the adults seek out sugars which is why they arrive at picnics.

Habitat: Most live in the ground but some may nest in wall voids and attics. Occasionally aerial nests which look like gray, paper foot balls in trees, are built.

Threat: All species sting repeatedly and are aggressive.

Prevention: There are no practical measures to prevent nest building.

What is the difference between a wasp and a hornet nest?

Hornets tend to surround their nests with a paper shell while wasps tend to leave it open.

which is worse a hornet or wasp sting?

Hornets sting in general are more painful to humans than other wasp species, because of a large amount of acetylcholine. Swarms of hundred of hornets can be deadly but in general, one or two stings from hornets or wasps are associated with allergic reactions.

What are Mud daubers?

Mud daubers are common solitary wasps with narrow waists. They tend to be looking for shelters in shady areas with gardens. Mud daubers are good to have in your gardens as they help control spiders and they do not tend to sting unless extremely bothered.

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HORNETS
PEST CONTROLHornets are insects, the largest eusocial wasps. There are different types of controls to get rid of hornets.

Practical Non-Chemical Hornet Control, Natural Hornet Control,Hornet Nest Removal,Hornet Nest Removal,Get Professional Help for Hornets Nest Removal.Keeping garbage cans sealed, clean, and taking garbage out regularly should help get rid of hornets. Vinegar apparently makes a good bait for water traps designed to capture and get rid of hornets. There is another type of non-chemical trap that is useful for getting rid of hornets, and it’s called a Queen trap.Mechanical extermination outdoors is not a recommended means of getting rid of hornets, but it is a good way to get rid of hornets indoors. The Queen Trap is the more complicated trap, and is a modification of a previous do-it-yourself trap.


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