Bees, wasps and hornets are social insects found in West Michigan and all along the Lakeshore

Bees, Wasps & Hornets
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Honey Bees
The honeybee is one of the world's most beneficial insects. Many farm crops are dependent on pollination from these bees. The only problem is that occasionally they move their nest into the walls of your house. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to safely remove them and they usually need to be destroyed unless a bee-keeper agrees to try.

Bumble Bees
Bumble Bees are large fuzzy black & yellow bees that very rarely attack man. They like to nest in the ground, but will also nest in wall voids. Generally considered a valuable pollinator, it can become a nuisance depending on where the nest is located.

Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees in appearance but are totally different in their habits. They nest by drilling 3/8” holes into wood siding and eaves. If you see this large bee hovering around the eaves of your house in the spring, you can bet its holes are nearby. Leave this bee unchecked and it will do damage to wood siding that is hard to repair.

Yellow Jackets
Everyone should be familiar with this bee. It is the one that likes to join our picnics in the late summer. Most people that get stung are usually stung by Yellow Jackets. Yellow Jackets over-winter as a queen that begins a new nest in the spring. By July, the nest is large enough to become noticeable and its occupants can be aggressive. all voids or roof peaks.

Bald-Faced Hornets
These are large black & white bees that have no sense of humor. Just getting close to their large pear shaped nest is cause for them to attack. Their sting is very painful and, as with the Yellow Jacket nest, should be treated by a professional.

Brown and slender, these slow-flying insects congregate around roof peaks in large numbers in spring and fall. They will build an open cell nest just about anywhere that is protected from the elements. Somewhat aggressive, they will attack when their nest is disturbed.


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  • Avatar kay n Help!! The back side of my wooden house faces west, and is being burrowed into by yellow jackets. What to do?
    May 25, 2007 by kay n | Posted in Garden & Landscape

    I have noticed a saw dust on the back deck and in the flower beds, and have stood to watch the yellow jackets creating a nest in the wood between the eaves and the house roof. How can I stop the invasion, with a product that will work effectively and keep them from returning?

    • The best thing would be top call an exterminator. Insects like this can and do give multiple stings and can cause antiphalytic shock which can cause death. It sounds like you are dealing with more than one insect. and that is dangerous.

  • Avatar KS Sealing siding after yellow jacket extermination?
    Aug 15, 2013 by KS | Posted in Other - Home & Garden

    I had yellow jackets inside my wood siding. I had an exterminator come and take care of them (Carbaryl dust) a few weeks ago. Zero activity since then, however, I recently discovered a mass grave of yellow jackets in m … to seal the siding on the outside and do something on the inside. Does anyone know what the best way to do both of these are? I need to prevent them and any other pests from getting in. Thanks for everyone's thoughts!

    • "Great Stuff" expandable foam. Squirt a little in the hole and it will expand and seal it. Look carefully at the hole you need to seal up. If it's a large gap then you want the stuff that is designed to fill la …hing important. It sticks and doesn't come off. If you get it on your hands you'll be wearing it until new skin replaces the old skin with the foam on it.

      Best of luck with your problem.