At Bees & Pest Removal, we eliminate all types of pests that are infesting your home or business in the GTA, including a variety of flying insects.
There are many different species of wasps in Ontario. It is very important to know generally if the pests you want to get rid of are bees or wasps. Wasps and bees look somewhat alike and are often mistaken for each other, but knowing a few key features of both can be helpful in telling them apart.
Difference Between Bees, Wasps and Hornets
Bees gather pollen and nectar from flowers to take back to the hive and use as food. Wasps are carnivorous, hunting other insects or spiders, but some species also visit flowers for nectar. Bees usually have very hairy bodies and hairs on their legs or under their abdomen to help them to collect pollen. Wasps do not collect pollen, so they usually exhibit no hairs at all. Most wasps build small paper nests. Yellow jackets may build larger nests containing as many as 10,000 individual insects. Hornets are part of the wasp family, but are larger. They usually build a large, basketball-sized, paper nest.
Carpenter bees make nests by tunneling into wood. Each nest has a single entrance leading to many adjacent tunnels.
Honey bees are very important to the environment because they pollinate crops, fruit trees and flowers, but their stings can be very dangerous. Honey bees can be removed and relocated from a property without using pesticides. We are also beekeepers and provide this service. If you are interested in taking up beekeeping as a career or hobby, please contact us to learn more.