People have always found it difficult to differentiate between bees, wasps and hornets in Singapore. While these insects may have many common traits, such as their yellow and black striped bodies, they are very different from each other and should be quickly identified so that the most effective pest control methods can be employed to eradicate the problem. This is especially important if you are allergic to a bee, hornet or wasp sting, as an allergic reaction can sometimes proof to be fatal. At Pest Control Singapore, our staff are trained to in all kinds of pest control services and can be counted upon to solve any bee related problems.
How to Tell Them Apart?
Bees generally have a hairy and sturdy body, which allows them to easily carry pollen from flower to flower. They are herbivorous and attack humans only when they feel threatened. Their stings are usually used to sting other bees, but when used on humans, the sting does not come out easily when the bees try to leave. In such cases, the bees die from trauma of having their stings removed from their bodies. Their live in bee hives which are characterised by their sturdy structure and numerous holes on their surface.
Wasps have a more streamlined body with a narrower waist than bees. They are omnivorous, capable of feeding on pollen as well as caterpillars and they swarm around humans to scavenge for food. They are very aggressive and their bodies are engineered for hunting, allowing them to sting repeatedly, unlike bees. A wasp’s nest appears as a grey structure that resembles a paper lantern, with an entrance at its bottom.
Hornets are a subspecies of wasps and are mostly larger than the standard wasp, growing up to 5.5 centimetres in size. They are highly aggressive, omnivorous insects that are likely to appear in areas with many humans to source for food. They are capable of stinging repeatedly when threatened. Like wasps, their nests are also made of a paper substance, resembling a wasp’s nest.
What to Do if I have a Bee, Wasp or Hornet Problem?
Suspect you have a bee hive or wasp nest nearby? First, you should identify which insect is flying around your home. If you are sure that your house is being invaded by bees, you may choose to leave the situation alone as bees are generally harmless unless provoked. However, if you would prefer to eradicate the problem, you should not, under any circumstances, poke at a beehive or attack the bees without professional help. This may anger the bees and cause them to attack you or innocent residents that live near you as well. Instead, the best course of action is to contact the Singapore pest management company to undertake the task of pest removal.
Similarly, if you have a wasp or hornet problem, the best course of action is still to contact a pest control service. Disturbing a hornet or wasp nest may result in devastating consequences as these insects are very aggressive and would not hesitate to sting repeatedly. Their streamlined bodies allow them to fly at faster speeds than bees, but are still easy to outrun. Unfortunately, by the time you outrun them, you would have already received a few painful stings from them.
Why Top Pest Control?
As a leading company in pest control services, Top Pest Control is well-prepared to handle cases of bee infestations, hornet invasions and wasp control. Top Pest Control engages a team of well-trained experts that understand the behaviours of these insects and are able to provide finely tailored solutions for every situation. Our industry professionals will solve your bee, hornet and wasp infestation problems with the most effective methods, leaving you satisfied with our high quality and affordable services.
Enquire about our Bee, Wasp and Hornet Control Services
Worry that your home may be invaded by bees, wasps or hornets? Need to remove a bee hive or hornet’s nest? Call us at (+65) 6589 8835 to speak with our highly trained industry professionals for more advice and information about our pest control service packages.