Bees & Wasps in Atlantic & Cape May Counties

What to Expect After Treatment

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees have two “broods” per year, late spring and usually mid-summer, although emergence time depends on temperature. We have treated surfaces that carpenter bees tend to infest with a material that will last one complete season or at least 6 months. It takes up to two weeks to take effect especially in early spring’s cool or rainy weather. Males are aggressive, but can not sting. After two weeks and for up to 6 months if you still see carpenter bees infesting the area that we’ve treated, give us a call.

Wasps and Hornets

Your technician has treated the visible wasp and hornet nests you called us to remove. In some cases we may need to return later to remove the nest because many members of the colony are still in the field. Please do not disturb the nest after treatment. In some cases the nest is inaccessible and can not be removed by us, your technician will let you know. There may be some staining on siding and brick in some cases that we can’t remove, usually a power washer can be used to remove this staining. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are extremely aggressive in the late season, especially in warmer weather.

Ground Dwelling Wasps

There are several types of ground dwelling wasps. Most are solitary wasps (as opposed to social) and are not aggressive. Sometimes, however, yellow jackets or bumble bees will inhabit old rodent holes and can be very aggressive. We will treat a single nest or area of infestation if they are in an area where you may interact with them. Depending on the species of insect, your technician will tell you what to expect.

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