With the recent discovery of a yellow jacket nest the size of a small SUV in Central Florida, there is an increased concern over keeping family members safe from dangerous wasp attacks. Original Willie the Bee Man can help with his services that include wasp removal in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida. If you encounter a large or small wasp nest at your home, your safest bet is to walk away and call The Original Willie the Bee Man at 561.571.2337 to schedule an appointment.
The most important thing to keep in mind when encountering a wasp nest is that wasps are often unpredictable. It does not take much to set off a swarm if they feel that impending danger is around. Therefore, your best bet is to provide a wide berth between you and any nest you may stumble upon to avoid putting yourself in harm’s way.
More of a Nuisance than a Hazard
There are several types of wasps native to our area. Some are extremely dangerous, while others are harmless and are more of a nuisance unless they feel threatened. Take the mud dauber for instance. This wasp is relatively harmless unless you try to handle it. The female will often build its mud nest on the exterior of your home. These small nests often leave a permanent stain on your homes exterior. In spite of this, the mud dauber does have a beneficial purpose; it eats spiders, particularly dangerous black widows.
Another relatively harmless wasp is the paper wasp, provided you do not try to catch or disturb their nests. They are one of the beneficial varieties of insects because they feed on beetle larvae and caterpillars. However, if they decide to build a nest in a high-traffic area around your home, such as a doorway or your children’s play area, you need to act fast. If they feel threatened, paper wasps will emit a pheromone that will signal other wasps to answer their call for help and trigger a swarm. This can result in multiple painful wasp stings. One call to The Original Willie the Bee Man at 561.571.2337 assures that you and your family will be safe from painful and potentially dangerous stings.
When to Proceed with Caution
Yellow jackets and hornets are extremely dangerous and aggressive. Nests the size of the yellow jacket nest that was found this summer could easily hold millions of worker bees and thousands of queens. That type of nest is an anomaly, as most nests do not become that big, but even smaller nests present a danger. Yellow jackets will often build nests underground near trees and shrubs or in hedges. They may also be found on buildings and ledges. Hornet nests are often found in trees or sheltered areas such as eaves around your home.
Just as the paper wasp, if yellow jackets or hornets feel threatened, they will emit a pheromone that will signal a swarm to attack. In some cases, this could prove deadly, as multiple stings may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals who may have never been allergic before. The rule of thumb is to never attempt to remove one of these nests on your own. For this type of dangerous work hire an experienced professional! For wasp removal in Boca Raton, you need to call the expert, The Original Willie the Bee Man to keep you and your family safe from these dangerous pests. Call 561.571.2337 to schedule an appointment right away!