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Bee, Wasp & Hornet Control

Bees, red wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are all flying insects that can sting you. The effect of being stung by any of these insects can be extremely painful. In fact, some people are extremely allergic to stings from these insects in which case they can be quite dangerous to a person’s health. With that said, each of these insects are uniquely different in how they survive in our environment, especially around our homes and businesses.


Bees play an essential role in pollinating our crops and maintaining ecosystems, and they generally do not attack people unless they are provoked. It's important to respect their space and avoid disturbing their nests or hives to minimize the risk of getting stung.


Having said that, bees can be harmful to people if they feel threatened or if someone disturbs their hive or nest. Bees can sting to protect themselves or their colony, and some people can have allergic reactions to bee stings. In severe cases, bee stings can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.


If you encounter bees around your home or business and are concerned about their presence, it's best to contact a professional beekeeper or a pest control expert like Bug Pro LLC for assistance in relocating the bees from your property.

A honey bee sitting on a leaf

Red Wasps

Red wasps are named accordingly because they have a reddish-brown coloration on their body. These hard core flying insects can be aggressive and pack a mean punch if they sting you. Also known as paper wasps, they are a type of social wasp that are found throughout Arkansas. They are called paper wasps because they build their nests out of a papery material that they make by chewing wood fibers and mixing it with their saliva. The nests are usually shaped like an upside-down umbrella and are often found in sheltered locations, such as under the eaves of a house or in a tree.


While noticeable from a short distance, red wasps are around 3/4 to 1 inch in length and have long, slender bodies with narrow waists. They have black wings and yellow markings on their bodies, which can help to distinguish them from other species of wasps.


Like other social wasps, red wasps live in colonies with a hierarchical structure. The queen is the largest member of the colony and is responsible for laying eggs. The other members of the colony are divided into workers, who do the nest-building and foraging for food, and drones, who mate with the queen.


These wasps can be aggressive if they feel their nest is threatened and can sting multiple times. Their sting is painful and can cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you encounter a red wasp nest, it's best to call a professional to remove it, rather than trying to do it yourself.


Red wasps can be harmful to people if they feel threatened or are disturbed. They have a potent venom that they use to defend themselves and their nests. If a person is stung by a red wasp, they may experience pain, swelling, and redness around the sting site. In some cases, people may also experience allergic reactions to the venom, which can be severe and require medical attention.


It is important to be cautious around red wasps and to avoid disturbing their nests. If you encounter a red wasp nest, it is best to call a professional exterminator like Bug Pro LLC to safely remove it.

Close up of a red wasp

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are a type of social wasp that belong to the family Vespidae. They are small, predatory insects that are commonly found throughout Arkansas. They build their nest inside your home and in the ground as well on the outside of your homes and buildings. They are often confused with being honey bees. 


These insects are named for their characteristic black and yellow striped body markings. They are typically around 10-16 mm in length and have a distinctive slender waist.


Like many species of wasps, yellow jackets are social insects that live in large colonies. The colonies are usually started by a single queen in the spring, and can grow to contain thousands of individuals by the end of the summer. They are aggressive and can sting repeatedly if they feel threatened. Their sting can be painful and in some cases, can cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to insect venom. Yellow jackets are attracted to sweet foods and can become a nuisance at outdoor events where food and drinks are served.


If you encounter a yellow jacket nest or infestation in the ground around your home or business, call a professional exterminator like Bug Pro LLC to safely remove it to protect your family and pets.

Two yellow jackets sitting on a hive


Hornets are found in Arkansas, but they are not nearly as common as bees, red wasps or yellow jackets. They are known for their large size, which can range from 2-3 cm up to 5-6 cm in length, and for their aggressive behavior when their nests are disturbed.


Like bees, red wasps and yellow jackets, they are social insects that live in colonies which can number in the hundreds or thousands. The colony is typically headed by a queen, who lays eggs and is responsible for producing new members of the colony. Hornets are predators and feed on other insects, such as bees, flies, and caterpillars.


Hornets are known for their painful stings, which can be dangerous to people who are allergic to their venom. If you encounter a hornet or a hornet's nest, it is important to avoid disturbing them and to seek the assistance of a professional pest control service like Bug Pro LLC.

A large hornet nest spanning the corner of an outdoor porch

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Call Bug Pro LLC today at (501) 941-3378 or contact us online to professionally remove these flying pests from your home or business. We offer a free, no obligation quote.

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