Monday, July 18, 2016

What Forms a Wasp Nest?

It is really too bad that these creatures are so dangerous.  There homes are quite fascinating.  A wasp nest is an amazing piece of engineering.  The queen of the hive begins building a nest completely from scratch.  The nest will grow at a variable rate.  How much food she and her “workers” have available to them will affect the growth of their future home and your future nemesis.

Wasps do not swarm the way honey bees do.  They only swarm around the nest location when they fear that the nest is under attack.  When they find a food source they will return to the nest to “report” the location of the food.  As food sources run low wasps will turn to humans to find new ways of obtaining food from them which makes them a threat to our safety.
Before this happens head them off at the pass.  When a wasp nest forms on your property call Kurt.  Kurt Spurgeon at A Complete Pest Solution is your Chicagoland Bee and Wasp Elimination Expert.  You can count on his decades of expertise to eliminate your summertime infestation problem whether it is one-time or ongoing.  Give him a call today at (630) 464-1542.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Understanding Carpenter Bees.

First you need to know that carpenter bees are characterized as “large” or “small”.  It’s those large buggers who cause the most property damage in Illinois.  The large carpenter bees are two to three times larger than the small ones.  If you are inclined to look closely enough the males have yellow sections on their faces.  The general coloring of this species is not as vibrant as a bumble bee.

These summertime pests feed mostly on plants and nectar.  The problems arise when they begin to attack and consume doors, window sills, decks, and fences.  Their tastiest treats are pine, cypress, oak, and redwood among others.  Carpenter bees have 4 stages of life taking about two months before they reach adulthood.

They may be fun to look at, but the damage that they can do to your property could be profound. Take action by calling Kurt Spurgeon.  He owns A Complete Pest Solution a Chicagoland expert in eliminating carpenter bees.  At the first sign of any bee infestation call Kurt and find out what the buzz is all about at (630) 464-1542.