F&W Bee & Wasp Control
Serving Greater Boston Metro Area Including Metro West, North Shore, South Shore And Worcester
Call F&W to get rid of bees, yellow jackets, wasps, & hornets. Nor the highest or most stubborn bee & wasp problem is beyond our reach.
- Bees & Wasp Control
- Underground Bees Removed
- Paper Wasp Nest Removal
- No Height Restrictions
- Yellow Jackets Nests Removed
- Hornets & Hornet Nest Removal
Yellow Jackets and Hornets are the most aggressive of all wasps and bees.
They are distinguished from bees by their thin waist and lack of fuzz. They are black and yellow and approximately 5/8 to 1 inch in length.
How To Identify Yellow Jackets
Yellow Jackets nest outside mostly in the ground or in railroad ties. Inside they will nest in wall and ceiling voids and occasionally in the attic.
We recommend that sanitation measures be taken to insure that all food sources are eliminated. All food trash should be in tightly closed plastic bags in closed trash containers. Barbecues and the area around the barbecue should be cleaned thoroughly to insure that there is no food debris that will attract Yellow Jackets.
Our trained technicians will identify the location of the nest and eliminate the problems to protect your health and safety.
Baldfaced Hornets are a type of Yellow Jacket. They get there name from their mostly black color and white face.
They are the most aggressive if their nest is disturbed. The nest usually contains thousands of wasps.
They live in aerial nests that resemble an inverted tear drop that is attached to a tree, a bush, a utility pole, a shed, an overhang or on the side of a building.
The pregnant females will overwinter in protective places.
Nest will grow as time passes if not eliminated. A nest might only be the size of a softball early in the season but if left can grow much larger. If the pregnant females, who overwinter in a protective place, are able to overwinter in the current nest, these nests can grow to be the size of watermelons or larger.
Appearance Of Honey Bees
The honey bee has a light brown color and is about 15 mm in length. They are often seen with light brown bands alternating with golden bands. There are some bees that are darker in color than others. With an oval shape, the bee looks like a teardrop. The bee has six legs and a thorax that includes the wings and legs.
How To Avoid Honey Bees
One of the ways to keep honey bees away from close proximity to the home is to remove plants that are brightly colored. Plug any holes along the exterior of the home so that bees can't get inside. The honey bee can sting a person who gets close enough to the insect's home or if the insect feels threatened. The sting can be painful, and it can cause a severe reaction if the person is allergic.
Are They Common?
The bee is commonly found in all areas of the world with more sightings in the United States and Europe. They are often seen in the spring when flowers begin to bloom and in the summer when they are hunting for food and water. It takes about 24 hours for a swarm of honey bees to move from one location to another to make a new nest.
Why Choose F&W Pest Control?
- Family Owned & Operated- 4th Generation
- Free Phone Quotes or Home Inspection
- Same Day Service Available
- Emergency Service Available
- Evening & Weekend Appointments Available At No Extra Charge
- A+ BBB Rating
- Established 1943
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturdays: Until 1:00pm
All calls answered by live operator during normal business hours.
Evening and Early Morning Appointments are always available. Just let us know.
One of The Oldest Pest Control Companies in Massachusetts