Bees & Wasps

Cicada Killer
Cicada Killer

Solitary wasp that digs underground and paralyzes cicadas for their young to eat. Can be territorial but do not sting. Cause patio and garden damage.

Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee

Solitary bee that excavates galleries in wood, where they lay their eggs. Cause cosmetic and structural damage. Rarely sting.

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

Known for producing and storing honey, or liquefied sugar. They are a social species and their hives are typically located in trees or rock crevices. Display aggressive behavior inside the colonies.

Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee

Often nest in the ground, but sometimes will nest around patios, attics, decks, and roofs. They will defend their nest aggressively and their sting is one of the most painful.

Baldfaced Hornet
Baldfaced Hornet

Usually appear in late summer. Their aerial nests are at least 3-4' off the ground, grey, paper-like, and enclosed. They are aggressive and will attack anything that invades its space, stinging over and over again.

Mud Dauber
Mud Dauber

Solitary wasp that constructs their nest in mud. They do not defend their nest and stinging is rare.

European Hornet
European Hornet

Live in colonies that can be have up to 400 hornets. Nest in hollow trees and walls, attics, out buildings, and abandoned beehives. Attracted to light and bang on lite windows at night. Can damage trees and shrubs, using materials to build their nest. They have the ability to sting over and over again.

Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket

Nest in colonies with up to 4,000 workers. Most active in the late summer and early fall. Commonly invade outdoor events, as they are attracted to sweets and proteins. They build paper nests, usually in the ground or in cavernous areas. Territorial and can sting over and over again.

Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp

Appear in spring, building an umbrella-shaped nest that look as though it is made of paper. Not aggressive, but will sting if threatened.