Scientific Name:Vespinae
Color:2.5 – 3.5 cm (European hornet, Adult, Female, Queen)

Honey bees are an important part of the natural landscape and valuable to the Texas economy. Unfortunately, honey bees become unwelcome guests when they nest around homes, schools and businesses. Honey bees are not the only stinging insects that can set up residence in a building. Social wasps, such as paper wasps, hornets and yellow jackets, also can become pests in and around structures.

Bee Control

The most important step is to prevent honey bees from entering a building. Block all holes where pipes and wiring enter, cracks in window framing, knot holes in wood siding, weep holes in bricks, and cracks where wood and brick join. Most of these holes can be filled with caulking, but holes necessary for air flow should be blocked with wire screen. The screen mesh should be less than 1/8 inch. Chimneys should be properly capped. Removing a honey bee nest can easily cost hundreds of dollars, so prevention is the best solution.

The job of collecting a swarm or managing a colony in a building should be left to skilled, professional pest control companies. Professionals have the tools and equipment to do a proper job