Yellow Jackets, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, Carpenter Bees, Digger wasps, Hornets, Mud Daubers, Ground Hornets, Bald faced hornets and Yellow Jackets are what you may have when you see and encounter these insects, or a cluster that is referred to as a swarm.

Bees and wasps become a nuisance when they establish their nests in or around our homes or businesses.


Swarm of Bees on balcony



Both bees and wasps are aggressive and will sting humans and pets if they feel threatened or their nests are disturbed, which is dangerous for those who are allergic to their venom. Bee or wasp colonies cause damage to property. Wasps may chew through wood to build their nests, while bees may build hives in walls or other hard-to-reach areas. 

bumble bee


Bees and Wasps

Build their nests in protected areas like man-made structures such as wall voids. .


Carpenter Bee



ground wasp

Ground Wasp

Mud Dauber

Mud Dauber Wasp

paper wasp on leafy hive

Paper Wasp

The size of a wasp colony vary depending on the species of wasp they range from a few dozen individuals to several hundred individuals. 

Wasps construct nests using a paper-like material made from chewing wood fibers. This material forms a protective covering for their nest. The nest can be found in various locations. Some wasps build nests in protected areas such as crevices in rocks, or inside man-made structures like attics or wall voids. Others create aerial nests that are suspended from branches and eaves of buildings.

Wasps and bees defend their nests aggressively as they perceive a threat, by humans and pets approaching their nesting area.



bald faced hornet

Bald Faced Hornet


Digger Wasp


Yellow Jacket

Flight Patterns and Nesting Areas

Bees and wasps fly in and out of specific locations. They establish their nests in various areas, such as holes in the ground, cracks in walls, or beneath the eaves of buildings. If you consistently observe their movement in a particular spot, it is likely that a nest is present.

When encountering a swarm, it is crucial to exercise caution as it may be. Africanized bees, also known as killer bees.