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Bees and Wasps

What are bees and wasps?

Wasps and bees are beneficial insects, although they are generally considered to be pests because of their ability to sting people and pets. Wasps, in particular, can become a problem when they disrupt many outdoor activities.  Many people refer to all stinging insects as "bees". While both social wasps and bees live in colonies ruled by queens and maintained by workers, they look and behave differently.  It is important to distinguish between these insects because different methods may be necessary to control them if they become a nuisance around your property.

Why do I have them?

There are many reasons for having bees and wasps on your property. As adults, many bees and wasps feed on nectar and are also attracted to water sources such as ornamental ponds and swimming pools. Feeding varies from species to species but may include other insects, nectar and pollen.

Are they dangerous?

Yes. Most of the time these insects are considered more of a nuisance than a danger, but some species do pack a powerful sting. While it is thought that at least 100 Americans die each year from insect stings, many of the fatalities only occur in patients who have had a previous allergic reaction.

How do I get rid of bees and wasps?

Getting rid of bees and wasps can be a dangerous task and it is one best left to the professionals. Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions’ team of highly trained HI pest control professionals know just what to do in such cases.

Can I do it myself?

Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, bees and wasp are generally not pests many people have success in eradicating and attempting it alone can put your family and pets in danger. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online or at hardware stores as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.

Is the treatment safe?

Sandwich Isle pest professionals use the least amount of material possible while still resolving the pest problem. We use natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever possible. When pesticides are required, we follow very strict guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are EPA registered. Our service technicians will also notify you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken prior to service.

How soon can you get here?

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions is committed helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

What is the warranty?

If you are not satisfied with the results of Sandwich Isle's Pest Prevention Service, we will provide the necessary service at no additional charge.  After 30 days, should your pest problem persist, we will continue to provide service at no additional charge until you are satisfied, or we will refund half of your last regular service payment.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent, so many of our customers choose to continue bee and wasp service to ensure these pests stay out of their home or business.

Where does Sandwich Isle service?

We provide service in Honolulu, Pearl City, and Waialua, as well as all of Oahu and parts of Big Island. Contact us today to learn more about the home pest control services available in your area.

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