We understand how annoying and damaging insects can be. We’re here to safeguard your home and property from pest infestation. Our exterminators have the expertise and equipment to tackle all types of pests – no problem is too big for us!
At Midway Pest Management, we treat each problem as a challenge. We give every pest infestation, careful consideration before taking action.
Expert Removal of Stinging Pests and Their Nests
Both bees and wasps are extremely valuable to man and the environment. Their ability to help pollinate plants is well documented. In addition, they are very helpful as predators of many insect pests that infest crops, gardens, and landscape plants. Bees and wasps are members of the insect order Hymenoptera.
Bees, wasps, and hornets are all members of the order Hymenoptera, which is a large and diverse group of insects that includes more than 150,000 species worldwide. Bees and wasps are closely related and share many similarities in their physical characteristics and behaviors. In fact, some wasps are so similar to bees that they are often mistaken for them. Both bees and wasps have two pairs of wings, and their bodies are divided into three parts: the head, thorax, and abdomen. They also both feed on nectar and pollen, although some wasp species are carnivorous and feed on other insects.
Hornets, on the other hand, are a type of wasp that belong to the genus Vespa. They are larger than most wasps and have distinctive markings and coloration, such as black and white stripes on their abdomens. Hornets are known for their aggressive behavior and powerful stingers, which can cause painful stings and allergic reactions in some people.
Overall, while bees, wasps, and hornets are all related and share many similarities, they also have important differences in their physical characteristics, behaviors, and ecology.
Bees and wasps differ greatly in appearance. In general, bees are more full-bodied, hairy and appear to be fuzzy, a characteristic that helps them collect and disseminate pollen. Wasps are more slim-bodied, have slender legs and their body appears non-hairy and shiny.
Bees are herbivores and do not feed on other insects or spiders. Instead, they primarily consume plant pollens and nectar from flowering plants. On the other hand, wasps act as predators and feed on other arthropods and insects to nourish their young for most of the year. However, in late summer and fall, when queens cease to lay eggs and their colonies decline, wasps shift their focus to gathering carbohydrates and sweets. As a result, it is common to encounter aggressive yellow jackets that scavenge around food and sugary beverages.
Bees make their nests from wax; wasp nests are made from paper-like materials of chewed wood particles and their own saliva. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are perennial insects and as long as the colony is healthy, the nest remains active for many years. Wasps and bumblebees only use their nests for one year because they have annual life cycles. Only a few specialized wasps reuse old nests.
Bee and Wasp Stings
Bees and wasps use their stingers to protect themselves and their colony. Honey bees have barbed stingers that remain lodged in the skin after they sting and fly away, causing the bee to die. In contrast, wasps and bumblebees can retract their stingers, allowing them to sting multiple times without harm. However, it’s not a guarantee that a wasp or bumblebee won’t leave its stinger in the skin, though it’s less likely to happen compared to honey bees.
The Advantages of Hiring a Professional Pest Exterminator
Pest infestations can be a huge headache for homeowners. Hiring a professional pest exterminator is an effective way to eliminate them. Exterminators know the best pest control treatment to get rid of unwanted pests and have expertise in wildlife control as well.
They also identify potential entry points in your surrounding area so future pest problems can be prevented. Hiring a professional exterminator gives homeowners reassurance that their home is pest-free and safe.
Why Choose Midway Pest Management?
Pest control done right is so much more than just spraying bug spray. At Midway Pest Management, we take pride in providing an unbeatable experience to our customers.
We offer 3 different tiers of service, so you can find the pest control plan that’s perfect for your home or business.
What We Do
Our team will get rid of any active common household insects inside and out. Plus, our technicians will remove spider webs, and wasps nests and apply barriers to the perimeter of your home. And, with our guaranteed warranty, we’ll come back free if pest activity arises.
Recurring Quarterly Service
We’re dedicated to keeping your home or business pest-free. Every quarter, we’ll maintain the bug barrier and remove spider webs and wasp nests. Our team will look for other common pests such as rodents, termites, wildlife, and birds. If we find anything else, you’ll get recommendations on more services.
Got More Insects?
Give us a call – it’d be our pleasure to help you! Our goal is to give you a great experience with hassle-free customer service.
What types of insects can be controlled?
We can help you deal with a variety of crawling and flying pests, including ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, and more.
Different pests require a different approach. That’s why we also have other pest control services such as rodent control, mosquito control, and wildlife control.
Are the insect control methods environmentally friendly?
Absolutely! Rest assured that our treatments are always tailored to be environmentally friendly and safe for humans and pets. We focus on prevention first and only use EPA-approved products when necessary.
How long does it take for insect control treatments to work?
That depends on the type of insect and the severity of the infestation. Sometimes you might even enjoy immediate success -but in other cases it could take a few days up to a few weeks.
Will insect control treatments harm beneficial insects?
You may also be wondering if our treatments harm beneficial insects like bees or butterflies.
The answer is NO. All steps are taken to carefully target just the pests you want to be gone while minimizing any impact on other organisms.
Can I do anything to help prevent future insect infestations?
- To make sure your pest problem doesn’t come back, follow these tips:
- Keep your home clean and tidy.
- Check for cracks and crevices and seal them off.
- Make sure food sources are eliminated.
- Maintain your yard regularly.
When it comes to pest control, prevention is better than cure. That’s why Midway Pest Management offers additional services such as termite control, commercial pest control, bed bug control and treatment, damage repairs, and more. Our goal is to protect your home or business from future infestations so you can rest assured that it will remain pest-free.
We also understand that insects can be a nuisance and that dealing with them can be stressful. That’s why we offer 24/7 customer service, so you can get the help you need when you need it most.
If you’re in Johnson County KS or the surrounding area including Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Gardner. Call us today and get your FREE quote!