Identifying NJ Wasps From Bees This Spring

With spring weather on the way, you should start to see bees and wasps outside. If you think you have a nest close to your home or in your home, you should get help from a professional pest control exterminator. How can you tell the difference between bees and wasps? Keep the following in mind.


Yellowjackets are bright yellow and black with little hair on their bodies. You might mistake them for honeybees, but honeybees have a fuzzy appearance due to their hair.

Baldfaced Hornets

Baldfaced hornets are mostly black with white or cream markings on their head and abdomen. They’re also large in size.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps have a slender body with a brownish coloring and yellowish markings. European paper wasps have black and yellow coloring.

Honey Bees

Honeybees have a golden-brown coloring with black stripes on the abdomen. They measure roughly a half-inch in length.

Bumble Bees

Bumble bees can grow to be an inch long. These bees have a fuzzy look, since they are covered in hair, and a rounded shape. Most bumble bees have black and yellow coloring.

What to Do About Wasps and Bees

You shouldn’t try to remove bee or wasp nests on your own. These insects can attack when their nest is threatened, which puts you in danger of being stung.

If you need a pest control exterminator in NJ, contact Allison Pest Control. Our knowledgeable professionals can remove bees and wasps from your home safely.

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