Boo’s is out to get your bees

Boo will provide pest control for Wasps, Carpenter Bees, Yellow Jackets, and other stinging insects

We know Bees are a problem in Western Pennsylvania

Chances are if you are like us, you have a healthy respect for bees and other stinging insects.  We all rely on the Honey Bee for life, but if you have been stung by a bee, you know how painful it can be.

At Boo’s Bug Stoppers we provide pest control and extermination for a variety of these stinging pests. We work with both commercial customers and residential customers on effective and safe methods of treating this type of pest.

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These are the Bees that we provide pest control for

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Similar to the life cycle of the paper wasp, the inseminated queens of the bald-faced hornet emerge from overwintering in the spring to choose a nesting site for her colony. These hornets build an aerial nest that will vary in location from shrubs, tree limbs, eaves, sides of houses, sheds, or other structures. Throughout the spring and early summer months, these nests will often go unnoticed by the homeowner as they start out very small in their early stages. By mid to late summer, the nest will grow at an exponential rate and, seemingly overnight, a rather large nest will emerge. Bald-Faced Hornet nests can grow to the size of a basketball or a beach ball and can be home to over 400-600 hornets at their peak. Bald-Faced Hornets are flying insects that can be very dangerous as they attack in swarms if they feel their nest is threatened.


Paper wasps are probably the most common stinging insect that we encounter in Western Pennsylvania. The overwintering inseminated queens emerge in the spring and begin to build their nests. They are active through all the warm months of the year and will begin to prepare for overwintering again in the fall. Wasps can build their nests on almost any protected place imaginable including soffits, eaves, decks, railings, door frames, window frames, porch ceilings, shutters, and shrubbery. Because they are so plentiful, it’s common to have at least a handful of new wasp nests around the outside of your home every year. When wasps choose to overwinter under the siding or in eaves, wasps can emerge inside your home even during the winter months of the year. Large wasp nests can grow to a little over 300 wasps. A wasp infestation isn’t something you want to ignore.

bee residential pest control
bee residential pest control


The inseminated yellow jacket queen will emerge from overwintering and begin her nest in the spring. Yellowjackets can nest in either a ground or aerial site. Unlike the bald-faced hornet, when yellow jackets choose an aerial nesting site, many times they will actually find a crack or crevice in the side of the structure and build their nest inside the wall. By mid to late summer, yellow jacket nests can contain between 1,000 and 4,000 workers and will attack in swarms if they feel their nest is threatened. It is most common to be attacked by a ground yellow jacket nest when the nest is at its peak. The vibration from any lawn equipment or weeding done near their nest will agitate them to attack. It is also common for nests located in the wall of a structure to eventually chew through the drywall and enter the inside of the structure.


As we discussed on our Seasonal Insect Control page, carpenter bees are a problem for homeowners because they bore holes into wood. These tunnels are galleries in which carpenter bees raise their young. If you suspect that you may have a carpenter bee infestation, contact us immediately. Boo’s Bug Stoppers has had outstanding success in eliminating carpenter bee problems and controlling this very large flying insects from bothering you and your family.

bee residential pest control
bee residential pest control


Cicada killers are similar to the carpenter bee in that they are considered solitary and don’t nest in large colonies. Although they don’t share a common nest they usually use the same general area for nesting purposes, so you may see them in large quantities. They typically only emerge in mid to late summer (July and August) when cicadas are at their peak. Cicada killers considered an urban pest as they tend to choose bare grassy areas close to buildings as a nesting site. They’re usually very frightening to the property owner as these wasps are very large in size. Although they’re fairly passive, they dig their nests in the ground, leaving large, troublesome dirt mounds in the yard.

Keep your family safe

At Boo’s Bug Stoppers we care about our family as much as you care about yours.  We live in nearby Fombell in a very rural area and we have three small children.  Parent to Parent we suggest that you do the following things over the course of the summer to prevent your loved ones from being stung by ebbs or other stinging insects:

  • Check your home in the spring for signs of carpenter bees – small bored holes that took like they were drilled and large slow-moving bees flying around that area of your home

  • Look around the eves of your home on a regular basis to see if there are signs of hives

  • In mid-summer especially check out your lawn areas for signs of ground bees so you do not step on the nest when you are mowing your lawn

  • Call Boo’s Bug Stoppers for Bee Extermination at the first sign of trouble

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