Sand Wasp


Sand wasps, also called digger wasps,  are similar in appearance to the larger yellowjackets (1/2 to 3/4 inch long), but the banding is more uniform (not patterned) and alternates black and white or very pale yellow.  Classified as a solitary wasp, they do not construct co-operative nests in the fashion of yellowjackets, wasps, bees, and hornets.  However, when an environment provides suitable sandy soil, large numbers will congregate in the area.  Each one creates its own burrow in which eggs are laid.  Golf course bunkers, volleyball courts, and sand boxes can very often sustain large (several hundred) numbers of sand wasps.  Also attractive on occasion are gardens (yards) with particularly sandy soil.  If this insect is of concern, Bee Control employs safe methods to hunt, subdue, and eliminate your sand wasp population.

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If you are having a problem with sand wasps or other stinging insects or would like to protect your home from sand wasps and other stinging insects like paper wasps, hornets, bumble bees, carpenter bees, or cicada killers, Bee Control can help.  We can hunt down the problem and eliminate, exterminate, and control your bee problems.  Call us today at (412) 765-0335.  We service the entire Greater Pittsburgh area including the North Hills, South Hills, Sewickley, Richland, Ross Township, Cranberry Township, Wexford, Oakmont, Fox Chapel, Robinson Township, Moon, Mars, Hampton, Shaler, Monroeville, Penn Hills, Plum, Gibsonia, Thornburg, Swissvale, Edgewood, Coraopolis, Zelienople, Evans City, Franklin Park, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair, Mount Lebanon, Greentree and surrounding areas.

We are available at all times to respond to situations involving stinging insect problems. Our involvement ranges from fully comprehensive prevention applications to emergency response services.

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