Bees are an important part of our ecosystem because plants require their help to grow. However, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects require professional removal.
Idaho is home to a number of stinging insects. Paper wasps, yellow jackets and honey bees are prevalent during the warmer months. You can easily distinguish the three by their nests. A paper wasp builds a nest that is circular and flattish, with visible holes in the bottom. A yellow jacket builds an enclosed round nest, which can be basketball sized. Honey bees build a nest that is round, flat and vertical.