Bees and Wasps are some of the most misunderstood creatures we share our environment with. We understand that many people can be dangerously allergic to a bee sting and we don’t take that lightly! But know that unprovoked bees and wasps have no intention of stinging and much prefer to leave you…bee.
Because these insects are part of an important category of creature called pollinators, they’re invaluable to our ecosystem. As such, please don’t kill them or destroy their nests. Instead, always call a bee keeper or local professional for assistance. Some will even relocate hives and nests free of charge, and without harming them! But even a small fee is worth it to protect this limited resource.
Some other things to note: wasps only use their nests for a single season. If the nest is not in an area where it’s causing harm or in the direct path of people or pets, it’s best to leave it. It will be abandoned at the end of summer. Any nests that are already empty can be removed. They are not reused year after year.
Please note, Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) is not a wildlife rescue and is unable to address concerns or assist with wildlife emergencies. Please utilize the resources on our website to find the appropriate organization to contact. Submissions to HAP through our contact form or email will not be able to be addressed.