Flying insects

Flying insects

  1. Mission Extermination technicians are concerned with preserving biodiversity. This is why we do not exterminate bees, these pollinators which are crucial to the reproduction of plant species. Let us know if you would like to move a honeycomb because their capture and relocation is still allowed. Note also, solitary bees do not defend colonies: even if they have a stinger, it is very likely that they will leave you alone.
  2. In general, bees, wasps, bumblebees and hornets are crucial pollinators for the reproduction of plant species: it is therefore not recommended to exterminate them. If they are not close to your home or business, it is recommended to leave them alone.
  3. Flies, European moths and clothing mites can be harmful and carry diseases and bacteria. If there are too many in your home or business, our specialists can help you get rid of them permanently.



Types of flying insects


  • Wasps, unlike bees, are carnivorous and have no body hair. The wasp is much thinner and longer than the bee.
  • The wasp feeds on other insects, meat, fruit, flower nectar, tree sap and sweet foods.
  • Wasps are more aggressive than hornets and bumblebees.
  • Wasps can build their nests on the ground or in higher spaces, such as tree branches. The wasp queens prefer to build a new nest near the colony of the previous year’s nest.
  • If the nests are in your walls or in your attic, wasps can suddenly be found in large numbers in your home. An intervention must be planned in this case.


  • We have about twenty bumblebee species in Quebec.
  • Compared to wasps, their robust body is covered with yellow, black, orange or white hair.
  • Having no barbed sting, they can sting repeatedly, but they are not very aggressive insects, they’d rather forage.
  • Bumblebees produce honey like bees but in smaller quantities. Their reserves will be stored for a short period of time because only the queens survive the winter.


  • Hornets have a color similar to that of wasps, but they are much thicker and twice as long.
  • Hornets are much less aggressive than wasps, but if provoked, their stings give off a very painful venom and they have the ability to bite several times.
  • Relocating the hornet’s nest to the forest is risky given the severity of their bites. If they are nearby, it is recommended to exterminate them.
  • The hornet’s nest is normally found in trees and bushes, at the edge of buildings and sometimes even in attics.
  • In spring, the new queens, the only survivors of winter, build a new nest near the colony of the previous year, and the cycle starts again.


  • House flies are also known as Drosophila or fruit flies.
  • Each female lays up to 1000 eggs during her lifetime. The flies, shortly after their birth, are ready to mate and they do it multiple times in a row.
  • The fly has a developed sense of smell, it uses it to detect a strong odour for miles. While feeding, it often regurgitates its previous meal; this is how it transmits pathogens onto food.
  • It is often easy to get rid of these flying insects, however, if the infestation is severe, you can count on trained and accredited Mission Extermination technicians to trace the source of the problem.

Indian moth 

  • The Indian moth is a nocturnal moth, not to be confused with the clothing moth.
  • There are several kinds of moths such as the almond moths, the Mediterranean moth and the Indian moth. The European corn borer is the most common species in Canada.
  • A single female of this grain pest can lay up to 400 eggs and produce 6 generations per year. They can reproduce at a lightning speed.
  • It is a real scourge for large grocery chains, warehouses, silos, bakeries, pastries, our granaries and our homes. The corn borer leaves its excrement and silk webs in food; which changes its color and is a source of food poisoning.
  • If the situation overwhlems you, entrust their extermination to us.

Clothes moth

  • Clothing mites are small moths.
  • Not to be confused with the moths that feed on grains, the clothes mites enjoy textile, a perfect spot where they can make their cocoon.
  • They like to infest the piles of clothes you use and rarely move around. If you find clothes that are infested, take them outside and brush them to destroy the eggs and caterpillars.
  • If you find any clothes with holes in them, don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our moth extermination technicians will get rid of the problem.


  1. Although there are a few effective home remedies, trying to exterminate a species of Hymenoptera (bee, hornet, wasp and bumblebee) without knowing their specific behaviour or the type of species can be dangerous for untrained people.
  2. For Hymenoptera, we recommend intervention when the nest is located under your roof or if they are too close to you. In these types of situations, they can attack your family and pets if they feel threatened. And if you are allergic to their bites, a nearby colony can be dangerous for your health. We can take care of it for you.
  3. Whether for Hymenoptera or flies, Indian mites or clothing mites, a Mission Extermination exterminator certified and accredited by the AQGP is a security guarantee for your family. Our team uses safe methods and government approved products.

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