Bees and Wasps

Bees and Wasps Nest Removal

Wasps inside your house? Wasp nest on your roof? Seeing wasps but not sure where they’re coming from? Let us take care of any of your wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket issues. Call us today for quick, safe, and effective treatment.

No one wants to get stung by a wasp. Most stings occur when a person tries to remove or treat a hornet or wasp nest. We are experts at hornet and wasp nest removal. Let us take care of your bee or wasp problem. We have more than 40 years of experience getting rid of bees, wasps, hornets and yellowjackets, so you can be confident that your problem will be solved quickly and effectively. Also, because we use low impact treatments, you can rest assured that your children and pets are safe.

Nest Removal

Yellowjacket or wasp nest got you worried? Have one of our licensed and trained technicians come out and treat the nest quickly so you can focus on more important things. Activity in the wasp or hornet nest will typically subside within 24 hours; however we ask that you allow 3-5 days for complete control. After 5 days have passed, the nest can be removed if desired. We can come out and do this for an additional charge. You can also do this yourself. However, removing the physical nest is not necessary, as wasps and hornets will not reinfest the nest. Some nests, such as those in wall voids cannot be retrieved.

 

Wasps

bees and waspsOften confused with yellowjacket wasps, Paper wasps (Polistes spp.)  are also yellow and black, but they are a little longer, a little narrower, and the legs are much longer. They can be easily distinguished by their legs hanging beneath them as they fly. The nests are relatively small and are composed of a single open layer of honeycombed paper mache and are most often found under soffits and eaves and other protected areas. 

 

Bald-FACED Hornets

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Although technically not a true hornet, the Bald-faced hornet is commonly found in the Seattle / Puget Sound.  This species of wasp is most closely related to yellowjackets and has similar behaviors.  Bald-faced hornets can become extremely aggressive and dangerous when their nest threatened. They can be identified by their black bodies and white markings and their distinctive teardrop-shaped nest. 

 

Bees

bees and waspsBees are beneficial insects but can possibly be dangerous when they nest near your home. Bee stings are painful and life threatening when the victim is allergic. Because treatment strategies differ for bee and wasp infestations, proper identification is critical to success. 

 

Yellow Jackets

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Aggressive, venomous, and easily agitated describe Yellowjackets, especially in Fall when their nests are at their largest. Yellowjackets may build their nests virtually anywhere – in a hollow space in the ground, hanging in a tree, hanging beneath eaves, in an attic or crawlspace, or in a wall void are common locations. Yellowjackets are predators whose presence is usually not seen until the colony is large enough to be in the way of human activities like mowing the lawn, painting or when they make their way into the living space.