Wasps & Hornets
The typical wasps and hornets found in the Pacific Northwest are Yellow Jackets, Paper Wasps, Mud Daubers, and Honey Bees. For the most part, these insects are considered highly beneficial as they prey on other nuisance pests and are active pollinators. Sadly these insects can become a serious problem when they nest too close for comfort. Removing the nests yourself can be a dangerous task without the proper equipment.
and up depending on the nest site. If the problem is not resolved on the first visit, we’ll return for free as often as needed.
How we control wasps and hornets
- Removal of nests
- Installing screens
- Placing traps around nuisance areas
When the use of chemical tools to control wasps, bees, and yellow jackets is involved, we start with the least toxic pesticides and escalate as needed.
- Insecticides are commonly used on nests and can be very effective when out of reach or in the ground.
- When nests are found in wall voids, crawls spaces or attics, fumigants or other insecticides may be warranted and may require multiple visits.
What you can do to control wasps and hornets
- Cover garbage cans.
- Keep areas free of exposed foods.
- Yellow Jackets and Paper Wasps overwinter as female queens and hives tend to swarm in fall as their populations begin to die off. Be sure to remove any existing nests during winter months while the nests are empty to avoid other pests that feed and live in these nests, such as carpet beetles.