Wasps & Hornets
Pest Control for Wasps and Hornets in Your Space
Paper wasps, yellow jackets, and bald-faced hornets are the main culprits we have here in the Pacific Northwest. While these insects are very good hunters, helping to reduce other insect populations, you do not want them living with you. Yellow jackets and bald-faced hornets can be highly aggressive, especially when they have found a food source they want or are protecting their nests. When insects get comfortable around your home, Pest Pros can intervene and ensure your home stays your own.
Have you ever gone out into your yard, and wondered “When did that nest get there?” Wasp colonies are started with a single queen at the beginning of the season in early spring. She lays the first brood of eggs, and does all of the caregiving, hunting, and “chores” of the nest until they are adults. After that, her job is to lay eggs, and the workers do all of the rest of the “chores”. This is why most nests go unnoticed until later in the season when the size of the nests increase, as well as the number of wasps in the nest. By the end of summer, these nests can contain up to several thousand wasps or hornets.
Wasps and hornets are not naturally aggressive, but if threatened or feel in danger, they will become aggressive and attack. They can sting multiple times without dying, and venom from certain insects can cause adverse physical reactions in humans. If you think you have an infestation, call the Pest Pros professionals immediately.
While Paper Wasps are often confused with yellow jackets, they’re actually slightly longer than the latter, coming in at 5/8 of an inch. Paper Wasps also differentiate themselves with their more slender bodies, and longer legs. An easy way to tell if you have a paper wasp infestation is by looking at the nest, which would be an open comb, showcasing hexagonal cells. Call Pest Pros for a free estimate on removal services!
Ranging from 3/8 to ¾ of an inch long, Yellow Jackets are black with yellow markings on their body and have wings that fold alongside their body while resting. While they prefer to build their nests on the ground, they may also build them in other places, such as an attic or a shed. They have oval-shaped nests, with one opening at the bottom. Due to the aggressive nature of Yellow Jackets, you’re going to want to leave their removal to the professionals. Call Pest Pros today for a free estimate!
Bald-faced Hornets will build nests in a variety of places—the side of your home, a tree, a bush, a garage. While they’re just as aggressive as yellow jackets, it’s very easy to tell them apart. Bald-faced hornets have a white head and a black body, with three white stripes towards the bottom of their body. Like yellow jackets, Bald-faced Hornet build nests that are oval-shaped, with one opening at the bottom. You’re not going to want to deal with Bald-Faced Hornets by yourself– call Pest Pros today for a free estimate on removal services!