Wasp Control Info
- Bees VS Wasps
- How We Get Rid of Bees & Wasps
- Yellow Jacket & Hornet Control
- Paper Wasp & Mud Dauber Control
- Bee Prevention
Bees VS Wasps
We get rid of bees and wasps at homes and businesses all over King and Snohomish Counties. We provide nest removal, bee and wasp extermination, and both bee control and wasp control. Most of our bee control calls are really about wasps – especially yellow jackets, which are very similar in size to your average bee. Regardless, we get rid of bees, wasps, and yellow jackets!
How We Get Rid of Bees and Wasps
First, we have to say that bees are important pollinators. In our regular pest control, we go to great lengths to make sure that we do not harm native pollinators – bees, wasps, butterflies and others, unless we are specifically asked to. Bees rarely sting people. We actively encourage customers to install plants that attract and support pollinators in their yards, out away from their homes. Please consider leaving them alone if you can. If you can’t, we can help – especially since so much of the requests we get to get rid of bees are really about wasps and yellow jackets.
Lots of different kinds of bees nest in lots of different places and we have solutions for all of them. From ground nesting bees like sweat bees that nest in single cell nests in sandy soil, to mason bees – the small black bees that nest in cracks and crevices around a homes, to bumble bees that build nests in sheltered areas under dry vegetation under stairs, and sometimes in attics.
We get rid of bees in all of these situations, quickly and effectively, but we do let customers know that:
Long term control of ground nesting sweat bees can be achieved by adding mulch to their nesting areas and keeping the areas well watered. Long term control of mason bees can be achieved by caulking the cracks and crevices they want to nest in. It is sometimes possible to relocate a bumble bee nest.
Yellow Jackets & Hornet control
Yellow jackets and Hornets are wasps, they are very common, and they are far more likely to sting than bees. We get the largest number of ‘bee control’ requests for these closely related wasps, especially yellow jackets. Yellow jackets are small and compact and are easily mistaken for bees. We Guarantee almost all Yellow Jacket control for the year!
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Paper Wasp & Mud Dauber Control
Paper wasps and mud daubers are less likely to sting than yellow jackets and hornets, but they are still more aggressive than bees. Only a small percentage of our bee control requests are about these wasps. These two wasps are larger and are more commonly mistaken for yellow jackets. They have longer wings and longer legs. They have much smaller nests than yellow jackets and hornets.
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The only thing that makes our customers happier than getting rid of bees – is bee prevention. Some of our customers have us come out every spring and treat their eaves to help keep bees and wasps away. Some opt for popular a quarterly pest extermination program that is designed to get rid of bees and to prevent and eliminate seasonal pests.
Each preventative pest control service includes a pre-spray safety check and insect activity inspection. The service will be modified to control any pest you have had problems with or are concerned about. Each service will provide positive extermination for pests reported by you or noted by us.
A quarterly service is a great way to save money and get great control as each of the quarterly services are much less than the cost of a single service for a typical pest.
More information on residential services, service programs, and service preparation sheets can be found at our Residential Service Center. Looking for great work at your place of business? We do that too Commercial.
We offer fast, effective, affordable service, experienced technicians, and a commitment to customer service – Call us Today!