Wasps and Hornets
Without the right safety gear, training, and expertise, attempting to remove a wasp or hornet nest can quickly turn into an extremely dangerous project. Threatened wasps and hornets will swarm and attack to protect their nest from harm. You’ll likely be left with numerous painful stings that could pose a serious threat to your health.
Pest Authority will stop your wasp or hornet infestation in its tracks and keep wasps and hornets away from your home for good. If wasps and hornets do get in, our pest control experts will perform interior treatments at no additional cost. Our wasp and hornet control services come with the Pest Authority guarantee: No Contracts. No Commitments. No Wasps & Hornets. Guaranteed.
Wasp & Hornet Prevention Tips:
- Seal cracks around windows and doors.
- Rinse all recycling before putting it in your bin.
- Clean up spills from sugary drinks promptly – even outside.
- Don’t leave pet food out.
- Repair any holes or tears in the screens in your windows, doors, or enclosed porch.
- Make sure your garbage cans have tight fitting lids and keep them away from the entrances to your home.
Facts about Wasps & Hornets:
- Wasp nests look like they’re made out of paper because most wasps use wood fibers to build them.
- Common wasp and hornet species in the United States include paper wasps, mud wasps, yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets, and cicada killers, among others.
- Yellow jackets usually build their nests in underground holes about the diameter of a pencil.
- Wasps and hornets become less active at night.
- Wasps and hornets primarily feed on other insects and need protein to survive.
- They enter a state of dormancy and are inactive during winter months.
Common Wasp & Hornet Nest Locations:
- Small underground holes.
- Ends of tree branches.
- Shaded sides of buildings or walls.
- Wooden fences or play sets.
- Behind shutters and under roof awnings.
- Hollow tree trunks and stacks of wood.