Paper wasps are usually viewed as pests, but they are actually considered a beneficial insect. They feed mostly on caterpillars that can be garden pests as well as flies and beetle larvae. These wasps…Read More
Wasp and Bee Control
Wasp Control Service
Wasps are considered beneficial insects because they consume many pests, but if a nest is located where it can be a threat to people, it is a good idea to spray it. We spray visible wasp nests and also treat wasp nests located inside walls, rooflines, etc. If the nest is left in place with the spray on it, it can then kill the returning wasps. More wasps are on the nest in the early morning or evening, and as these are times in which we do not make appointments, it is valuable to leave the nest until most or all of the wasps are dead. We can’t prevent wasps from building new nests in other areas. Homeowners can use wasp/hornet sprays themselves to handle most issues. We like Eco Jet because of its effectiveness and its ingredients. Do spray the nests in the evening or early morning when more wasps are on the nest. Because of the strong smell of any wasp spray, the wasps will often not return to the nest, but will build a nest elsewhere, so you want to kill off as many as possible when you do spray them. Early in the spring it is easiest to just knock down accessible nests with a broom or water hose. Since the nests are very small, the wasps do not defend them in most situations. Red wasps typically build their nests in areas that are not visible, as in walls, the roofline or chimney areas. They are more difficult for homeowners to deal with since the nest is harder to access and they are more aggressive. We can effectively exterminate them with high pressure equipment, using diatomaceous earth and natural pyrethrum powder. This leaves a long-lasting residual for returning wasps.
Bee Control Service
Sometimes bees can build a hive in structures which can lead to damage, potentially dangerous situations and can attract pests to their honey. If you are seeing a swarm of bees on a tree or someplace other than the structure (but in a location which can pose a threat), they can possibly be relocated by a beekeeper. If this is not an option, we can handle the situation. We apply diatomaceous earth and carbon dioxide directly to the area where the hive is to eliminate the colony. The technician will then give you instructions on what to do in the coming weeks. Typically the entrance should be sealed up to prevent entry in the future but this should not be done right after the extermination. We would rather not exterminate bees, but if they are in the structure causing damage or a potential threat to children or others, it may be the best and most affordable option.