Get Rid Of Stinging Insects

Often our customers are not sure which type of stinging insect they are dealing with. While you can find many details in online sources, we have found that a quick summary of pertinent facts can allow our customers to quickly sum up their situation.

All these insects possess the ability to sting, with some more inclined to do so than others. Caution is always in order since thousands of individuals each year become fatal victims of anaphylactic shock after being stung. Calling for professional intervention is the safest way to deal with stinging insects.

Trey Shelton always treats and removes nests whenever accessible during his visit. Chemically sensitive customers will also experience excellent results with appropriately different methods. Whatever your unique circumstances, Trey will work tirelessly to help you get rid of yellowjackets, wasps, hornets and other stinging insects.

Trey also has invaluable and unique experience using rope and harness equipment working at dangerous heights to treat stinging insects or perform repairs.

Yellow Jackets
Bald Faced Hornets

Yellowjackets

  • Yellowjacket coloration is always yellow and black without fur.
  • Nests are ball-shaped, made of a papery material and may be located in many places such as trees and bushes, inside of structures or other objects, under eaves or even underground.
  • Past midsummer, yellowjackets become even more aggressive, often stinging away from the nest area and showing up whenever we eat outside (call Trey for solutions to this situation).
  • They often chew through sheetrock walls and ceilings in late summer and come right into the room. You can hear rustling sounds as they chew. Trey is available day or night to respond to this situation.
  • Contrary to popular belief, it is not safer to treat a nest when it's dark. Yellowjacket guards are alert 24 hours a day, and with heat-sensing capability can still sting you at night. This is definitely not a do-it-yourself job.
  • Trey can explore larger properties and find hidden yellowjacket nests, and remove them to keep you safe.

Bald Faced Hornets

  • Bald faced hornets are black and white, and larger than yellowjackets.
  • They have nests that are large with gray paper wrapping, and never located inside structures.
  • They prefer loosely branched shrubs and tree branches, but occasionally locate under house eaves.
Mud Dauber Wasps
Paper Wasps

Mud Dauber Wasps

  • Mud dauber wasps in our region are either brown and yellow, or all metallic blue, with a long waspy body.
  • They prefer attics for nesting, but will attach to weather protected house exteriors.
  • They use mud to construct candy bar shaped nests.
  • These wasps are more of a nuisance than a stinging threat.

Paper Wasps

  • Paper wasps are yellow and black, with long yellow legs that hang down in flight.
  • Their nests need only slight cover from weather, and can be found under eaves, in mailboxes, umbrellas, deck railings, car door jams or barbeques, amongst other places.
  • Their nests have no paper wrap, on a small, single comb layer.
  • Paper wasp nest locations range from the highest gable of a house, to ground level rockeries, and may be very numerous.
  • They sting when their nests are approached.
  • Since they will reuse old nests, it's best to remove all nests, even when not in use.
  • Paper wasps are most active in warmth, and bright light conditions.
Want to learn more about how Trey can help solve your stinging insect problems?
Contact Pest Control Northwest today - we can help you remove any of these bees, wasps, and hornets!