For the most part, wasps and hornets are a very beneficial group of insects because they are major pollinators of flowering plants, and they also help to reduce the numbers of many insect pest species.
However, control measures are warranted in circumstances when a nest is established in a poor location relative to the safety, comfort or other interests of people. Pets are also at risk to stinging insects.
Paper wasps and bald-faced hornets are particularly aggressive and their stings can potentially lead to fatal anaphylactic shock. Ehrlich Pest Control provides residential and commercial customers with effective hornet and wasp nest removal services.
Contact Ehrlich Pest Control at (888) 976-4649 for further information on how to get rid of wasps and hornets or book a FREE pest inspection online to arrange for a visit by a Technician.
If you identify a wasp or hornet nest on your property, we highly recommend hiring a licensed pest control company to remove the nest. Proper training and protective gear is needed to remove a wasp or hornet nest successfully and safely.
Our service includes a spot application at the nesting site and a visual inspection of the exterior of your property including but not limited to:
Your Technician will be equipped with personal protection gear, bee pole and various materials such as dusts and sprays. Different wasp and hornet species require different methods of treatment. Your Technician is trained in using all of these materials and will choose the materials they feel are most appropriate for your situation.
Wasps are categorized as being either solitary or social. Solitary species are those that live alone, whereas social species are those that live together in colonies or nests and have an adult division of labor, or a caste system---which is composed of workers, queens and periodically, males.
Wasps lay fertilized eggs which develop into females. The colony grows throughout the summer until late in the season. At this time the queen lays a batch of unfertilized eggs. These unfertilized eggs develop into male wasps.
Unfertilized eggs develop into males and this is the only time that male wasps are produced. Once the adult males emerge from their pupal cases they have a single mission in life. Their job is to find an unmated queen to mate with. Male wasps are not able to survive the winter and will die quickly after mating.
When old queen die late in the season, the remaining wasps abandon the nest. Most of the wasps from an old nest die, but for the mated queens it’s a different story. Their job is to survive the winter and start the process over again in the spring.
In order to survive the winter, newly mated queens will seek shelter in protective structures. A protective structure could be under the bark of a tree, however, places around a home such as attic interiors, or gaps in exterior siding are equally as suitable for overwintering queens.
If the overwintering queen is able to survive the winter, she will emerge the following spring and will begin her nest establishment. The new queen will begin by building a small number of cells with an egg in each. When the first female workers emerge, they will take over the nest building and brood rearing, while the queen stays in the nest and continues to produce eggs.
For a low monthly fee, the Ehrlich Year Round Protection Plan can guarantee protection for your home and family from stinging insects along with the most common household pests, giving you the freedom and peace of mind to simply enjoy your home life without extra worries.
To learn more about our hornet and wasp removal services, contact Ehrlich Pest Control at (888) 976-4649 or schedule a Technician visit online today.