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Wasp control and removal services

When it comes to wasps, it's important to be cautious as they are very territorial. When wasps feel threatened, they will sting, and their stings can be painful and often result in swelling and redness. So, it's crucial to avoid approaching a wasp nest and to call in the experts if you need help with wasp control.

If you have spotted any wasp nests on your property, do not approach the nest yourself. Ehrlich's expert technicians are here to help you with the most effective wasp control services. Our technicians are certified and trained to manage wasp removal and treatments, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

Call Ehrlich at 855-401-8534 to talk to an expert about wasp pest control, or contact us online.

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Wasps: information and resources

Learn about wasps

What do I do if I have a wasp infestation? 

Ehrlich strongly advises against removing wasp nests with DIY methods as it can be highly dangerous. Ehrlich technicians have the correct equipment and wear protective gear to remove the nests safely. Our technicians understand how to treat for wasps and provide customized wasp services to fit your specific needs.

The following steps should be followed to eliminate wasps and will help to keep them away.

Correctly identifying the types of wasps infesting your property is critical to successfully removing them. Wasps can be easily mistaken for bees, making it challenging to identify what species of wasp is on your property without professional training. Accurate identification is critical as it will help determine the best treatment method, as there are many wasp species, including bald-faced hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and mud daubers.

Once the wasp is identified, your technician will make a treatment recommendation. The wasp removal method your technician suggests will depend on a variety of factors, including the location of the nest, state and local regulations, and the severity of the infestation. The wasp treatment method used will vary depending on the type of wasp.


Treatments by species

  • Paper wasp nests will be treated directly with an aerosol insecticide, repellent liquid residual, or residual dust. Once the colony is eliminated, your Technician will remove the nest.
  • Yellow jacket nests in wall and ground voids are controlled by applying a residual dust into the nest's opening. If there isn’t a nest to treat, yellow jacket traps will be placed where the insects commonly gather.
  • Bald-faced hornet nests will be treated by applying a residual dust into the entrance of the hole of the nest. Your Technician will then puncture the side of the nest and apply additional dust to the nest.

Once a treatment plan is agreed upon, your Technician will provide you with a quote for services.

Step 3: Prevention

Prevention is necessary for keeping wasps off your property. You can actively and regularly check your property for signs of nests to enable early treatment. You can also make changes to your behavior and how you handle food and drink outdoors to help deter wasps.

With Ehrlich’s PestFree365+ plan, your technician will take preventative measures to help keep your home protected from 36 of the most common pests, including wasps.

How do I tell where wasps are coming from? 

If you spot a wasp, a nest with others may be close by. For any wasp activity or nests, you should check areas around your home, such as under the eaves, roof hangs, and wall voids. Wasps may enter your home to search for food sources by using small cracks or gaps as entry points.

Ground-nesting wasps might be seen flying in and out of mulch or ornamental plants due to an inconspicuous hole in the ground. Wasps can become aggressive, so if you suspect a wasp infestation, it is best to contact a wasp exterminator at your local Ehrlich office.

Wasp prevention tips

Preventing wasp infestations requires taking proactive steps to minimize attractants and block potential nesting sites. Here are some practical tips to help prevent wasps: 

  • Check for nests -  Look for wasp nests in lofts, garages, sheds, cavity walls, or under eaves. Early small nests have fewer wasps and are easier to treat quickly. 
  • Secure garbage - Ensure outside garbage cans have tightly fitting lids. Keep your garbage at a distance from doors and windows.
  • Keep windows and doors shut - Keeping your windows and doors closed will help to prevent wasps from easily entering your home or business.
  • Seal entry points - Regularly inspect and seal any cracks, gaps, and openings with caulk or weather stripping to prevent wasps from entering.
  • Keep food covered - Wasps are attracted to food sources, so keep any food outside covered and promptly clean up any spills or messes. 
  • Avoid bright colors - Wasps are attracted to brightly colored clothing or objects, so opt for neutral colors when trying to keep the wasps away.
  • Professional help - Although there are preventative measures you can take, we recommend seeking professional help if you suspect a wasp infestation, as wasps can be very aggressive.


How are wasps different than bees?

While wasps and bees can appear similar, they are separate and distinct species. Understanding the differences is important to help you identify whether you’re dealing with bees or wasps so you can treat them accordingly. Wasps and bees have several key differences in their appearance and habits.


  • Slender and smooth bodies
  • Have clear, narrow constrictions between the thorax and abdomen
  • Carnivorous and feed off insects
  • More aggressive and territorial
  • Build their nests from mud or paper-like material from chewing wood fibers


  • Rounder and hairier bodies
  • Robust body without narrow constrictions
  • Herbivores
  • Less aggressive
  • Build their nests from wax secreted from their bodies

Frequently asked questions

How do I reduce the risk of wasps on my property?

The best way to keep wasps off your property is to prevent them. Our PestFree365+ program is an annual service that will protect you all year from 36 of the most common pests, including wasps.

What is the easiest way to get rid of a wasp nest?

Although high numbers of wasps in your home or garden almost certainly mean a nest nearby, getting rid of a nest may not always be a feasible solution. If the nest is off your property, you will have minimal control over what you can do to remove it. If you find a wasp nest on your property, it is best to seek help from a professional.

How much does it cost to get rid of wasps?

The cost of wasp control will vary based on many factors, so an inspection before quoting will provide the most accurate price. Your wasp control technician will consider some of the following factors:

  • Wasp species
  • Size/number of nests
  • Height of nest
  • Accessibility of nest

How do you get rid of wasps yourself?

DIY wasp control is not recommended as it can be dangerous. Wasps only sting when they feel threatened, so if you attempt to spray their nest on your own, you are putting yourself at risk. You should contact a professional pest control company, like Ehrlich, at the first sign of wasps in your home or on your property.

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