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Wasps & Hornets Control Services

Bees are rarely aggressive and are highly beneficial to our ecosystem. They do not usually present a problem in residential or commercial buildings.  Bees are listed under Canada's species risk registry and we are unable to treat them.  

Almost all of the nests we treated are wasps. Wasps make their nests out of mud and wood, and turn to food and garbage as food. Wasps are big, aggressive pest. Due to the likelihood of a wasp attack, getting rid of wasps by yourself is definitely not recommended, and professional services should always be consulted when dealing with a wasps nest.

To be sure you are dealing with a wasp infestation, rather than a bee problem, it is good to notice the difference between the two. 

A hollow stinger is found at the rear of the wasp's body that injects venom when it penetrates skin. These stings can be quite painful.

Social wasp species (which live in groups) are the most common and also the most dangerous because of their behaviour. Many of these wasp species have a habit of scavenging in garbage cans.

Social wasps make paper nests in different shapes and sizes, some of them quite visible and others hidden. The paper nest can be fully enclosed with an opening near the base, or have an open structure, depending on wasp species.

 

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 Bald-Faced Hornet 

  • Adults average about 19 mm long. 

  • Has a white or "baldfaced" head with three white stripes at the end of their bodies. 

  • Build paper nests at least 3 feet off of the ground, usually in trees, shrubs, on overhangs, utility poles, houses, sheds or other structures.  

  • Attracted by what they like to eat which is largely of soft-bodied insects (such as aphids and caterpillars), the pollen and nectar in flowers, and meats.  

  • One of the most aggressive pests with one of the most painful stingers.

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 Paper Wasp 

  • Are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. 

  • Nests are usually open and exposed resembling an upside down umbrella.

  • Can get quite in large size overtime.

  • Adult wasps will readily sting if they sense danger approaching. 

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 Yellow Jacket 

  • A typical worker is about 12 mm long, with alternating bands on the abdomen; the queen is larger, about 19 mm long.

  • Nests are built surrounded by a papery covering, and are commonly found within wall voids or cavities in the ground.

  • Are quite aggressive, and can attack in large numbers; typically most aggressive in late summer and this leads to an increase in yellow jacket stings.

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 Hornet 

  • Are the largest of the eusocial wasps, and are similar in appearance to their close relatives yellow jackets.

  • Build communal nests by chewing wood to make a papery pulp.

  • Would aggressively guard their nesting when threatened and their stings can be dangerous.

  • 2 major types of hornets: European hornet and Bald-faced hornets. 

  • Well known for being aggressive, predatory, and very territorial.

 Our Wasp Nests Removal Service 

Our service technicians will dress in protective stinging insect gear to keep them safe from stings. Once the colony has been eliminated, and depending on where the nest is located and wherever possible, the service technician will remove the nest completely so a new colony of wasps or hornets cannot re-use it in the future.

 

Our qualified and professional technicians have the expertise to identify the specific species.  And all treatments are tailored to ensure effective control of the wasp or hornet nest, based on its location.

It is important to note that removal of a nest may not always be possible as it can be within a cavity wall or in a similar enclosed location.

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Phone: 604-721-3788

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