Wasp & Hornet Control

Wasp & Hornet Removal

Wasp and Hornet Removal

Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Cicada Killer, & Digger Bee Control

At Rid-A-Critter, we understand the importance of effective pest control, especially when it comes to the aggressive nature of wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and other stinging insects. Our expertise in hornet control, nest removal, and treatment of other pests ensures your rights to a safe environment are protected. We’re seasoned pest control experts who have mastered the art of wasp and hornet removal, removing nests without posing risks to you or your loved ones.

Why These Pests are a Concern:

Threat to People: The threat of stings, particularly to those with allergies, makes control of these stinging insects vital.

Property Damage: Some species can cause damage to wood structures in your home.

Nuisance: The presence of insects, especially aggressive and potentially harmful ones can be distressing and disruptive.

Our services extend to the management of cicada killers and digger bees, insects that, while generally less hostile, can still present a nuisance. Bees, wasps, and hornets all have their roles in our ecosystem, but when they pose a threat to humans, it’s time to call in pest control professionals. It’s not just about removing a nest; it’s about ensuring these pests don’t come back. Our comprehensive control strategy encompasses a thorough inspection, an integrated service plan, and follow-up to prevent future infestations.

Depend on Rid-A-Critter to control stinging pests, protecting your home or business from the dangers they pose. Trust in our services and expertise—you’re not just hiring hornet exterminators; you’re investing in peace of mind. With our dedication to controlling stinging insects responsibly and efficiently, you’ll know that the pest problem is being handled by the best in the business. Remember, when it comes to bees, wasps, and hornets, proactive control is far better than reactive treatment.

Our Approach to Wasp and Hornet Control

1. Inspection: We start by inspecting your property to locate all wasp and hornet nests.

2. Safe Removal: Our experts then safely remove the nest from the home.

3. Prevention: We also advise on preventive services to keep them from returning, such as sealing potential entry points.

Identifying Common Georgia Hornets and Bees for Targeted Problem Solving

Many species of wasps vary in their size, coloration, biology, and habits. They also vary in their aggressiveness. Some wasps, such as hornets and yellow jackets, are highly aggressive. But some other wasps, like many of the “paper wasps,” are relatively passive and usually won’t sting unless provoked. The wasps most commonly encountered in Georgia are hornets, yellow jackets, and various species of paper wasps. We provide control of all of these wasps.

In dealing with wasp and hornet removal, it’s important to identify the problem early and contact pest control experts. Our technicians at Rid-A-Critter can control these insects quickly, effectively managing the problem. A wasp nest can house a significant number of pests, and DIY pest control attempts can escalate the problem. Trust our specialized knowledge in hornet control and wasp nest eradication to protect you and your property from these potentially dangerous pests. Through diligent control measures, we provide the peace of mind that your wasp and hornet problem will be resolved with expert care.

Yellow Jackets

There are a number of wasp species commonly called yellow jackets in Georgia. These wasps vary in their appearance, aggressiveness, and habits. As a group, however, yellow jackets are considered very aggressive, although not quite so aggressive as hornets. They can deliver a painful sting and will attack in large groups if their nests are threatened.

Yellow jackets are commonly seen buzzing around trash pails, dumpsters, and discarded beverage containers where they are foraging for food; as well as around their nests, which may be located a considerable distance away.

Most yellow jacket wasps build nests in voids in hollow trees, attics, wall and ceiling voids, soffits, rock walls, abandoned cars, crawl spaces, and other protected areas. They also may build nests in the ground, usually in abandoned animal burrows. In urban areas of Georgia & Alabama, yellow jacket control is often needed around picnic areas, outdoor cafes, golf courses, and other recreational areas. In more rural parts of Georgia & Alabama, we get a lot of phone calls for yellow jacket control at farms, campgrounds, children’s summer camps, and residences. We have a great variety of pest control methods that can be used to reduce yellow jacket populations in all of these areas.

Paper Wasps

As with yellow jackets, there are many species of wasps known as “paper wasps.” They get their name from their practice of building nests made of paper that they manufacture from chewed wood and bodily secretions.

Some paper wasp species prefer to build their nests in hollow voids in attics, roof soffits, wall voids, hollow fence posts, and other home areas. Other paper wasp species prefer building exposed nests, usually under overhangs, on window and door frames, or on the undersides of porch or gazebo roofs.

Most paper wasps are solitary, but multiple solitary paper wasps often build nests in the same areas. But most paper wasps are not considered “social” insects because there is no apparent division of labor nor cooperation between nests.

Most species of paper wasps are not very aggressive. They will attack and sting if threatened or provoked, but they are not as territorial as yellow jackets or hornets and are less likely to go out of their way to sting someone who isn’t bothering them. Paper wasp control varies in difficulty depending on the size and location of the nest and the aggressiveness of the particular species.

Cicada Killers

Cicada killer wasps (sometimes called “lawn wasps”) resemble large yellow jackets, but their behavior is unique. Cicada killers catch and paralyze cicadas, drag them into their nests in the ground, and lay eggs on them. The cicadas then serve as food for the cicada killer’s young as they develop. The eggs hatch within a day or two after they are laid, and the larvae feed on the cicadas.

Male cicada killers cannot sting and are harmless, but their aggressive flight scares people. It’s all a show. They don’t have stingers. Female cicada killers do have stingers and may sting humans if they feel threatened, but they are generally non-aggressive toward people. Cicada killer control becomes necessary when the insects’ aggressive flying style scares people, and when they damage the outside of your home by creating unsightly holes in the lawn. Pest control services are also beneficial when they are present in great numbers and simply become too frustrating to ignore.

Digger Bees

Digger bees are a group of bees that live in the ground. Although technically solitary bees, they tend to dig their holes in close proximity to each other and may forage together. But each hole is an individual nest tended by one female. Digger bees are common throughout Georgia and Alabama, often occurring in the same places every year.

Although they can sting, digger bees are less aggressive than most other bees and wasps. They generally won’t sting unless they are threatened. Their stings can be painful, however, and are very dangerous to individuals with bee allergies.

Rid-A-Critter provides professional pest control for yellow jackets, wasps, and carpenter bees, digger bees, and cicada killers in Georgia and Alabama. We have the know-how and equipment to safely service your home, and remove stinging insects from your property, no matter where they are nesting. Give us a call for prompt, professional pest control of any stinging insect problem.

Professional Hornet Control and Hornets’ Nest Removal

Dealing with wasps and hornets can be a daunting challenge. Both insects are not only nuisances but also pose risks. Our seasoned hornet exterminators at Rid-A-Critter understand the importance of prompt service to remove hornets and their nests from your home. Unlike other pests, these insects can be particularly aggressive, making professional control and nest removal services essential. Wasps and hornets can quickly establish a hornet nest in various property locations. At Rid-A-Critter, we specialize in the control and removal of these insects, ensuring that every nest is eliminated safely and efficiently. With our comprehensive services, homeowners can have peace of mind. Our control approach combines advanced techniques and services, ideal for removing and preventing hornets from reclaiming their nests.

Hornet control and hornets’ nest removal are among our most in-demand summer services. As the Georgia summer gets hotter, hornets become more active and stay that way into the fall. Hornets have a well-deserved reputation for delivering multiple painful stings, making hornet control a job for pest control professionals.

Over-the-counter “wasp-freeze” products can be effective, but the problem is that you get exactly one chance to get the insecticide stream into the hole. If you miss, the entire colony of hornets will attack you. Professional exterminators with the most modern and effective materials suit up in protective gear to take care of hornet problems. If professionals have that kind of respect for the stinging prowess of hornets, that tells you something.

The nests and the hornets themselves band together, creating a problem that requires more than just spot control. Controlling these stinging insects isn’t solely about removing visible nests but also involves strategic pest control plans to prevent their resurgence. We practice thorough hornet control methods that cover every aspect of infestation, from the visible signs to the more discrete breeding grounds, ensuring your home remains free from these pests. Our pest control expertise extends beyond hornets to include a variety of other insects, offering an all-encompassing solution to your pest control needs. Trusting Rid-A-Critter for your hornet and nest removal means you are enlisting a dedicated team of pest experts who prioritize your safety and the integrity of your home. Don’t let a hornet problem escalate—reach out to us for expert pest control tailor-made to eradicate these pests from your environment.

Georgia Hornet Species

The most common hornets in Georgia and Alabama are the baldfaced and the European hornets.

Baldfaced Hornets

Although commonly referred to as hornets, baldfaced hornets technically aren’t hornets at all. They’re wasps. We’ll call them hornets, however, because that’s what most folks call them. Baldfaced hornets are the most aggressive wasps and the most common hornets we see in our area. They’re hardy, ever-vigilant, aggressive, and unpredictable. Walking within three feet of a baldfaced hornet’s nest is like asking to be stung, but hornets often attack people who walk ten feet or more away from their nests.

Baldfaced hornets’ nests are built of paper and usually are suspended from trees or structures, but sometimes, they build nests in the ground or hollow trees or other voids. Typically, two or three “sentry” hornets circle the nest opening and watch for potential threats. If the sentries sense danger, they immediately alert the rest of the troops. When that happens, watch out!

Because hornets often build their nests in very high, difficult-to-reach places, many exterminators are unable — or afraid — to treat them. Not us. At Rid-A-Critter, we can handle any hornet control job, no matter how high the nest is. We have ladders, scaffolding, lifts, and even bucket trucks at our disposal, so we can handle pest control jobs that other exterminators can’t.

European Hornets

European hornets (who really are hornets, by the way) are larger than baldfaced hornets. Workers average about an inch in length, and queens can be even larger. They also produce a loud and intimidating buzz. Despite their size and their buzz, however, European hornets are considerably less aggressive than baldfaced hornets. They’ll attack together if they feel threatened or if they are accidentally swatted at, sat upon, or otherwise bothered. However, these stinging pests are less likely to attack people at a distance for the sheer joy of it.

Unlike baldfaced hornets, European hornets rarely build exposed or suspended nests. Most commonly, European hornets build their nests in hollow trees and other void areas. When they build their nests inside buildings or homes, their droppings can result in a powerful, sickening stench. Sometimes the smell is the first clue a homeowner notices that they have a European hornet problem.

Comprehensive Wasp Removal Solutions for Persistent Pests

With Rid-A-Critter’s comprehensive pest control services, you’re guaranteed a solution that addresses even the most persistent pests. Our expert pest control team specializes in thorough wasp nest and hornet nest removal. Observing the rights of our clients to a pest-free environment, we devise pest management plans to remove these stinging insects with minimal disruption to your daily life.

Insects like wasps are handled carefully by our pest technicians to prevent harm to beneficial species while ensuring that hornets and other pests are controlled efficiently. Our treatment extends to the full life cycle of wasps and hornets, preventing their return and offering you peace of mind. When it comes to control, treatment, and nest removal, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing top-tier pest control. If you’re confronted with the challenge of removing wasps or regaining control over a hornet-infested area, trust Rid-A-Critter to deliver the excellent pest control and prevention services that you deserve.

Why Choose Our Wasp and Hornet Removal Services?

Expertise in pest control: Our team is skilled in the safe removal of pests such as wasp nests and hornet nests, ensuring effective control of these stinging insects.

Safe and effective pest treatment: We use proven methods to remove wasps and hornets, prioritizing the safety of you, your family, and your home.

Preventive pest solutions: Beyond just removing existing nests, we offer solutions to prevent wasps and hornets from returning, safeguarding your home for the long term.

If you’re facing a problem with wasps, hornets, or other pests, don’t wait. Contact us for professional, efficient, and friendly wasp and hornet removal. Our team is ready to provide the best pest control in the area, ensuring your home is safe and pest-free. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with expert pest control.

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