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Stinging insect control

Since 1921, Western Exterminator has offered effective stinging insect control solutions for bees, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and more. Our stinging insect control specialists understand the long and short-term effects of treatments on the environment and how it can impact specific species of stinging insects, especially honey bees.

Licensed and trained to follow strict guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency, our specialists use an integrated pest management approach specifically designed to offer our customers the safest and most effective pest control with the least environmental impact.

Your safety is our number one concern. We strive to protect people while enhancing lives and understand that every situation needs to be individually addressed with customized solutions that will offer our customers the ultimate peace of mind.

If you have stinging insects on your property that are endangering your safety or the safety of others, please contact us today to discuss what solutions will work best for your situation. Western is here to help.

Quick guide: Types of stinging insects

Not sure what kind of stinging insect you're seeing? You're not alone. On the west coast, you can find all kinds of bees and wasps and it doesn't help that many of them look similar to each other. Not to mention that bee hives and wasp nests can also look alike at first glance. If you are seeing bees, wasps, or a scary looking nest on your property, identification is the first step. Our quick guide can provide you with references for the most common types of stinging insects in your area.

Bee control & removal resources

Unlike other stinging insects, bees must be treated differently. By attempting to remove bees on your own or exterminating a hive, you could be harming a protected insect and ultimately the environment. Our experts know how to safely and effectively handle bees so you don’t have to. If removal is required, a licensed beekeeper may be consulted first.

Wasp and hornet control & removal resources

Wasps and hornets can be dangerous. While typically more aggressive than bees, it's important that you have the proper information before taking action. Different wasps are located in different places around your property. Understanding how wasps behave will determine how and when the best time is to treat and remove wasp nests, while reducing your risk of being stung. 

Read more about stinging insects

Interested in learning more about stinging insects? Check out some of our blog articles that uncover the good, the bad and the ugly side of these feared pests.

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