Expert Bee and Wasp Control Services

Effective Methods to Get Rid of Bees and Wasps

There are over 600 species of native bees in Washington state and none of them make honey. Most are not aggressive, seldom nest in structures, and rarely require treatment.

The traditional honey bee is not native to North America and can actually spread parasites and diseases to native bees. Honey bee swarms have been escaping from bee farmers since they were first introduced by European immigrants in the 1600s. Engaging a beekeeper is recommended for removing feral swarms of honey bees. If honey bees have nested in a structure long enough to build a honeycomb many beekeepers will assist with removing the colony and the comb.

Getting rid of bees and wasps requires a careful and strategic approach to ensure safety and effectiveness.

DO NOT SPRAY HONEY BEES!

Even if you have a bee allergy, killing the bees often leads to other problems, and beekeepers usually won’t help once the bees and honey are contaminated.

For effective Bee and Wasp Control, consider landscaping with non-flowering plants that aren’t attractive to bees. Bunch grasses, dwarf evergreen trees, and ground-hugging junipers are just a few options that won’t attract bees. Opt for professional Bee Removal Services to safely handle and relocate bees without causing harm to their populations.

Wasps/Hornets

Wasps and hornets are close relatives capable of inflicting painful stings but with the demise of the Northern Giant Hornet (last detected in 2021), there are no “true” hornets left in Washington state. The “bald-faced hornet” commonly found here is actually a wasp like the yellow jacket, paper wasp, and mud dauber.

Depending on the species, wasp nests often occur underground in abandoned animal burrows or above ground in paper-clad nests in trees, bushes, and the eaves of buildings. Wasps are predators and scavengers feeding on aphids, spiders, caterpillars, dead animals, garbage, and plant nectar.

A nest can release hundreds of defenders which can be painful and potentially dangerous if you are stung multiple times, even if you aren’t allergic.

Why Choose Our Bee and Wasp Control Services

Inspect

Every service we provide begins with an inspection. Inspection allows us to accurately identify your pest, determine the scope of the infestation, and prescribe an appropriate treatment program. It also allows us to become familiar with how your home was built. Different materials and construction techniques require different Bee and Wasp Control and treatment techniques.

communicate

Your technician will make observations and recommendations that will help prevent future infestations and guide you on steps to get the best performance from your Bee Removal Services.

Treat

Nest sites will be treated and allowed to remain at least overnight to allow foraging workers to return and be exposed to the treatment. Activity usually stops within 24 hours. Nest are typically removed within two days.

Monitor

We will monitor performance whether you choose to address the immediate infestation or opt for our inclusive Flagship pest prevention to confirm that the program is effective. We back this service for 90 days.

Maintain

Flagship maintenance targets common pests preventively on a three-month cycle. After the initial service, maintenance services run $110.00. Spring, summer, and fall preventive applications are made to the exterior foundation, eaves, door, and window casings. Winter service includes a borate dust application if your home has a crawlspace under it. Your technician will install locked bait boxes against the foundation for rodent management.

Coverage includes spiders, ants, sowbugs, earwigs, millipedes, rodents, wasps (including Wasp Exterminator), fleas, and carpenter ants (after the initial year).

Your technician will report observations of conditions contributing to pest activity on an ongoing basis, with a complete inspection and written report every three years.

Beacon Pest Control will perform rodent trapping and wildlife Bee and Wasp Nest Removal at significant discounts.

Free pest consultations are included.