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Bee, Wasp and Yellow Jacket Control

Keep stinging pests at bay with Western's expert pest control team.

About Bees, Wasps and Yellow Jackets

Bees

There are more than 20,000 recorded species of these winged insects around the world. Bees are typically black or brown with red, yellow or lustrous blue stripes. The vast majority are very beneficial.

Wasps

Wasps have various appearances depending on their species. They're usually recognizable by their elongated bodies, pinched waists and reddish-brown color.

Yellow Jackets

Perhaps the most aggressive of the stinging winged pests, yellow jackets are typically black and yellow with a thin waist and elongated wings that fold laterally when they rest.

The common thread that links these pests is their ability to inflict painful stings. Having them in unwanted places around your home can be detrimental, especially for people who are allergic to their stings. Some wasp species also tend to dig and remove small strips of wood, racking up costly repairs as they build their nests.

  • Stinging
  • Allergy risk
  • Structural damage
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How to Detect Stinging Pests

The good news: noticing an infestation of these winged pests is simple. Adult wasps and yellow jackets typically buzz around their nests, often built out of human sight in the corners of ceilings or furniture. If a nest is around your building, the loud humming sound will alert you to their presence.

How to Prevent Stinging Pests

The two primary attractants for bees, wasps and yellow jackets are sweet foods and bright white lights. Fruit trees and sugary food waste are prime targets for scavenging, so be sure to clean up any rotting fruits, opened soda cans or other food items lying around. It's also best to use soft yellow bulbs for outdoor lighting.
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