Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Nest Removal

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Wasp crawling out of wasp nest at property in DeKalb County Georgia that was in need of stinging insect extermination service

Stinging insects like wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can quickly become a hazard when they build nests too close to human activity. Active Pest Control offers nest removal services to help you protect your property and your family. You don’t have to take on the risk yourself – we’ll remove all nests on your property and perform a thorough inspection to ensure they’re all gone.

Call us today and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you can enjoy your entire property without fear of being stung. Our wasp and hornet nest extermination technicians provide reliable and responsible service.

When Is Wasp Or Hornet Nest Removal Warranted?

If you have a wasp or hornet nest on your property, it’s a good idea to have it removed – unless you’re OK with the possibility of getting stung. While some species aren’t aggressive, unless you’re an expert it’s difficult to tell the aggressive apart from the non-aggressive at a glance. 

We recommend professional nest removal if you spot a nest larger than a fist, but it’s also a smart choice for anyone who wants to play it safe with stinging insects on their property, especially if you have kids or pets playing in the area.

What Should You Do If You Spot a Nest?

If you spot a nest, try to verify the species it belongs to. Stinging insects are territorial, so if you see a bunch of one type flying around in the area, there’s a good chance that it’s their nest. If you’re unable to determine the exact species, ask yourself: “Is it a wasp or a bee?” If you can determine that, you can determine what to do next.

  • Wasps and Hornets: The biggest clue that it’s a wasp or hornet’s nest is a curved multi-segment body that narrows at the abdomen. People also say that wasps and hornets look “mean.” Since wasps or hornets can be aggressive and will sting to defend their nest, we recommend calling a professional nest removal specialist ASAP.
  • Bees: Bees have a much more rounded body with fuzzy hairs that allow them to be the most effective pollinators on the planet. People sometimes say bees look “cute” or “friendly.” Bees are not typically aggressive, so removal is not necessary in all cases. If you can tolerate their presence, we recommend keeping them around for the benefits they bring to your yard.

Should You Avoid Removing Wasp Nests Because They’re Beneficial to the Environment?

If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of removing pollinators from your property, you should know that wasps and hornets aren’t nearly as effective at pollinating as bees. There are many other insects and birds that are similarly effective as wasps and hornets as pollinators – and much less dangerous.

How to Identify a Wasp or Hornet Nest

Check out our full guide to identifying wasp and hornet nests. 

If you see a nest, it’s important to avoid it entirely. Even if the nest appears empty, there could still be lingering stinging insects inside. Another thing to take note of is the fact that certain wasps and hornets become more aggressive in the late summer and fall months as they seek resources to survive the winter. 

Professional Wasp Nest Removal

To sum it up: nest removal should always be handled by a stinging insect exterminator with experience. At Active Pest Control, we have what it takes to protect you and your family from stinging insects all year long. If nests form again on your property after our nest removal service, you can trust that our technicians will return to your property to safely remove any new nests.

Whether you need a wasp or hornet nest removed, give our team a call today!

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