Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Nest Removal - The Bee Man Servicing Southern California Since 1977Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp nest removal takes on several different forms. There are many different species of wasps. As a result, there are different types of wasp nest removal needs.

The most common are paper wasp, mud wasp, and black wasps. Wasps are not aggressive unless they feel threatened; however, they do not lose their stinger and their stings can be quite painful. The paper wasps build their nests under sheltered areas such as window sills, door frames, and the eaves of structures. They also build their nests in attics and behind fascia boards. Their nests are generally visible, shaped like an umbrella with a handle coming off the top and attaching to the eaves or the structure. The bottom of the nest has holes in it, which are filled with white eggs.

Where Wasp Nest Removal Occurs

Wasps like to build their nests on the south or southeast side of a structure. They continue to build year after year in the same locations. Once wasps have established their territory, it could take 2-3 years to break the cycle. The wasp nests need to be treated and removed.

The mud dauber has much the same behavior as all wasps; however, its nest is like a clump of mud on the side of your building or structure. The black wasps are generally found along rooflines. They lay their eggs in or along the tiles or shingles of roofs.

Wasp Food Sources

The food source for wasps is the smaller bugs and insects, living on the plants and bushes in our yards and landscaped areas. Whiteflies, aphids, ants are all favorites of the wasp. In the ecological system, wasps are a benefit because they eat the insects that destroy our plants, bushes, and landscapes. The problem is that they are a stinging insect and may not co-habit well with humans.

Key points to remember about wasp nest removal:

  • Paper wasps build their nests under the eaves, window sills, and doorways of structures.
  • Their nests are generally visible, shaped like an umbrella with a handle coming off the top and attaching to the eaves or the structure. The bottom of the nest has holes in it.
  • They will continue to build year after year in the same locations and once they have established their territory, it could take 2-3 years to break the cycle.
  • Every wasp nests need to be treated and removed.
  • The mud wasp has much the same behavior as all wasps; however, its nest is like a clump of mud on the side of your building or structure.
  • Many times a swallow’s nest is mistaken for a mud wasp nest. Please note that swallows’ nests are protected by the Federal Bird Migration Act and may not be removed until September 1st and only if they are empty.
  • The black wasps are generally found along rooflines. They lay their eggs in or along the tiles or shingles of roofs.
  • The food source for wasps is the smaller bugs and insects, living on the plants and bushes in our yards and landscapes. Controlling the insect population may help control the wasp population. Wasp infestations can be problematic.

The Bee Man is happy to be part of the solution to eliminate wasp infestations.