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Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Exterminator

Our stinging insect service will remove and prevent bees, wasps, and hornet invasions at your home or business in Central, VA.

Control Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Populations While Protecting The Environment

When warm weather comes around it’s time for residents in Ashland, VA, and the surrounding areas to spend time outdoors.

Your family will be having people over for cookouts, the kids will be playing outside, and you will be doing more yard work. 

What could ruin this incredible occasion? A wasps nest or hornet that stings your potentially allergic family members.

Bees, wasps, and hornets are important for our ecosystem. Bees pollinate flowers, wasps are a natural biocontrol for crops, and hornets regulate populations of flies, caterpillars, beetles, and wasps.

But, that doesn’t mean they don’t pose a threat when they nest on your property. Their stings can be extremely dangerous if someone in your family is allergic.

That’s why you shouldn’t handle the nest on your own. Contact Greenshield Home & Pest Solutions for safe, effective, and same-day stinging insect removal.

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The Dangers Of Bees, Wasps, and Hornets On Your Property

  • Stings can result in significant swelling, leading to airway obstruction and trouble breathing. You and your family are at risk of going to the nearest emergency room. 
  • Multiple stings or severely allergic reactions can cause coughing, nausea, dizziness, sweating, anxiety, hives, and death. 
  •  Bees, wasps, and hornets can be very aggressive and attack when feel threatened. Which means children and animals playing in the yard can unexpectedly interrupt a nest.
  • Killing individual bees or wasps won’t take care of the population. Some stinging insects build hard-to-reach nests inside walls, underground, or in attics.
  • Some DIY techniques are incorrect and could aggravate the nest, leading to increased aggression.
  • Some species of bees and other stinging insects are protected species, and it may be illegal to kill or remove them without the proper authorization.
  • Wasps and Hornets can be very unpredictable and aggressive depending on the species. If you’re not sure what species is nesting around your home, don’t take your chances.

Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Removal, Extermination, and Prevention

Why Choose US To Solve Your Bees, Wasps, and Hornet Problem?

A local house. It's best to have a professional remove stinging insects from your property.

Property Inspection

When you contact Greenshield Home & Pest Solutions, you receive a same-day full property inspection for bees, wasps, and hornets. A PCP (Pest Control Professional) will check for stinging insects in your attic, walls, under eaves, tree branches, and underground. We want to ensure you have a thorough inspection to keep your family safe from dangerous stings.

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Safe Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Removal

During your inspection, we will identify the species and prepare to remove them. If the species is protected, we will ensure to remove the hive/nest and relocate it to a safe area. Use natural insecticide and strategies to either repel or exterminate the bees, wasps, or hornets. Our Pest Control Professionals will also work with you to set up an environment they won’t want to return to.

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Stinging Insect Protection

They don’t have to be dangerous wasps to set up preventative measures. It’s our goal to keep you and your family safe from stings year-round. As a full-service pest control provider, our pest control technicians can set you up with a regular plan that removes and then continues to prevent bees, wasps, and hornets from returning to your property.  

The Stinging Insects In Virginia

There are over 109 species of stinging insects in Virginia. Here we have 6 of the most well-known bees, wasps, and hornets. Hover over each stinging insect below to read information on the species.

Baldfaced Hornet

Baldfaced Hornets are 5/8 - 1/2 inches long and look like Yellow Jackets but with white and black coloring. They build nests that hang in the air and sentries fly around the nest protecting it. If a sentry Balfaced Hornet detects danger, the insects will swarm. It's very important to avoid these nests and have a professional pest control company remove them.

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Bumble Bee

Many people know what Bumble Bees look like. They are chunky, round, furry, yellow and black. Believe it or not, Bumblebees live underground. If their colony is disturbed they are known to swarm the invader. These are the bees you usually see on flowers that produce large amounts of nector and pollen, such as clover, dandeliions, and wildfloers.

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees are often mistaken for Bumble Bees. They look similar except a Carpenter Bee's abdomen is completely black. A Bumblebee has a yellow and black abdomen. Carpenter Bees got their name because they like to burrow into wooden structures around your home, resulting in circular tunnels.

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Cicada Killer Wasps

These wasps are 2 inches long and have a scary name, but they are mostly harmless. Just like their name suggests, they want to ignore you and kill Cicadas. However, should you accidentally aggravate one it will give you a painful sting. These stinging insects will burrow into your lawn to create nests. If they burrow into a child's sandbox, then they can become very dangerous.

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Paper Wasps

These wasps can be brown with yellow or reddish markings. The species that are yellow look a lot like Yellow Jackets, but they are very different. Paper Wasps are less aggressive than Yellow Jackets and like to nest in the air, not underground. You will see these nests in trees and on your home. They aren't naturally aggressive but will swarm if the nest is disturbed.

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Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jacket likes to build nests in the ground and they are fiercely protective of them. A lawnmower, sniffing animal, or playing child can disturb the nest and unleash a wave of Yellow Jackets looking to sting. Yellow Jackets are known to pursue the person that disturbed the nest and will even follow the target around obstacles. If you think you have Yellow Jackets contact a professional pest control company.

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Greenshield Home & Pest Solutions will remove the stinging insects. We can also discuss preventative measures to keep them from coming back.

Bees, Wasps, and Hornets FAQs:

Many people try to remove their own bees, wasps, and hornets using raid or some other kind of stinging insect “killer,” found at the grocery store. Many of these products aren’t effective at killing wasps and can result in stings. It’s much safer to have an exterminator remove wasps and bees for you. Professional Pest Control technicians have the proper strategies and pesticides that have 25% more killing power than over-the-counter products. The best way to keep yourself out of the hospital is to call a pest control professional.

Yellow Jackets are considered the most aggressive stinging insect in Virginia. Yellow Jackets build nests in the ground that are easily disturbed. When they are disturbed the Yellow Jackets will chase and swarm the target, delivering multiple stings each. The most dangerous bee is the Africanized Honey Bee. These bees are especially aggressive and can chase their targets over a quarter mile.

You can use essential oils to keep many stinging insects away. Peppermint Oil is been shown to act as a natural repellent for wasps and bees. There are wasp traps you can buy that lure them in through sugar water or other attractive substances. However, nothing is better at preventing stinging insects than professional pest control.

Googling stinging pests will give you information on bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. But, Virginia also has fire ants that sting.

A Honey Bee can only sting you once and will die shortly after.

Honey Bees will leave stingers on your skin. Wasps, Hornets, and other species of bees will not.

The cost will depend on the size of the infestation, the strategy to remove it, and how comprehensive the preventative plan is. Contact Greenshield Home & Pest Solutions and we can provide a free same-day pest inspection.

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