Affordable Pest Control
Wasp Extermination & Removal
Wasps build their nests in a variety of places, often choosing sunny spots. Nests are commonly located in holes underground, along riverbanks or small hillocks, attached to the side of walls, trees or plants, or underneath floors or eaves of houses. Wasp nests are most easily found on sunny days at dawn or dusk as the low light levels make it easier to spot the wasps flying in and out of their nests.
Wasps will attack and sting humans, particularly if threatened, so care should be taken around wasps and their nests. Wasp nests found in dangerous places (such as in houses or in commonly used public spaces) should be reported to the local council or pest control service for removal.
Generally, wasps are parasites or parasitoids as larvae, and feed on nectar only as adults. Many wasps are predatory, using other insects (often paralyzed) as food for their larvae. In parasitic species, the first meals are almost always derived from the host in which the larvae grow. Several types of social wasps are omnivorous, feeding on a variety of fallen fruit, nectar, and carrion.
Some of these social wasps, such as yellow jackets, may scavenge for dead insects to provide for their young. In many social species, the larvae provide sweet secretions that are consumed by adults. Adult male wasps sometimes visit flowers to obtain nectar to feed on in much the same manner as honey bees.
Occasionally, some species, such as yellow jackets and, especially, hornets, invade honey bee nests and steal honey and/or brood.
Wasp removal conducted by Affordable Pest Control is one of our specialties. All of our wasp extermination services are backed by a minimum 6 month written warranty with prices as low as $75.00. Wasp nests are all removed the same day we arrive and are all done so using licensed Ministry of the Environment insecticides. These specialized services are offered to residents and businesses of Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Brooklin, Courtice, and surrouding areas. When arriving, all of our licensed wasp exterminator's will make sure each and every nest you have is safely removed. This not only will give you peace of mind but also, will make sure you and your family are safe for the remainder of the season. During the summer months, wasp pest control is certainly on the rise. Leaving these flying insects for as little as a couple weeks can lead to a serious problem. It is important to choose a pest control company to deal with your wasp problem wisely as treatment method will often depend on the different wasp species you may have.
One important feature to note is the main difference between yellow jacket wasps (seen in the photo below) and bald faced hornets. These insects are much more aggressive than the typical wasp and behave significantly different. Bald faced hornet nests are very large in nature with a grey colour. They often hang from tree's or soffit's of homes and should never be handled without proper training.
We also provide wasp extermination services and wasp removal services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
Whatever problem you may be having, Affordable Pest Control is here to help. Contact us today for your free quote!