BEES AND WASPS

Stinging Insect Pest Control

Absolute Pest Control exterminates any type of stinging insect. Wasps, bees and other stinging insect nests are a serious health concern around the home. Successful elimination of stinging pests requires proper identification of the bees, hornets or wasps that have infested your property. Unlike a bee’s barbed stinger, wasps have a smooth stinger which allows them to sting many times when they feel threatened. Don't take the chance of upsetting a stinging insect nest, you may be stung multiple times! 

Stinging insects rarely reuse the same nest year after year. Homeowners often self-treat and then seal up exterior entry points that stinging pests use for their nests. Once trapped, the nest of bees, hornets and wasps find alternate ways of exiting the treated area. You don't want hundreds of irritated stinging pests trapped inside a wall with nowhere to go but inside the home!

Stinging pest extermination starts with a state licensed pest control technician providing a full inspection of your property. During the inspection, we'll point out potential problem areas around the structure. Once the source of your wasp problem has been identified, we'll create a customized wasp treatment plan, using the most effective and environmentally-conscious extermination solutions available. Instead of battling stinging insects on your own, call us for a FREE estimate on your stinging insect problem.

Stinging pests in Ohio

Stinging pests in Ohio

There are many species of stinging insects that range from the beneficial Honeybee and parasitic wasp, to the invasive European paper wasp. Some of the primary species found by ABSOLUTE PEST are:

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BALD FACED HORNETS

Workers are about 5/8-3/4+ in (15-20+ mm) or more long; queens are 3/4+ in (20+ mm) long. They build paper enclosed, gray, aerial nests. The Bald Faced hornet is mostly black with a characteristic white pattern over most of its face, hence its common name, “Bald Faced.” Bald Faced hornet nests can be found in nearby trees, chimneys, under eaves, or nesting behind siding, in barns, attics and other structures.

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CARPENTER BEES

Adults are about 1/2 to 1 in (12.5-25 mm) long and robust. Because of their size, carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumble bees. When properly identified, carpenter bees can be distinguished by their shiny, black abdomen and helicopter or “hovering” flight pattern. The adult female carpenter bee will use her chewing mouthparts to bore holes into wood (about the diameter of a dime) where she will turn to the grain and create a chamber approximately 5-8 inches long in which to lay her eggs.

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EUROPEAN PAPER WASPS

European paper wasp adults rather small at about 15 mm long. The European paper wasp is commonly mistaken for the yellowjacket, as both appear black in color with yellow markings (like stripes) on the body. A distinguishing characteristic of the paper wasp is its thin, noticeably pinched “waist” and upside-down, umbrella shaped nest. Paper wasp nests may be found under eaves, behind attic gable vents, inside exterior lights, charcoal or gas grills, and other enclosed areas. At rest, the paper wasp will hold its wings above the body at an approximate 45 degree angle.

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YELLOW JACKETS

Adult workers are 3/8-5/8 in (10-16 mm) long, depending on species; queens are 25% longer. Yellow jackets are generally black in color with yellow markings on the body. Yellow Jackets prefer to nest in the ground, making a paper-carton nest with multiple layers and hundreds of individual cells. The nest eventually has 30-55 compartments surrounded by a paper wall. They can also be found nesting in attics, behind walls, inside hollow trees, barns, in retaining walls and other landscape. At rest, the yellow jacket’s wings are folded lengthwise along the body.

Without the trained eye of an Absolute Pest professional, it may be difficult to identify which species of bee, wasp, or hornet you are dealing with. Once the stinging insect is properly identified, an appropriate treatment solution can be customized depending upon the nest location, species, and other environmental or structural concerns. We Guarantee this until December 31st as anything after that is a new season and new nests.

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Deb Sweat
Deb Sweat
2022-03-24
Travis did a great job on my property today! He was very friendly and listened carefully to the additional things I was asking him. He sprayed inside the house and the perimeter, deck, shed and under the eaves, as well as laying several mouse baits. I used Absolute for the first time last year and was extremely happy with their service, professionalism, and the friendly technicians they have. I will continue to use them and recommend them to anyone who needs a great pest control company.
Thom Carolin
Thom Carolin
2022-03-23
Aaron and his associate did a quick and efficient disposable of a large bees’ nest in our attic. It was difficult to reach, but they got it out. Aaron took the time to explain a bit about infestation and how to combat it. He was thorough and knowledgeable. We will be using future services.
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Phyllis Kreider
2022-03-20
Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, neat and they guarantee the solution. Highly recommend
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2022-03-19
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Marilyn Iwan
2022-03-17
I had a very good experience with the two gentleman that came to spray for carpenter ants. They were very professional, explained what they were spraying and the value is great. They are coming back in late April, Summer, and Fall. Great value! Thank you!!!
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2022-03-08
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2022-03-06
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2022-03-05
They were prompt and thorough
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2022-03-03
We've been customers for a long time. Today's technicians were new to us and very professional, thorough and courteous. We're always happy with your service. Thank you.
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