While wasps are considered beneficial insects in the wild, when they take up residence in your home or business, they pose several threats. From causing severe allergic reactions to making it difficult to enjoy your yard, there are many reasons to work with a professional pest control technician that specializes in wasp removal. As a family-owned business, we know how important it is to work with reliable, trustworthy technicians. Our Boston wasp control experts have extensive experience and will always treat your property with care.
Wasp nests can be extremely dangerous for you and your family. If you notice wasp nests in your home, we strongly encourage you to contact our professionals and not try to take care of the situation on your own, as doing so could be extremely dangerous. Our experts here at Westwood Pest Control have years of combined experience and know exactly what to do to get rid of wasp infestations. No job is either too big or too small for us to take care of; whether you are looking to eliminate the number of wasps at your home, or are looking to remove wasp nests, you can count on us.
Dealing with Bees
Bees play an essential role in our ecosystem. They help pollinate crops and native plants, and many people are concerned with protecting them. However, this does not mean that you want them nesting on your property. Some species of bees, such as honeybees, live in colonies with tens of thousands of bees. This can become a nuisance very quickly. Many bee species are not aggressive, but if they feel threatened, they will sting. Their nests and hives can also cause serious property damage.
We are amateur bee keepers an take special care not to harm honey bees. We also offer free honeybee swarm removal.
Wasp Nest & Hornet Removal
Many people mistake these pests for bees. However, wasps and hornets are more dangerous and aggressive than bees, and commonly bite or sting. They often build their nests on porches, in door frames, and eaves of buildings. Similarly, you may also find hornets nests on the ground, in floor joints, and on walls.
The three most common species in Massachusetts are:
- Paper wasps
- Yellow jackets
- Mud Daubers
Paper wasps and yellow jackets are commonly encountered in Boston area. Similar to bees, they work in a colony and will defend their nest if they feel it is threatened. They are most active during the summer, and in the winter, they die off. These insects are larger than bees and have more elongated bodies and legs. Yellow jackets are particularly dangerous as they can both bite and sting. They tend to stay near their nests, so if you see one, there is probably a nest somewhere on your property.
Because wasps can be aggressive and swarm, you should always contact professional pest control experts, like ours at Westwood Pest Control, to remove them.