Wasps / Polistes dominula, Polistes fuscatus
One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What bee stings hurt the most?” Wasps. Without a doubt the most painful “bee” sting doesn’t even come from a bee at all.
Wasps are long and very thin – particularly at the waist. Their long droopy legs hang below as they fly back and forth along eaves and gutter lines to enter their favorite harboring site – attics.
Wasps prefer nesting in attics but will nest practically anywhere; in eave peaks, behind shutters, under deck railings, in gas grills, swing sets, mailboxes, and light fixtures. Their nests aren’t very large and can be tucked into any little nook or cranny. I once removed several wasps’ nests from under the hood of an old classic Chevy.
They seem to prefer new construction to old, and I keep very busy treating wasp infestations in suburban housing developments. While a wasp problem can be “spot” treated, the most effective way to solve such a problem is with an overall house treatment designed specifically for wasps. Please see Stinging Insect Prevention to learn more about this comprehensive preventive treatment program for wasps and other stinging insects.
Call The Bee Hunter Today
If you have a bee problem, a hornet nest, or need wasp control in or around your home or business, contact The Bee Hunter, aka Jim Abraham, today.
The Bee Hunter specializes in bee extermination and wasp control including hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, ground bees, carpenter bees, and honey bees. He is fully licensed, bonded and insured.
If you need help identifying your bee, see our information on different types of bees.
The Bee Hunter services Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding Western Pennsylvania. See our Service Area page for more information.
The Bee Hunter can help keep your family and pets safe from bee stings – call today – 412-965-2448.
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This man is the ultimate professional. We thought the yellow jackets were under our siding, but Jim came inside and found the nest by feeling the warmth through the ceiling. He [removed the yellow jackets], cleaned the area and told us it would take a few days for them to be completely gone. Not only is he a professional, he is very personable. His insecticides are safe for pets. We will have him back in the spring for preventive spraying.
Great service. He called multiple times to let us know when he would arrive. Finished the job the day I requested service. Yellow jackets are gone!
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