Wasps and Hornets

Wasp and Hornet Control for Bay Area Residents

With the joys of eating outdoors during the summer months comes the frustration of attracting wasps and hornets. These stinging insects are common around the Bay Area and Northern California counties, and are responsible for over 200,000 emergency room visits every year in the United States. 


There are many different varieties of wasps that range in size and color. Most have a pinched waist with two pairs of wings. Wasps do not go out of their way to attack, but will sting if threatened or disturbed.

Many people in the Bay Area encounter the yellow jacket as it scavenges for food around trash cans and picnic areas. The yellow jacket is a type of wasp that may also require professional pest control. They are often confused with honeybees due to their yellow and black stripes.


The hornet is another aggressive stinging insect that can cause painful allergic reactions in those who encounter them. They are typically 1-1.5 inches long and have two pairs of wings and six legs. Their coloring depends on their particular species.

Signs of Wasps or Hornets Around Your Home

While wasps and hornets can provide benefits around your home — they can be excellent pollinators, as well as prey on more harmful insects — their drive to protect their nests can have painful consequences, especially for those with wasp or hornet allergies. The most telling sign you are experiencing a wasp or hornet infestation is the presence of the insects or finding a nest on your property.

Places You Might Find Wasp Nests:

  • Eaves
  • Soffits
  • Gutters 

Places You Might Find Hornet Nests:

  • Trees
  • Tree Branches
  • Ground
  • Bushes
  • Shrubs

paper wasp nest hanging on the inside of a wooden door

These insects create beautiful nests and are likely to defend it if they feel threatened. To avoid negative encounters with these stinging pests, it is important to contact a professional pest control company with the right tools and training to deal with your wasp or hornet problem.

Call a Professional Pest Control Company for Wasp and Hornet Control

A professional Bay Area pest control company will not only help you to control your wasp and hornet infestation, they will help put solutions in place to avoid recurring issues. The experts at We Care Pest Solutions are here to help you live and work in peace.

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