Wasp Exterminator in Denver
Wasps can be found in many different areas – nesting in attics, under eaves, in retaining walls, or in the ground. Like bees, wasp colonies can become large and pose a threat to your property. If wasps invade your attic, they may penetrate your drywall and eventually swarm your home. Our wasp specialists are experts at identifying wasps and other stinging insect nesting locations. They can effectively treat and remove wasps’ nests that may cause concern for your home and property. We also offer stinging insect maintenance plans to treat common nesting sites for ongoing wasp exterminator needs.
Expert Wasp Removal Services
Wasps can be dangerous, and their nests can cause damage to your property. Our wasp removal services are designed to safely and effectively remove wasps from your property. We'll work quickly and carefully to remove the wasps and their nest. We'll be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a quote for our services.
Tips for Limiting Wasp Activity on Your Property
- Keep bright flowers and other foliage away for the perimeter of your home
- If you use wasp catchers, make sure to install them away from the structure of your home as they can actually attract the wasps
- Don’t leave garbage or any food items outside for wasps to feed on
- Schedule regular pest maintenance to address prime wasp nest building areas on your property – be consistent with wasp treatments Spring-Fall for the best results
Types of Wasps in Denver
Yellowjackets are responsible for most stinging-related incidents in Colorado. They have very distinct abdominal color markings of yellow and black or white and black. Yellowjackets typically build nests underground in abandoned rodent burrows or spaces between rock landscaping. A queen will begin building the nest in early spring and nurturing offspring. The “workers” will begin foraging for food in early summer and are known to scavenge trash and other human food sources. The old queen and the workers will abandon the old colony at the end of summer and will not survive the winter.
Bald-faced Hornets are actually related to yellow jackets. They are given the name hornet due to their size and nesting habits. Bald-faced Hornets typically have black and white markings and build their nests in trees or scrubs. The nests are typically oval or tear-drop shaped and consist of a papery material. Much like yellow jackets, Bald-faced Hornet’s nests are built each season by an overwintered queen. Old nests are typically abandoned by late fall and will not be used in subsequent seasons.
Paper Wasps are typically black in color with yellow markings. They build open-faced nests with hexagonal cells along with soffit areas, playground equipment, and other small cavities. Paper Wasps are not aggressive but are able to sting. They feed mainly on live insects and insect larvae. Like other wasps species, only the fertilized females survive the winter. Old nests are abandoned late fall and other members of the colony do not survive the winter. New queens will build a new nest the following season but may build in the same location.
Mud Dauber Wasps
Mud Dauber Wasps are typically black with yellow bands across the body and legs. They have very thin bodies with an elongated division between the thorax and abdomen. Unlike the wasps above, Mud Dauber Wasps are solitary and typically prey on spiders. They are not aggressive but will sting if they come in contact with a body. The female Mud Dauber Wasps build cells of mud in protected areas under eves or in cracks and corners of buildings. Each cell contains a paralyzed spider for the larva to feed on once hatched and multiple generations can emerge each year. Any larvae in the nests will go dormant after August and will emerge the following season.
Bee Removal in Denver
If honeybees choose to build a hive inside the structure of your home, you may hear a buzzing sound inside your walls or attic space. Left untreated, the hive may cause damage to drywall as the honey oozes inside the wall cavity. The sweetness of the honey may also attract other insects or mice to feed.
Our bee experts will work to identify bee access points. If possible, we will refer you to a beekeeper for humane bee removal and relocation. However, we are able to treat to neutralize the hive if necessary. We also offer services to open the area of concern and remove the beehive after it has been treated. Once all accessible organic debris has been removed, we can repair and seal the area against future bee entry. By doing so, we can protect your home against unwanted damage and secondary infestations.
Wasp Control Service Area
As a local company, Whitmore is proud to provide stinging insect and wasp control services to our Colorado neighbors. Our comprehensive treatments have been helping customers since 2011, and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! See if we service your city: