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WASPS

Size:1/4 inch to 1.5 inch
Colour:Yellow, Black, White & Reddish
Shape: Hairless abdomen with a slender body and 3 pairs of legs

Wasp Treatments


Wasp Nest Removal

If wasps have already established their home on your property we’ll come by in our wasp-protective suits and take it down. If you’re unsure of where the nest is, don’t worry! Our technicians are trained to look in all the right places and have a high success rate in locating hidden wasp nets.

After removing the nest, we recommend getting a preventative spray to keep future nests from forming.

Don’t waste time getting stung trying to do it yourself, give Bugman a call and we’ll remove the nest safely so you don’t have to!

Wasp Preventative Spray

If wasps haven’t made their way onto your property yet but you want to make sure they stay away, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847! We’ll spray all wasp-prone areas, including the peaks and around your soffits, to prevent them from building their nests on your property.

This service comes with a 6-month warranty, so if any wasps penetrate our spray and build a nest on your home, we’ll come and remove it at no additional cost!

Why Choose Bugman?

We have 30 years of experience in preventing wasps from building nests in your home, and our technicians are trained to find wasp nests in areas you may not notice. Plus we offer affordable rates with a 6-month warranty!

Where Does Bugman Service?

We offer wasp treatment across the Fraser Valley, with our main areas of service being Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley & Maple Ridge

Don’t spend your summer hiding from wasps, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847 and we’ll make sure the wasps don’t invade your home!


Wasps, Bees & Hornets

WASP

Body: Pointed lower abdomen with no fur and a narrow waist
Colour: Black & yellow
Flying Appearance: When wasps fly, you can see their legs dangling.

BEE

Body: Larger and rounder than a wasp, with fur.
Colour: Black & yellow
Flying Appearance: When bees fly, they tuck their legs in. You cannot see them.

HORNET

Body: Smaller and rounder than a wasp with no fur.
Colour: Black & white or black & yellow
Flying Appearance: When hornets fly they tuck their legs in like bees.

Wasp, Bee & Hornet Diets

Wasps and hornets are both omnivores and will eat pollen and nectar, as well as small insects like flies and caterpillars. Bees, on the other hand, are vegetarians and only eat pollen and nectar. Honey bees will also eat honey during the colder months.

Wasp, Bee & Hornet Bites and Stings

Wasps can sting and bite, but they only attack when threatened. However, hornets are much more aggressive and will sting even when there is no threat. Unfortunately, neither wasps nor hornets lose their stingers after attacking and can sting you multiple times.

Unlike wasps, some bees, such as honey bees, die after attacking because their stingers are torn from their body. Most bees are not very aggressive, and will leave you alone if you do not bother them. However, bumble bes are more aggressive, and will chase people if they feel threatened.

Interesting Fact: Only female bees, hornets & wasps have stingers!

Interesting Fact: Wasps and hornets help plants and crops to thrive by eating the small insects that threaten their success.

Wasp, Bee & Hornet Nests

Wasp Nest

Honey Bee Nest

Hornet Nest

Bumble Bee Nest

Yellow Jacket Nest

Mining Bee Nest

Wasps build different nests depending on the specific species. Solitary wasps build their nest underground or in areas that are sheltered, whereas social wasps, and hornets, build their nests above ground. These wasps usually build nests in tree trunks, tree branches or in the eaves of your home. The nest of a social wasp and a hornet is made of chewed-up and regurgitated wood.

Like wasps, a bee’s nesting type is dependent on the species. Honeybees make their nest out of wax, which is created by the worker bees. Bumblebees prefer to nest underground in abandoned holes, and carpenter bees nest inside of wood.

More Information About Wasps!

Wasps don’t generally survive through the winter. The queen – and females that will become queens – hibernate, but most other wasps in the colony will die when the cold arrives.

In some countries, wasps are used to control pests in crops, because they eat insects that are considered harmful to farming.

Wasps are more aggressive in the late summer to early fall because there is less food and they need to protect their queen.

Nests are only used once! If you want to keep wasps from building in the same location next season, leave part of the nest up to prevent their return.

Wasps are territorial, they don’t like to build nests close to one another. Setting up a decoy nest can be a great home remedy to prevent new builds.

Wasps release a pheromone when they sting you that tells other wasps to behave more aggressively, so it is not recommended to swat a wasp when others are near.


Don’t spend your days fighting with wasps, call Bugman at 604-854-2847 and we’ll send one of our experienced technicians to kick the wasps off your property!