Stinging Insects

Here are stinging pests that we commonly treat.

Wasps – These insects commonly build nests on your eaves, near recessed lighting or gable peaks.  The colony sizes range from single or solitary, to a few dozen.  While not as dangerous as other stinging pests, they should be removed from structures to avoid a stinging encounter. 

Hornets – The paper mâché football that these social insects make is iconic and most commonly found in tree branches or sometimes an overhang on a house.  Their aggressive nature and large colony size means run-ins with these insects are bad news.
Yellow Jackets – Most commonly nesting in abandoned rodent burrows, these social insects will swarm anything that runs over their nest, including pets, children and the person using the lawnmower.  Yellow jackets are also the most aggressive in competing with humans for food.  They will commonly be found raiding the trashcan and buffet line at your late summer picnic. 
Mud Daubers – These solitary wasps do not pose a threat and rarely sting. They build mud tubes near the eaves of a house, unlike termite mud tubes which start at the foundation. Mud dauber nests can be treated and removed when inactive.
Stinging insects require urgent service, and we will adjust our schedule to get your house for wasps, hornets or yellow jackets service promptly.
Note: We generally don’t treat honeybee nests/hives outdoors. If honeybees are nesting on the house or in a wall void, the nest should be relocated by a bee keeper. Here are some local bee keepers you can call:
Andy Jordan (Tippecanoe County and Brookston) 765-413-8787- will relocate a swarm but can’t cut into walls because of construction cost
Craig Cleaver (will travel 30 miles from Monticello) 574-297-1199 – will relocate and cut into walls.
Nick Cleaver (will travel 60 miles from Brookston) 574-297-4322 – will relocate and cut into walls.
Chris Cunningham (south Lafayette, Crawfordsville and Greencastle area) 217-260-1913

We can protect your property from Stinging Insects

We offer many one-time treatments without requiring an on-going contract as well as preventative maintenance programs.