Bees are an important part of our ecosystem because plants require their help to grow.

Paper wasps are very common in Idaho. They are black and yellow with no hairs. They are longer and slenderer than a yellow jacket. Their nest looks like an umbrella with holes in the bottom. While they’re not as aggressive as yellow jackets, they’ll still sting.

Wear a bee suit if you’re going to attempt nest removal on your own. Nests can be found hanging from anything that offers them protection including eaves, fences, play equipment and hollow pipes. In fact, paper wasps would love nothing more than to build on the underside of your rails from Heartland Post & Pole Fence Company.

After nest removal, wash the area with soap and water to eliminate pheromones or they will rebuild. If you’d rather have a professional remove stinging insects from around your home, give us a call at the number found below.

Paper Wasps are black & yellow striped, and ½ to 1 ½ inches in length. These wasps are extremely common in Idaho. Their nests are umbrella shaped, and created from wood pulp. Paper wasps are capable of stinging multiple times.

Yellow Jackets are approximately ½ to 1 inch long, and bright yellow and black in color. Similar to bees, they live in large colonies with a queen. When a nest of yellow jackets is located near a home, it must be removed immediately before an infestation develops. Unlike bees, yellow jackets are much more aggressive and can deliver several stings in a single attack.

Bald Faced Hornets are black with white markings and ½ to ⅝ of an inch long. Nests can be found hanging from bushes, trees, and buildings. Like other stinging insects, they have the ability to deliver several stings in a single attack. That’s why a nest should be removed immediately to prevent an infestation.

Honey Bees are light brown in color and measure approximately 15 mm long. They’re known for pollinating flowers in order to produce and store honey. As humans, we benefit greatly from what they provide. However, preventative measures must be taken to ensure a hive doesn’t exist in close proximity to a home.

Stinging Insects Control Horseshoe Bend

The only way to protect your home from bees and other stinging insects is to remove a hive completely. This can be a dangerous task that requires the correct tools and strategy. That’s why it’s important to consult a pest control professional before any removal technique is attempted.

At Get Lost Pest Control, we eliminate and prevent stinging insects with effective bee control Horseshoe Bend treatments. For active nests of wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets, we use an instant kill spray to remove existing insects. We’ll knock down nests on the eaves of your home, and treat the areas with a product that will give you up to 3 months of protection. If you have a problem with honey bees, we’ll refer you to a local beekeeper who will safely remove the honey bees and relocate them.

Contact us at (208) 949-1003.