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

A beehive must fly 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey. Coincidentally, that’s the same amount of times I’m willing to run from Quail Dr to Stokes Ave for a pound of honey. While we’ll refer you to a beekeeper if you have honey bees on your property, we’ll definitely get you treated for all other stinging insects.

Call us at the number below if you’re having a problem with any of the below, with the exception of honey bees.

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 Melba

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 Melba 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.