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Wasp and Hornet Extermination Service

What is included in the Kanga wasp or hornet extermination service?

Depending on the species of wasp or hornet, We will remove the nest if possible. If nest is not accessible then the nest may need to be dusted.


If you find a better price with a competitor, there is something you should know..

If you find a cheaper price for the exact same service, we will match it and beat it by 5%!


How often should I have a follow up appointment?

Usually its a one shot treatment but if you would like to protect your home from future infestation we would recommend getting on a general maintenance program.


If you are looking for honey bee extermination we do not offer this service.


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Wasp or Hornet?

Wasps are primary pests because people are disturbed by their presence and can be a true health and safety risk to people and pets. The most commonly known wasps are paper wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. When stinging behavior occurs it is generally a defensive reaction, which can occur either when a colony feels threatened or a wasp is trapped and threatened. Yellow jackets are more prone to sting people during their annual colony cycle in August or September which can cause sever allergic reactions to some individuals. Fortunately the percentage of population allergic to this particular venom is quite low. When social wasps are nesting in locations near ground level such as steps of a home, a school playground or places where people are present, a hazard is created where it would be important to remove the nest. The most dangerous species of stinging Hymenoptera are wasps of the family Vespidae. These wasps build nests of a paper-like material, called carton which is a mixture of wood fibers and secretions of the female wasps.

Paper wasps: (Polistes spp.) These wasps build rather simple nests, usually consisting of only one tier, or layer of cells called a comb. Nests are usually suspended beneath horizontal surfaces commonly hanging from the eaves of houses and beneath window ledges or porch roofs.

Hornets: (Vespa and Dolichovespula spp.) Some of the most universally recognized wasp nests which are large, grayish-brown carton structure often seen hanging from a tree or bush. These nests generally resemble very large inverted teardrops or bloated soccer balls. The wasps that build these nests are referred to as hornets. The bald-faced hornet is moderately large and has whitish or yellowish markings on the front of the head, between the eyes. The basic color of the body is black, with white markings on the thorax and abdomen. The European hornet is the largest paper wasp and the only true hornet. Its body is brownish and marked with orange. This species was introduced along the Atlantic coast and has extended its range slowly into the mid western states. It does not build exposed nests but nests in natural caveated such a hollow logs or stumps. Also can be found in cavities within buildings.

Yellowjackets: (Vespula spp.) These are the smallest of common vespids, at about 1/2 in. long. They typically build their nests underground. Workers come and go from the nest via an earthen tunnel that ends in a hole at the soil surface. Yellowjackets will often use available openings at or near ground level. For example some have built nests within the void of concrete block foundations or below landscapng railroad ties. The German Yellowjacket (Vespula germanica) which was introduced from Europe into the northeastern United States. German yellowjackets are often found nesting in wall voids, attics or crawlspaces and use some available hole or crack in the exterior siding of the building as an entry point. Whether in the ground or a wall void, yellow jacket nests are made of carton and resemble the bald-faced hornet nests. Some species of Vespula prey on live insects, others forage for meat from carcasses, garbage, and picnic tables to feed developing larvae. Yellowjackets also forage on sources of sugars or other carbs such as beer and fruit. As queens are produced in the colony in late summer, they demand sugars from the workers which then forage aggressively for honeydew or other sources of sugar. The tendency to scavenge for human food put yellowjackets in conflict with people in picnic areas, parks, backyard patios and so on. Yellowjacket workers usually tend to ignore peoples approach to the nest, although they can be unpredictable, some incidents people get stung. Most serious incidents is when the nest gets disturbed.    

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