Wasp Pest Control and Removal Services

We provide wasp removal for residential, commercial and government clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Social wasps are predators for most or all of the year and provide a great benefit by killing large numbers of plant-feeding insects and nuisance flies. Yellowjackets become a problem only when they threaten to sting humans. Insect bites and stings happen all the time and tend to cause only minor irritation, however, some stings can be painful and cause a serious allergic reaction.

Two of the social wasps you might have on your property are paper wasps and yellowjackets.

Paper Wasps

  • Also known as umbrella wasps because their nests look like upside down umbrellas
  • Hang their paper nests in protected areas, such as under eaves, in attics, or under tree branches
  • Similar to yellowjackets, but they have a thin waist between their abdomen and thorax
  • Large wasps, usually about one inch long, and colors are yellow with black, orange, or reddish brown
  • Adults feed on sugary liquids, but gather natural foods such as insect larvae to feed to their own offspring


  • Build nest underground but will also build papery nests in wall voids or hanging from trees or structures
  • Workers are 3/4 inch long, and queens are a bit larger, about 1 inch long
  • They are yellow with black markings
  • Have a narrow “waist” between the thorax and abdomen
  • Adults typically feed on fruit and other sweet items like nectar, sap and honeydew, but larvae are carnivores - will feed on other insects, spiders or carrion

Our Wasp Removal Service

  • Inspection of your property for aerial or underground nests
  • Killing any stinging pests using a soapy water solution
  • Removal of the nest from the property

Your removal service will be scheduled first thing in the morning or early evening when the pest is less active. If a ladder is required to remove the nest, a second technician is required for safety reasons. We will charge for the time of the two technicians.

Aerial wasp nest
Technician removing an aerial wasp nest
Technician flooding and removing a ground wasp nest

We do not provide remediation for honeybees. Honeybees are considered beneficial pests. If you need assistance with hive and swarm removal please contact your local beekeepers association.

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