GUARANTEED
PEST CONTROL

We'll do whatever it takes to solve your paper wasp problem. Including coming back at no costs, until pests are gone. If you're not 100% satisfied, we'll give you your money back.1

GET RID OF PAPER WASPS FAST

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED:

  • Our trained technicians will protect your home and family against pests2

  • Technicians are available to service your home quickly

  • We have more than 90 years of experience treating pests and termites

  • 100% satisfaction or your money back


COVERAGE INCLUDES:

clothes-moths CLOTHES MOTHS
cockroaches COCKROACHES
house-ants "HOUSE" ANTS
mice MICE
rats RATS
scorpions SCORPIONS
silverfish SILVERFISH
spiders SPIDERS
(non poisonous)

PESTS ARE NO MATCH FOR OUR 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.1

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  • We'll do whatever it takes, including coming back at no cost, until pests are gone
  • If you're not 100% satisfied, we'll give you your money back
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1:INITIAL VISIT

One of our friendly technicians will treat the inside and outside of your home.

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2:FULL YEAR OF SERVICE

We'll come out to treat your home with regularly scheduled treatments to reinforce your exterior barrier throughout the year.

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3:AFTER FIRST YEAR

Your exterior treatments will continue for as long as you keep your plan.

WE’LL PUT PAPER WASP PROBLEMS BEHIND YOU.

With trained technicians and more than 90 years of experience treating termites and pests, we’ll make sure you’re protected from pests.

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ALL ABOUT PAPER WASPS

( Polistes spp. )

Characteristics

Size: Most species are about 1 inch in length, but a few may be as small as one-half inch or as large as 1.5 inches.

Color: Many are reddish-brown or dark red. Some species are more orange, while others have varying bright stripes of red and yellow.

Behavior: The key to identifying paper wasps is the shape of the nest – a round, upside-down paper comb that is attached by a single stalk to a horizontal surface in a protected location. This paper nest resembles an umbrella, lending to these wasps’ nickname, "umbrella wasps." The colony starts out each spring as a single queen that has overwintered in a protected site, such as beneath bark, within leaf litter or inside the walls or attics of buildings. The queen finds a suitable nesting site and constructs a small comb nest in which she raises her first brood of larvae. These larvae mature into adult workers which then begin to forage for food, care for the new young and enlarge the nest. Paper wasps are predators and feed on insects, spiders and caterpillars. Most paper wasp colonies number only a few dozen workers, but under the right conditions, a colony might produce more than 100 workers. In early fall, the colony produces queens which fly out to find a site to overwinter.

Habitats

Most paper wasp nests are located in exposed areas beneath soffits, in the corners of windows, under awnings, under porches and beneath decks. These wasps, however, will also nest within voids and other protected sites, such as gas grills, electric outlet boxes, hose reels, attics and crawl spaces. They often enter attics through holes in the soffits, attic vent screens and underneath shingles.

Tips for Control

Paper wasp nests are usually easily controlled using a wasp treatment product, and then knocking down the nest. Such treatments are best done at night, although professionals can safely treat them during the day. On buildings where continuous paper wasp nest building occurs, treatment of the affected areas with a residual pest control product applied by a professional can deter most of the activity.