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You Can Trust Our Wasp Exterminator with Wasp Nest Removal in Calgary

Don’t let bothersome insects disrupt another family barbeque or garden party. Count on the professional team at Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. for safe and effective bee, hornet, wasp removal and wasp nest removal in Calgary. Though wasps and bees have their purpose in the natural environment, they can be dangerous if agitated. Trying to get rid of their nests on your own - using fire or water, for instance - can be risky. We wouldn’t recommend it as the most effective way to go about it. Calling a professional wasp exterminator is the safest option.


Get in touch with us today for more information about wasp removal and wasp nest removal in Calgary. If honeybee’s are present we do not treat them but recommend contacting a local Honeybee Association to have them relocated.

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Why Choose Our Wasp Removal Services

With the necessary equipment for wasp removals, such as dust sticks, wasp spray extension poles and ladders, and safety gear, our trained and certified pest control technicians act in a way that is timely, safe and efficient. We use various pest control products with a proven track record of successfully removing wasp nests.


We check the nooks and crannies of your yard, the patios and porches, the roofs and soffits, and trees. Through expert knowledge of the behaviour and instincts of wasps, bees and hornets, our professionals help keep such insects at bay. We protect not just your home but also your commercial address.


Hornet and Wasp Control

Wasps and hornets live in colonies and might turn up just about anywhere. They make their nests in various places, ranging from the eaves, siding and the attic of a home to nests in the ground, underneath steps, and other out-of-the-way locations. Since they feed on sweets and proteins, wasps, hornets and bees are attracted to recycling and trash bins as well.


The best way to ensure pests do not start settling on your property is a thorough cleaning. Though of course, that does not guarantee that you won’t need a wasp exterminator. Wasps and hornets are territorial and can sting repeatedly. Just like bees, their sting can cause serious health problems for humans, especially those who, if stung, can go into anaphylactic shock. So if you are allergic to bee, wasp, or hornet stings or bites, and live in an area where they are often found, it is suggested that you carry antihistamines and an epipen depending on the severity of your reaction.


It is better to keep your pets away from bees, wasps, hornets, and nests because, while it may be awkwardly cute to see your dog’s paw swollen like a cartoon character after they picked a fight with a wasp, it is dangerous. It possesses an avoidable and unnecessary risk to their health.


The Difference Between Bees, Hornets and Wasps

Technically, according to most definitions, all hornets are wasps. Both hornets and wasps are aggressive and can repeatedly sting. While bees are much more docile (unless you threaten their hive) and always die shortly after stinging a person. Bees perform an essential service for humans by pollinating various plants, while wasps and hornets are mainly an annoyance.


We would recommend that if you find a beehive at a corner or area of your property which you are not frequenting, it is best not to touch it. You can find nests of bumblebees on or near the ground or under objects like rocks. Once their nesting season is over towards the beginning of winter, one should destroy the dwelling so that no other colony is formed in it the following season.


As for wasp removal with yellow jackets, one must be cautious during summers, scorching and humid weather. They are not just attracted to food items like meat and the moist and salty properties of human sweat. The scent of perfumes and deodorants, as well as bright colours, also attract wasps. They nest on or below the ground, but if you happen to find them within a crevice of the walls of your property, wasp nest removal should be left to an expert. This is because one may approach it the wrong way, and the wasps will then hibernate deeper inside the building.


Hornets, on the other hand, often nest in large paper-like structures. These nests usually hang from trees and roofs. These insects are the most aggressive when they feel their nest is disturbed. For situations like these, an experienced wasp exterminator will know the right distance from which to tackle such nests.


View our resources to learn more about the pests that can inhabit the outdoors of one’s home.


Removal Methods

Certain bees, such as honeybees, play a vital environmental role and are protected by law. However, if a beehive poses a viable threat to residents, it can be removed. The removal method can vary, depending on the size and location of the nest, and what type of bees are present.


The best time of year to address wasps and hornets is springtime after the queen has established a colony but before it has had a chance to grow large. Adult hornets and wasps should be sprayed with insecticide and the nest should be thoroughly saturated. It is best to choose an insecticide that can be delivered from a distance in a jet to avoid the possibility of dispersal.


Safe practices are the key to effective bee, hornet and wasp removal. If you are attempting to do the job yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions on the insecticide label you choose. Treatment should be performed at night or dusk when all of the insects are calm in the nest. You must wear protective clothing such as thick, long-sleeved shirts and pants and thick gloves. However, the best and safest course of action is to contact a professional Alberta pest exterminator for assistance.


Banish flying pests and reclaim your backyard! For professional wasp, hornet and bee control in Calgary, contact Cal-Rid Exterminators today.


Preventing Wasps and Wasp Nests in Calgary

Wasps are one the most common insects in Calgary. You can consider some of the following for preventing wasps and wasp nests in your Calgary homes and offices:

  • Seal all the potential entry points like window cracks, doorframes, or vents.
  • Put your garbage in a well-fitted bin or a can with a lid.
  • Remove any animal burrows before wasps use them as their nest.
  • You can reduce wasp encounters by removing or covering food wastes.
  • It is suggested to keep your juice boxes or drinks covered.

In addition, if you have a yard or garden with fruit-bearing trees then you must remove the over-ripened and rotting fruit.

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