All hornets are wasp, yet wasp are not always hornets. The Bald Faced Hornet is not a hornet, it’s a Yellow Jacket, which is a wasp. Confused?
I can help sort out the myths from facts.
Wasp, Ants and Bees are all related!
Wasp are the number one stinging pest in Wisconsin. There are no true hornets native to Wisconsin. The European Hornet is making its way to Wisconsin. The Bald Faced Hornet, otherwise known as the Black Yellow Jacket has a nest that resembles a true hornet’s nest.
Several paper wasp and yellow jacket species are of importance in south east Wisconsin. The picnic bee is actually the common German Yellow Jacket. Aggressive stingers if they can find you. Their eyesight is not very good, thus the appearance of being mellow has more to do with not knowing you are there. The bald faced hornet has fairly good eyesight and can see you from up to 40 feet away.
Paper wasp and mud daubers build their nest out in the open or in protected areas such as attics and garage lofts.
Yellow Jackets, build a protected nest that resembles a hornets nest. Made of a paper “bag” that protects their paper comb. Bald Faced Hornets have an aerial hive typically higher up in trees. They will also build their hive in the lower branches of bushes. Yellow jackets such as the German yellow jacket builds their nest mainly in voids. Either in the wall or over hang of a structure or underground in an abandoned animal-hole etc. Yellow jacket nest are so well protected, most over the counter sprays will not reach the core of the hive where the queen and her eggs are being produced. In many cases when treating wall void nest, they simply chew their way through the drywall into the living space of a home. Nothing like 500 or more wasp buzzing around your family.
Spectrum Pest Control only uses a method that will not cause wasp to enter into your home or business.
A method we developed and perfected.
Typical fees for our services: Ground nest $150.00, 1st floor void nest untreated or sealed $195-250.00, 2nd floor or higher $200 or more depending on access. Bald Faced Hornet’s nest 195.00, removal two days later is an additional 25.00. Honey Bee hives are only killed if already contaminated by pesticides. Bumble bee hives are around 150.00. All our wasp nest services are warranted for six months. *Ask about our preventive service keeping wasp and other insect pest off your home or business all season long!