Yellow jackets may look harmless, but they pack a powerful sting. Trust us to keep your home and yard yellow jacket free.

Stinging insects can be a major nuisance for homeowners and business owners in the Charleston area of South Carolina. Yellow jackets, wasps and hornets can not only be a danger to people with allergies, but can also cause structural damage to buildings and other structures. If you’re dealing with a stinging insect infestation, it’s important to take action quickly to prevent further damage.

At Barrier Pest Services, we specialize in the removal and prevention of stinging insects in the Charleston area. Our team of experienced technicians uses the latest techniques and products to eliminate these pests from your property safely and effectively.

Common Stinging Insects in the Charleston Area

Several types of stinging insects are common in the Charleston area including:

  1. Bees: Bees are typically not aggressive unless they feel threatened. They are beneficial insects that play an important role in pollinating plants. However, if a beehive is located in a high-traffic area, it can be a danger to people and pets.
  2. Wasps: Wasps are known for their painful stings, which can be dangerous for people with allergies. They are attracted to sweet foods and drinks, so it’s important to keep food and drinks covered when eating outside.
  3. Hornets: Hornets are a type of wasp that can be particularly aggressive if their nest is disturbed. They are typically larger than other types of wasps and have a distinct black-and-white coloration.
  4. Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets are a type of wasp known for their aggressive behavior. They often build their nests in the ground, making them difficult to detect.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets and Other Stinging Insects

Prevention is key when it comes to stinging insects. Here are some tips for preventing stinging insect infestations on your property:

  1. Use a Spray Treatment

    One popular way to deal with yellow jackets around your home is by using a spray treatment. You can opt for an aerosol spray equipped with a long-range jet sprayer to effectively target and treat the wasp hive or nest from a safe distance. Make sure to have enough of a supply of spray to thoroughly saturate the nest. Repeat the application every few days as necessary until the nest is eliminated.

  2. Use a Hanging Trap

    If you’re dealing with a large presence of yellow jackets around your porch or backyard patio, it’s worth considering the installation of a wasp trap. Place the trap near the colony, where the yellow jackets will be enticed by the allure of sweet and sugary bait. In case the trap doesn’t come prebaited, you can use another protein source such as chicken or fish. Regularly inspect the trap every few days and replenish the bait as required. This proactive approach will help maintain the trap’s efficiency in capturing yellow jackets.

  3. Use an Electric Bug Zapper

    While electric insect zappers may not be the most compassionate approach to removing wasps, they certainly get the job done. These zappers emit a distinctive humming noise that creates sound and vibration. Yellow jackets interpret this noise as an intrusion into their colony, causing them to fly straight to the zapper and receive a surprising shock. It’s an effective, albeit less humane, way to deal with those persistent yellow jackets.

  4. Use Preventative Measures

    To keep yellow jackets away in the first place, implement preventative measures around your property.

    • Keep food and drinks covered when eating outside.
    • Seal any cracks or holes in your home or business’s exterior.
    • Keep your trash cans sealed and away from your home or business.
    • Keep your yard well-maintained and free of debris.
  5. Stinging Insect Removal

    If you’re dealing with a stinging insect infestation, it’s important to have it removed as soon as possible. Here are the steps our pest control company Barrier Pest Services takes to remove stinging insects from your property:

  • Inspection: Our technicians will inspect your property to locate the source of the infestation.
  • Identification: Once we’ve located the source of the infestation, we’ll identify the type of stinging insect we’re dealing with.
  • Treatment: We’ll use the appropriate treatment method to eliminate stinging insects from your property.
  • Removal: Once the stinging insects have been eliminated, we’ll remove the hive or nest from your property.
  • Prevention: We’ll provide you with tips on how to prevent future stinging insect infestations.

Why Choose Barrier Pest Services?

At Barrier Pest Services, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality pest control services in Charleston and the surrounding area. Why choose Barrier Pest Services for your stinging insect removal:

  1. Experience: Our technicians have years of experience dealing with stinging insect infestations.
  2. Expertise: We use the latest techniques and products to safely and effectively eliminate stinging insects from your property.
  3. Customer Service: We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible customer service experience.
  4. Guaranteed Results: We stand behind our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee on all of our services.

Disclaimer: This webpage is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional pest and termite control advice. For expert guidance on pest control, infestations, and extermination, contact Barrier Pest Services.

Have a yellow jacket, hornet or wasp problem? Call the Charleston pest control pros from Barrier Pest Services today at (843) 225-8250 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!