Bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and similar stinging insects can be quite terrifying when they have built their nests above the entrances to your home or business. Not only that, but these flying critters can be downright dangerous. Not only are they armed with a stinger that is painful enough, but they also inject venom into the victim’s flesh that further stimulates a person’s pain receptors. For some, a sting can mean a few hours of discomfort, but for others with allergies to these specific insects, it can trigger a trip to the hospital. In fact, yellow jackets, bees, and hornets send more than half a million people to the emergency room each year

That’s why when these invasive pests have found their way onto your property, or worse, inside of your home or business, you will want a professional to safely remove them as quickly as possible.

Stinging Insect Control, Wasp Nest Removal, and More

At Critter Wranglers, we’re committed to helping you, your family, your pets, your employees, and your patrons live and work in a safe, pest-free environment. While it is nearly impossible to keep a bee or yellow jacket from flying onto your property, we can safely remove any unwanted insects that have built their nest on or near your structure. Additionally, there are steps we can take to better protect your area from these critters. 

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How Can We Help You?

As a leading pest control company in Powell, we’ve been proudly serving communities all throughout Tennessee. We also have more than 35 years of combined experience in handling stinging pests, and have logged thousands of successful removals of bees, yellow jackets, and hornets under our belts. While getting rid of yellow jackets and similar insects on your own is a risky and even dangerous undertaking,  our expert technicians rely on safe, eco-friendly, and humane pest management techniques to remove and clean out existing insect nests on your property. What’s more, we also ensure they don’t come back. 

Our Stinging Insect Removal Services

As a full-service pest control company, you can feel confident in knowing we have the experience, proven methods, top-notch equipment, and dedication it takes to remove these tricky armed insects. We offer the following services to assist you.

  • Bee Nest Removal
  • Wasp Nest Removal
  • Hornet Nest Removal
  • Yellow Jacket Nest Removal
  • And More 

Thorough Inspections

Before we will even treat your property, we must first identify the type of infestation you are dealing with. Our experienced technicians conduct thorough inspections of the area where you have seen the insects, as well as other common areas where they may be present. We can determine the best removal strategy and then we will work to build a barrier to keep them from coming back. 

Stinging Insect Removal

Bees and other stinging insects are crucial to the survival of agriculture, and ultimately, both humans and animals. That being said, we do our best to deploy the most humane and eco-friendly removals when working with stinging insects. We do our best to treat the property by carefully removing the nest without exterminating the creatures. We can then relocate them to a better environment that is more suitable to them where they can thrive without bothering people and pets. Based on our findings during the inspection, we will determine the most appropriate solution for your situation to ensure your safety, and that of your family and pets.  

Preventative, Repair, and Restorative Services

Oftentimes, stinging pests get into your home or business through a damaged area on the exterior of your structure. This could be a small hole in the siding that has gone unnoticed, or through an opening around a vent. Additionally, bees, wasps, and hornets can enter a home through the chimney, pipes, and other structural openings, giving them a passageway to the perfect environment for their nest and colony. Our goal is to find these vulnerable areas during the inspection so that we can address them after we have removed the nest.

From sealing up cracks and holes in the siding to repairing damaged portions of your home or business, our team of skilled carpenters can help ensure that once the insects are gone — they don’t come back.

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What You Need to Know About Stinging Insects

There are many different types and species of stinging insects, and having a better understanding of them can help you better protect yourself, your family, and your pets. While some of these critters, such as wasps and bees, live solitary lives, others typically live colonies, like honeybees, yellow jackets, and paper wasps. They are all armed with a stinger that is meant to be used as a weapon to protect them and their hive from potential predators. Their sting injects venom that can paralyze other pests, which makes their sting especially painful for humans and pets.  

Common Types of Stinging Pests

  • Bees
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Honeybees
  • Bumblebees
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Wasps
  • Hornets
  • Paper Wasps
  • Ground-Nesting Bees
  • Mud Daubers

The Risk of Getting Stung

As you are probably aware, most stinging insects are territorial by nature. They attack other pests and potential predators when they feel threatened. While they don’t generally just attack humans and pets, they will when they feel threatened. Even though we mentioned above that more than 500,000 people report to emergency rooms with stings each year, in truth, there isn’t a huge risk of getting stung unless you provoke them.

What Happens When You Get Stung?

For some people, being stung by a bee, yellow jacket, or wasp can simply be painful and uncomfortable, but for other individuals, a sting can be much more serious if it triggers an allergic reaction when it interacts with their immune system. Here are some of the potential reactions and symptoms that may occur:

  • Pain, swelling, and redness at the affected area
  • Facial swelling
  • Respiratory issues
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain

*We suggest seeking medical attention for the more severe symptoms, especially if you have allergies to bees and other flying insects.

Knowledge Is Key

Knowing where stinging insects prefer to build their nests can help you better protect yourself, your family, and your pets from being stung. Keeping your yard tidy, performing routine repairs to the exterior of your home or business, and knowing the places to avoid can help reduce your risk of being stung. Some common nesting sites include:

  • Exterior walls on homes and buildings
  • Attics and basements
  • Underneath decks and patios
  • Damaged siding
  • Garages and sheds
  • Chimneys
  • Cracks and other openings in masonry
  • Woodpiles
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Mounds and dirt piles

Connect with Tennessee’s Award-Winning Pest Control Team

When stinging insects have built their nest on your property, you want to get rid of the problem right away. At Critter Wranglers, we value your safety, health, and well-being. We understand the urgency of your situation, which is why you can count on us to take care of the issue quickly and efficiently. If yellowjackets, wasps, bees, hornets, or any other invasive insects are present, there’s no need to fear when you’ve got Critter Wranglers on your side. Our dedicated technicians will thoroughly inspect your home or business and assess where these insects have set up their nest. We can then provide customized solutions to make your environment both safer and healthier. Reach out today to schedule an appointment. 

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