Wasps are some of the most aggravating, frightening pests to have on your property.  If you notice a high number of wasps in your home or the garden, it could be a sign that there is a wasp nest nearby. Sometimes they cause damage to your property by building their nests and tunnels in the walls and damaging the drywall, other times, it’s just a hazard for a potential attack by angry wasps who have built a nest on your wall, tree or an underground nest in your backyard. Wasps pose a threat to all residents. It is a very painful experience when someone is stung by a wasp, hornet or bee. It can be life-threatening for people who are allergic to stings.

In this situation you need to take immediate action or else they will multiply their nests and will be problematic for you in the near future. For wasp extermination in Metro-Vancouver & Surrey BC, you can contact Total Pest Control for the services. We have extensive experience in the pest control industry and our wasp exterminators can handle your wasp problem quickly and effectively. Call us today at 604-349-6402 to schedule an appointment or fill out the contact form with details and one of our representatives will get back to you within a short time.

Common Types of Wasps Found in Surrey and Metro-Vancouver

Paper Wasp:

The color of Paper wasp is dusty yellow to dark brown or black. The length of paper wasps is generally 1.9 to 2.5 cm. This is a difficult pest to control but can mostly be controlled by professionals with proper measures. Typically, Paper wasps construct paper-like material nests. You can find football-shaped nests under soil cavities, ledges, and eaves. The sting of a paper wasp is not that much painful as compared to hornet or yellowjacket.


Hornets available in the BC can be identified by their prominent black and white ‘bald face’ and thus known as a bald-faced hornet. These Hornets are proved to be more aggressive and dangerous to control as to when compared with paper wasps. Their length could go up to 1.4 inches and is black in color with ivory white patterns. At nights, they are attracted to lights and that is considered the perfect time to trap them. The large paper nests of Hornets are in hollow trees and sheltered positions. And some of them can be found hanging from leaves or branches.

If their nest is slightly irritated, the wasps will spread in all directions and will cause bigger problems. To defend themselves, they use their stings and their sting is most painful among all the wasps. Hornet’s sting contains a lot of acetylcholine. These bald-faced hornets can sting repeatedly and, unlike bees, don’t die after stinging.

Yellow Jackets:

This wasps’ type is often mistaken and confused with bees because of their appearance and size. They are black and yellow in color. All of the yellow jackets are wasps whereas not all the wasps are yellow jackets. They are aggressive and defensive at the same time. They can sting and bite. Their sting is plenty painful.

Places like trees, protected places, shrubs, soil cavities, tree stumps or interior of man-made structures, are the perfect nesting locations for yellow jackets. The nests are built from wood fiber, which is a finely chewed paper-like pulp. The feed of adult yellow jackets is the items rich in sugar and carbohydrates like flower nectar, fruits and tree sap. They hunt for meat to take home as the larvae diet. Before feeding the larvae, the adults chew the hunt to make it softer.

Wasp Nest Removal – Keep Them Away from Your Home

Very strict care is recommended when dealing with wasp nests. A single nest may contain 100’s of wasps and if disturbed they can attack in large numbers. Removing a nest can be dangerous for you and your family. If the wasp nest is mature then you definitely need professional help. This is where Total Pest Control can help you to get rid of them. We have the knowledge and experience with the equipment’s used to deal with the removal of wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets.

  • The wasp exterminators at Total Pest Control use the protective gear to save themselves from stings during the removal process.
  • The treatment will be applied according to the placement of the nest and type of wasp or hornet.
  • Customized treatments are done by technicians when the placement of nest is below the ground, concrete slabs or piles of rock.
  • Some tips will be shared by our team of hornet exterminators to help you keep wasps away in future.

Save yourself from a wasp sting by calling our team for eco-friendly hornet and wasp removal services today! Call now at 604-349-6402.

What to do for the Wasp Control?

There are multiple products available in the market that can be used for controlling wasps on your property. The available products guarantee positive results. If not used properly though, you can expect an attack from wasps or hornets. Some precautions should always be taken to control the wasps or hornets nesting problem.

  • Sealing all entry points by a proper sealant in your roofing, attic and the basements.
  • Removing all the food sources will eliminate the chances of wasps or hornets nesting.
  • Keep the lids of your garbage bins tightly sealed. The wasp’s problem usually occurs in yards where food sources are available.
  • Avoid perfumes because the wasps are attracted to sweet smells. Try minimizing the use of colognes.
  • Avoid wearing bright colors clothes. In this way, you will not be able to attract Wasps.
  • Grow plants that wasps don’t like. Those plants will deter them.
  • Create and hang a fake nest.

If the wasps nesting is on a mature stage then professional wasp extermination is the best way to deal with a wasp problem in your home or yard. Call Total Pest Control for a wasp removal and extermination services across Surrey, Metro Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC. Call us at 604-349-6402  today to schedule an appointment for extermination. We’re here to help!