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Same Day Treatment for Bees, Wasps, and Yellow Jackets

Don't let stinging insects keep you from enjoying your outside living space today. With Ransford Pest Control, if you are in our immediate service area and call before noon, we can come the same day to promptly and professionally treat your bee, wasp, or yellow jacket problems. Don't wait until you or your loved ones get stung; call Ransford today!

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Stinging Insect Control Service in Central Massachusetts

Nest-Forming Wasp Treatments Are Included With Our Premier Plan and Insect Plan

Bees and wasps have reached their peak size by late summer or early fall. After increasing the sizes of their nests all summer, their populations are at a maximum. In Central Massachusetts, the most common wasp is the Yellow Jacket, which builds a football-shaped nest hanging high from tree branches or the top of your porch. They also may nest in the ground, wall voids, tree stumps, attics, and other places. At Ransford Pest Control, our technicians can handle infestations ranging from:

  • Yellow jackets
  • White-faced hornets
  • European hornets
  • And more!
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What to Expect

Here's how we make the wasp extermination process simple and hassle-free for you:

  1. The technician, properly equipped with their bee suit, will inspect the affected area and attempt to locate the nest(s). If necessary, they will make use of a thermal camera to aid in finding nests that are hidden in wall voids.
  2. Once the nest is located, the technician will inject a dust into it, which has a residual effect, thus guaranteeing complete elimination of all wasps in the nest. They will typically also use an aerosol product for fast results.
  3. If any live wasps are seen in the nest 3 days after our visit, we will return to treat it again at no additional charge.
  4. If you sign up for our Premier Plan or Insect Plan, you can call us if you see any more nests, and we will treat them ASAP at no additional charge, since nest-forming wasps are covered on these plans. also treat them. The first nest is priced at $395, and any additional nests cost $95 each.

Why is Stinging Insect Treatment Necessary?

Since stinging insects are not active just throughout the summer, they’re busy into the fall as well. Wasp and bee treatment can be handled quickly, safely, and easily by a professional exterminator. It should be done if the bees or wasps threaten your family, your pets, or yourself. Hives will expand over time, so handling it quickly is preferable to waiting.

Stay Away From DIY Treatments

Do not attempt to remove the hives yourself. Many DIY products, because they kill-on-contact or repel insects, will only serve to drive the wasps or bees deeper into a structure, making them even harder to fully eliminate. A provoked nest is also a danger to you. 

Call The Professionals For Bee Control

128 Years of Experience

Controlling wasps can be a dangerous undertaking for a homeowner or property manager. It’s important to call Ransford Pest Control for professional, environmentally responsible treatment for your wasp problems. We will make emergency dispatches to treat active nests. For 128 years, we've adapted to treat the species of stinging insects that are in our area.

Let a Professional Wasp and Bee Exterminator Help

Contact Ransford for professional wasp and bee elimination. We’re trained and have extensive experience. While offering our wasp and bee treatment services, we’ve handled thousands of hives around the area. We pride ourselves on efficiency, on practicing environmentally responsible treatments, and on making emergency dispatches when a nest needs urgent treatment.

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Talk to us about how to get rid of the following stinging insects below:

Cicada Killers

Cicada killers are another large species of wasp, but these ones are not social. They each live individually in holes in the ground. You may see a large number of holes, commonly in sandy soil, or sometimes in retaining walls.

European Hornets

European hornets look similar to yellow jackets, but have a red/brown tinge. They grow up to twice as large as regular yellow jackets, at 1.5 inches long. Despite their size, european hornets are typically only aggressive in defense of their nests.

Honey Bees

Honey bees are a vitally important part of our ecosystem, pollinating plants that provide us food and oxygen. In fact, bees (not just honey bees, but all bees) are so important that, without them, humans would struggle to survive. Out of all the bee species, it is the honey bee that receives the most special treatment, though. These bees are smaller and have slimmer bodies than their counterparts. They live in hives that can number in the tens of thousands. While there are some wild colonies out there, most hives are under the care of a beekeeper. Honey bees are not typically considered a nuisance, as they are not destructive and wild colonies are not usually found near homes. If you suspect you have a honey bee nest on your property, do not use any pesticide! It is best to contact a beekeeper and see if they can come and remove the bees for you. 

Mud Daubers

Mud Dauber is a name given to a variety of wasps that build their nests from mud. You may see their nests stuck on the side of a structure, under the eaves, or in an attic. The nature of their nest means that it must be kept dry, so they usually construct it in an out-of-the-way place that can be difficult to access. Mud Daubers look like your typical wasp but tend to be black in color.

White-Faced Hornets

Also known as ‘bald-faced hornets’ or ‘bull wasps. They are large and black with white markings. They tend to have very large nests with a single queen and female sterile workers. They produce new queens and males late in the season. The queens will find a safe place for the winter and a new nest starts the following spring. White-faced hornets are widely considered to be the most aggressive species of wasp in Massachusetts.

Yellow Jackets

Chances are good you’ve seen them at barbecues in the summer and fall. They have a thin, bright yellow and black appearance. Yellow jackets are so common at picnics that they have a nickname: “meat bees.” Make no mistake, though. Yellow jackets are wasps. Where bees can only sting you once, wasps can latch on and sting you multiple times. That’s a bad combination, and yellow jackets are some of the most aggressive wasps.

If you see them outdoors at a picnic, don’t swat at them. This will aggravate them and they’ll become aggressive. Not only this, but if you crush a wasp, it releases a chemical that draws other wasps to its location. This is a survival mechanism that signals wasps to investigate a threat. 

Aside from being an eye-catching yellow, particularly aggressive, and way too interested in your plate of food, one other thing makes yellow jackets unique. They live underground.

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Ransford Pest Control has certified stinging insect exterminators on staff providing service to several areas throughout the state of Massachusetts. These include:

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