Don’t wait get stung! Eliminate pests and remove bees nests

Stinging insects can make the best of days turn into the worst of days. They will hound your patios, porches, and ruin the enjoyment you find in your outdoor living spaces. They can also create holes in your fences or nest squeeze through cracks in your home and nest in your attic or walls, causing significant damage to your home.

While we need bees and they’re important to our world, it’s safe to say most of us would prefer them to stay away from us and our homes.

Call us today, we will take care of any stinging insects quickly and efficiently.

Common Stinging Insects for Pest Control in Central Ohio

paper wasp


Can be very aggressive. Builds paper nest.

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket

Face is primarily yellow with dark eyes. Builds paper nest.

Bald Faced Hornet

Bald Faced Hornet

Builds large paper nests. Black with white markings.

Mud Dauber (Organ Pipe)

Mud Dauber

Nests made out of mud. Prefer shaded areas to build in around the home.

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee

Bore into wood structures. Often mistaken for Bumblebees.

Bumble bee flying

Bumble Bee

Larger than honey bees, fuzzy with short, stubby wings. Bumblebees are pollinators.

Honey bee

Honey Bee

Honey bees swarm together without making a nest or hive. They are important pollinators.

Professional Bees and Wasps Exterminator Services in Columbus

If you are dealing with these stinging insects in your properties, the first step for their complete removal is to identify them in order to apply the most effective methods in getting rid of them.

And the quickest way to do this is by getting professional help. Here at Elite Pest Pest and Termite Control, we are licensed to take care of your pest control problems including bees, wasps, and other stinging insects.

We have the expertise and experience in identifying these stinging insects and performing the corresponding extermination services for them.


We specialize in the safe and efficient removal of wasp and bee infestations from your property. Our experienced team identifies and eliminates nests, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees can cause damage to wooden structures. Count on us to exterminate these pests and prevent further destruction to your property with our targeted treatments.

Bald Face Hornets and Yellow Jackets

Dealing with aggressive hornets and yellow jackets? Let us handle it. Our experts safely remove nests and implement preventive measures to keep these stinging insects away from your home or business.

Other Pest Intruders

Beyond bees and wasps, we also tackle a variety of other pest intruders. Whether it’s ants, spiders, or any other unwelcome guests, we have the expertise to eliminate them and ensure your space remains pest-free.


The answer to this question is all about identification. Beekeepers are a great resource when dealing with honey bees, but often times honey bees and yellow jackets are confused for one another. Before reaching out to a beekeeper make sure that the nest has not been contaminated by any sort of chemical. If that happens and they are in fact honey bees the beekeeper will not be able to save the honeybees. We suggest contacting Elite Pest and Termite Control to help identify the stinging insect first and if they turn out to be honey bees we can put you in contact with a local bee keeper who will be able to help you. Otherwise we are more than happy to help you with the removal of these insects from your property. 

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Bee and Wasp Nest Removal

At Elite Pest and Termite Control, our expertise extends beyond simply exterminating bees and wasps – we also specialize in removing their nests. We understand that eliminating the source of these stinging insects is crucial to ensuring a pest-free environment for our clients. Our skilled team is equipped to safely and effectively remove nests from your property, providing comprehensive relief from bee and wasp infestations. With our tailored approach, you can trust us to not only eradicate the immediate threat but also prevent future colonies from establishing themselves.

Stinging Insect: Nesting

Carpenter Bee in Hole
Mud dauber nest
Bald Faced Hornet Nest
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Bald Face Hornet Nest Removal

Bald Faced Hornet nests are what most people think of when they think of any sort of stinging insect nest. The movies like to take full advantage of the way these look. They are massive and include many intricacies. They are typically found high up in trees or attached to the sides of homes and hanging from soffits. The good news is once the season for these pests has concluded (May-October) they will abandon the nest and it will not be reused again. If you find one of these near places you hang out around during their season and it looks to be active, call Elite Pest and Termite Control and we can come and remove the nest.


Mud Dauber Nest Removal

Mud Dauber nests are typically found around the outside of our homes attached to walls, under the eaves, and inside garages and other exterior buildings. These nests are made out of mud.  Mud Daubers in general are not very dangerous, though they do sting.  When abandoned, their nests are available as new homes for other insects and wasps that might take up residence in them when they are no longer in use. If you notice these empty nests around be sure to knock them down so they do not attract other insects to the area. Not sure if they have been abandoned? Look for holes in the nest. When the Mud Daubers leave their nest they come out, creating holes. While they are inside of their nest you will not see any holes. Call Elite Pest and Termite Control if you would like us to come and remove these nests.

Carpenter Bee Nest Removal

Carpenter Bees are often mistaken for bumble bees.The way to tell them apart is through their abdomens. Carpenter Bees have shiny black abdomens, and Bumble Bees have fuzzy yellow and black abdomens. Carpenter Bees are best known for the way they bore into wooden structures creating circular holes. They do not eat this wood, but they drill it out creating cavities that become their nest for their larvae. They are more apt to create holes and galleries in untreated clean wood. Keeping up on wood around your home and property may deter them, but it is not always the case. After their typical pest season (May-October) they will then use the holes for shelter and hibernate over the winter. It is best to treat for these insects throughout the year with their final treatment in the fall, at which time you are able to seal the holes that they had created. Call Elite Pest and Termite Control if you are dealing with Carpenter Bees and would like to set up a service.

Honey Bee Beekeeper referral

Honey Bee hives are typically found inside of holes within trees and other tree cavities, as well as under the edges of objects where they can easily come and go. They are often found near gardens. Bees are not always pests, in fact these are very beneficial creatures to our world. Due to their very nature we do not treat for them. We do however identify them if that is needed and will refer you out to a local beekeeper if it is needed for them to come and remove the hive and try to save the colony. Give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call to help in identifying the stinging insect you have issues with if you are unsure. 

Paper Wasp Nest
Yellow Jacket Ground Nest
Honey Bee Nest

Bubble Bee and Yellow Jacket Nest Removal

There actually is no such thing as a ground bee, this would be a misnomer for several different types of stinging insects. These insects would be Yellow Jackets, Bumble Bees, and Mason Bees. Their natural habitats are found within the ground. All three of these types of stinging insects will nest in the ground. However, Yellow Jackets will make their nests anywhere they feel that they can construct their nest in safety. If you are dealing with a type of “ground bee” give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call for proper identification and treatment. 

Wasp Nest Removal

Wasps make their nests out of chewed wood which gives them a very paper like look. Wasp nests can be found most often under fascia and soffit. They also can be seen hanging under porches and decks including the railings. Wasps will make their nests anywhere they can feel safe. Wasps will not chase you unless they feel threatened. If you notice wasp nests around your property give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call to come and assess the situation. We can remove them safely and effectively.

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FAQs about Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Stinging Insects

Honey bees are the only bee that loses its stinger once it stings. There is venom in their stinger and a barb in the stinger purposely sticks into the foe to keep injecting venom in an attempt to kill it. This is a defense mechanism to protect the hive.

All other types of bees can sting you more than once and the more stings you get, typically the worse reaction your body will feel. Enough stings can be deadly, especially if you are allergic.

Most stinging insects will not sting unless provoked so if you attempt to swat away a bee, it views that as a sign of aggression and will protect itself by stinging you.

Also, if you kill wasps or yellow jackets, pheromones are released that signal for other wasps and yellow jackets to attack that area so if you are close enough to their hive, more may come to attempt to sting you.

There are a few things that you can do to lessen the chances of stinging insects nesting around your homes and businesses. Check for gaps, cracks and openings around your fascia, foundation, siding, and lines going into the structure. Keeping up on proper maintenance and home improvements will also ensure that your home will be less of a target.

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