Pest Control for Bees, Wasps, and Hornets in Cornelia, GA, Anderson, SC & Greenville, SC

Pest Control for Bees, Wasps, and Hornets in Cornelia, GA, Anderson, SC & Greenville, SC

Should I Control Stinging Insects Myself?

DIY pest control for bees, wasps, or hornets can be risky business. Stinging insects can be aggressive in defending their territory, and if you threaten that with a spray can of pesticide, you risk being attacked by a swarm. Some people can experience severe reactions to bee/wasp venom, leading to anaphylactic shock in some cases.

"I had a really bad problem with yellow-jackets last year and tried everything I could myself and could not get rid of them. I finally relented and called Compass and they came out and took care of it. Give Philip and his team a chance - you won't regret it!"

- Greg R.

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Professional Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Control

Bees and wasps are beneficial pollinators for the environment, so it isn’t always necessary to remove them. But if a colony has made a nest in an area that threatens the safety of you or your family, contact your local pest control experts at Compass Pest Management, and we’ll find the best solution for you.

Why Compass Pest Management?

With Compass, you get:

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Affordable options
that are tailored to your budget and needs

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Registered, certified professionals
that go the extra mile for you

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Green solutions
that protect your family and the environment

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A FREE inspection & estimate
for bees, wasps, hornets, and other stinging insects

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Our Pest Control Process for Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

Scientific Integrated Pest Management Solutions

Integrated Pest Management Solutions (IPM) is an approach to control wasps, bees, hornets, and other pests. Often physical, mechanical, biological, and educational methods are employed to achieve the results that are of the least human risk while effectively controlling unwanted pests.

Our IPM program focuses on three specific areas:

1) Inspecting for wasps, hornets, bees, and their nests
2) Identifying the type of insect and severity of the situation
3) Safe, effective, fast pest control by certified professionals

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The health and safety of your family and pets is our #1 concern while ridding your home of the bees, wasps, and hornets.



Common Stinging Insects in Georgia & South Carolina

  • Wasps & hornets
    • Mud Daubers
    • Cicada killers
    • Umbrella wasps
    • Yellow jackets
    • Baldfaced hornets
    • European hornets AKA giant hornets
  • Bees
    • Honey bees
    • Bumblebees

Other biting and stinging insects in Georgia & South Carolina

  • Fire ants
  • Horse flies
  • Deer flies
  • Mosquitos
  • Scorpions
  • Spined caterpillars
  • Fleas
  • Chiggers
  • Ticks
  • Spiders

Social versus Solitary Stinging Insects

Some stinging insects form large colonies and can swarm in the hundreds or thousands. Others are solitary, and are usually less problematic than their social counterparts, since you are likely to only encounter one at a time.

Stingers in Georgia and South Carolina that generally fly solo include:

  • Cicada killers
  • Mud-dauber wasps
  • Scorpions

Stingers that live in large social colonies can pose more of a threat if they nest in or near your home. These include:

  • Bees
  • Yellow jackets
  • Umbrella wasps
  • Baldfaced hornets
  • European hornets
  • Fire ants

What’s the difference between wasps, hornets, and bees?

Bees tend to be less aggressive than wasps, and lose their stingers after a single sting, while wasps can sting repeatedly. Bees are fuzzy, while wasps are sleek. 

Hornets are a subcategory of wasps, so all hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. Yellow jackets are also a type of wasp.



Bee, Wasp, & Hornet Control: Health & Safety

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Green Pest Control Alternatives for Your Family

We at Compass Pest Management care about the health and safety of your family as well as protecting the environment. Bees and wasps are important pollinators that play an essential role in our ecosystem. But as occasionally aggressive and territorial stingers, they can threaten the safety of you or your family if they build a nest in or around your home and yard.

While there may always be a need for traditional treatments, we offer green alternatives to many pest problems. A Compass Certified Service Professional will discuss with you the most effective and safest methods to treat your problem and best protect your family.

Our safest solution for pest control is always in the application method. The EPA certifies every applicable material we use, and we ensure that our service professionals are trained to use them effectively and safely.


Free Inspection & Estimate for Stinging Insects

Contact Compass today and we will set up your free pest inspection & estimate. We will be happy to serve you from one of our locations in Georgia & South Carolina.