Bees, Wasps & Hornets Control Services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Bees, wasps, and hornets are some of the most feared pests in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland areas. Their tendency to sting and their inclination to build large nests can make your home feel unsafe. When bees or wasps become a hazard to you and your family, My Pest Pros will safely remove the dangerous stinging insects from your property.

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How to Identify a Bee, Wasp, or Hornet Infestation

Several types of bees and wasps can build nests in or on your home. This includes bumble bees, carpenter bees, honey bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets.

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Bumble Bees

Identified by their fuzzy, black-and-yellow-striped bodies and thick, rounded abdomen, there are over 250 known species of bumble bees worldwide. They often fly with a loud buzzing sound and relentlessly defend their underground nests—which can contain over 50,000 bees! Though they are more peaceful than aggressive, they attack people when threatened.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees resemble bumble bees— without the yellow stripes. These bees typically do not sting but are wood-destroying insects that can damage your decks, siding, and other areas of your home. Unlike bumble bees, carpenter bees do not live in a swarm but are also incredibly territorial.

Honey Bees

These small bees are characterized by their traditional yellow and black stripes. However, they are much smaller than bumble bees and only sting when threatened. Because they are social insects, their colonies can become quite large—and when one bee from the hive is threatened, you’ll be sure the rest of the hive will know about it within 15 minutes or less.


A wide variety of wasps can call your sacred space their home. One of the most common intruders is the paper wasp. These pests are dusty yellow and brown with long legs that hang while flying. This species is docile unless threatened, defending their small umbrella-shaped, comb-style hives living in tight spaces—such as attics, under awnings, umbrellas, near doors, and tree branches.


There are two common types of hornets in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas: Bald-Faced and European. Bald-Faced are identified by their primarily black bodies and white face and become aggressive when their nest is disturbed. European hornets have dark bodies with yellow accents and are fierce and sometimes active at night.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are identified by their yellow and black heads and thin abdomen. They are the most aggressive type of bees, building their nests in the ground or cavernous eaves and attics. Because of their aggression, they are the top perpetrator of bee stings in the U.S.

Tips for Preventing Stinging Insects

  • Dispose of trash properly.
  • Avoid flowering plants in your landscape.
  • Patch up any holes in your home.
  • Spray a homemade repellent (essential oils such as peppermint are a natural deterrent, as well as a dish soap and water mixture).

How My Pest Pros Helps

Bees, wasps, and hornets are pests that can pose a severe health hazard to you and your family, especially if a family member is allergic to their painful stings. At My Pest Pros, we understand the significant danger you face—that’s why we are hyper-focused on bee and wasp nest removal for Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia homeowners. With quick and effective treatment, you can be bee and wasp-free today!

If you’re looking for pest control for bees and wasps, My Pest Pros is here to help. We provide effective treatment options that suit your schedule and budget. We cleanse your home or business by exterminating all insects from the nest using proven techniques— then discard the nest from your property.


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